No synthetic or disposable fiber can compare with the comfort of natural silk plus the breathability of merino wool.
Silk on both sides with merino wool inside. You can use either side so it's faster and easier to use since the silk is on both sides. Breathable, absorbent, soothing. So much more comfy than the throw away kind. They are 3 layers: silk on one side, wool inside and silk on the other side. Silk is soothing and offers the natural healing properties of silk. Wool is breathable and absorbent. They are absorbent but do not have a waterproof layer which is really nice for breathability. Excess milk will be absorbed by the wool and stays fresh longer than any other fabric (without getting that sour milk smell as quickly that the cotton ones get, in my experience). You may only need 2 pairs for the entire time if you are not a heavy leaker. These pads are really more for healing and soothing, yet they will take up some leakage. Heavy leakers might need to double up. You could use the soothing silk next to skin for the comfort and healing properties of them and put another pad over the outside for a moisture barrier layer if you find that the absorbency is not enough for you. These do not have a true waterproof (synthetic) layer thus they are very breathable. They are luxurious and soft, soothing, natural and breathable. Hand wash. Lay flat to dry. Do not lanolize. Made in Germany.
These are also nice in the late stages of pregnancy when nipples may feel very sensitive to everything. The silk is soothing and gentle. Silk is hypoallergenic and skin is very happy and comfortable with silk next to it. Some have called it "second skin". Once you try it, you will see the benefits of the silk.
Size large 14 cm shown
I found washing these too much effort as a new mother with too little sleep and not enough free time.
These are so comfortable!! And they do a great job! I really love them. They are comfortable against my skin, no nasty adhesive, they don't bunch up and they hold up well. I had gotten some cotton reusable nursing pads at the beginning of my nursing journey but they leaked all the time! So I switched and started using the disposable ones until I found these. I decided to give them a shot and am so glad I did. I love not throwing away a bunch of garbage, plus they are just so much nicer to wear!
These are absorbent and soft, but are a bit bulky (32E, just...ridiculous) and you can see them under a padded nursing bra. I do like them in a nighttime unlined nursing bra, they help make a pad under your breast which is pretty fantastic and makes nursing more comfortable with large *******.
These are so comfortable! I accidentally washed one with babies clothes and it totally shrunk but it is still usable just thicker and smaller around. I like these for when your nipples are sore in the beginning because they are thicker and don't put pressure on your nipples like the bamboo/pull ones I bought elsewhere. I found that because they are so soft they don't leave a noticeable line under clothing either. Love them!
I LOVE these pads! Mine also got somewhat misshapen after washing. I thought I followed the instructions properly but they still are oblong now. I actually like them better this way as they seem to fit better in my bra and not be noticeable like the other round cloth pads I've tried. I have used these since my daughter was born and I barely had any trouble with sore nipples! She is my fifth and since I've BF all of them and had the least amount of cracked and sore nipples, I swear it's because of these nursing pads. They are so soft and absorbent! I suggest ordering two pairs right away. I just ordered a second pair since I've misplace the first pair. They ship so fast from GMD that I'm sure I'll get them before I find my other ones. Great product! I highly recommend them!