Pregnant - Nursing - Exercising with breast pads

View Full Version : Exercising with breast pads

01-25-2011, 03:59 AM
Ok ladies, I have a question for ya'll. Do you have breastpads in when you exercise?

01-25-2011, 11:28 AM
I did in the beginning because I leaked constantly. For a few weeks post partum, if felt like if I sneezed I leaked everywhere. :o

Around 4 months, my supply leveled off and I no longer wear breastpads at all, not even at night. With my first child, I had to wear pads for the full 12 months; the milk just never quit coming!

I would just make sure you get one that is very breathable (no plastic backs) that has a sticky tape part to stay in place in your bra. If you're at home exercising and they bother you, just take them out. So what if you get a little milky? :D

01-25-2011, 12:16 PM
I have to use them all. the. time. Awake, sleeping, exercising, whatever. :) I use the Lansinoh ones, I find they are really absorbent and very breathable. I don't usually stick them down unless I'm exercising, then the sticky becomes necessary or they bunch up in the middle of my bra or underneath my breasts. I tried using reusable ones with my first and I just produce too much milk, I'd have them soaked through in no time at all, even after my supply leveled.

01-25-2011, 10:04 PM
My DS is only 10weeks so my supply is still abundant and leaky! I've just starting working out again and now I can see probably what my mistake was, I didn't stick my pads down ;) Because I ended up with rather sore nipples so I figure they must have been rubbing (although I would have thought my nipples would be pretty touch now with the way my monster eats them!).

02-04-2011, 02:52 AM
Back when I needed pads, I bought I set of Lilypadz- they're made of silicone. Awesome stuff. :D

02-04-2011, 03:03 AM
I'm sorry to interupt this lovely chat but... Whats a breastpad O_o

02-04-2011, 03:14 AM
I used the fleece backed until it calmed down to prevent leaking thry my top.


02-04-2011, 11:31 AM
@ SarRawrNaomi - a breastpad is an absorbant pad that breastfeeding mothers put in their bra to contain the milk leakage.

02-04-2011, 11:42 AM
At home, no, but at the gym, yes. ~ just in case :o