Thursday, September 22, 2011

(Closed) Mama-To-Be Gift Guide: LilyPadz Review & Giveaway Ends 10/5



LilyPadz was the idea of breastfeeding mom, Tina Bruce. Frustrated with leaking and current products available, she began experimenting. Tape and Band-Aids were not going to cut it. She found silicone to be safe and incredibly effective and began developing what is now a very unique, well-designed nursing pad for moms.
I received a LilyPadz Starter Kit to review. After a little skepticism, I found that these have to be one of the neatest, most innovative ideas for new moms I've seen. LilyPadz are very thin, silicone nursing pads that adhere to the breast, put pressure on the nipple, and stop leaking breastmilk.

The Starter Kit contains one set of LilyPadz, LilyWash, and LilyWipes. The adhesive lining of the LilyPadz is renewed with proper washing with the specially formulated LilyWash and hot water. This oil cutting soap is important to use to effectively wash away oils and lint that interfere with the stickiness of the inner layer of the LilyPadz. LilyWipes are a great alternative to the LilyWash if you are on the go and between feedings, but does not replace regular washing with LilyWash.
Traditional reusable and disposable nursing pads soak up leaking breast milk, and eventually the wetness can cause skin irritation. Often times that also comes with the lovely rotten milk smell that's unmistakable (well, at least I noticed I smelled like that ALL the time with Buddy!). They're also quite bulky, and despite my larger chest size from breastfeeding, regular nursing pads would create a lumpy chest and would often times stick out the top of my bra too. Dried up milk in nursing pads would become hard and scratchy too. Not fun! Figuring out how to care for a newborn can be a challenging time for new parents. Breastfeeding often comes with it owns learning curve, and counting on leaking boobs can be added to that list too. But when your milk supply is established and you're beginning to create a routine, why not have a product that can solve this annoying and often uncomfortable issue? Geez, let's ENCOURAGE breastfeeding by using products like LilyPadz that make the not-so-pleasant parts a little easier!
Because they are so thin, LilyPadz are surprisingly comfortable and you won't even know they are on (my sister-in-law told me so!). They have a curved shape, and will not be noticeable or lumpy under your clothing. LilyPadz are breathable, latex-free and are a great alternative to traditional reusable or disposable breast pads. LilyPadz will not show through your clothes, and can even be worn with swimwear. These can also be worn overnight, and even without a bra since they adhere well to the breast. Let's be truthful here. Another issue I had when Buddy was an infant was that my nursing/pumping nipples would show through thin bras MUCH more than non-nursing nipples. LilyPadz also effectively smooth and press the nipple inward so you can achieve a seamless look. I remember when Buddy was an infant, I would have to drop everything and use the palms of my hands to press in to stop a let-down from watering my bra and shirt before a feeding. I was already hard pressed for a good, full supply, so wasting over an ounce per breast during a random let-down was a not a nice thought. Let's see...no leaking boobs, no bulky, uncomfortable nursing pads, and no protruding nipples. Yep, I'm sold!

The pregnant Mama-To-Be's perspective (my sister-in law!): 

This is probably one of my favorite products that I have received! As a new, well, soon to be mom one of my greatest fears is breastfeeding. There are so many different products out today that address this fear it is hard to know where to begin. Like other soon to be moms, I have done my research and found that Simply Lily LilyPadz is a product to swear by. These breast pads are made from medical grade silicone which acts like another layer of skin. When applied, these pads prevent breast milk leakage by adhering directly to the breast and maintaining pressure on the nipple. Unlike the more common designed breast pads, with Simply Lily LilyPadz there is no need to continuously exchange soiled pads or clothes. Another bonus is that they are reusable, I’m not exactly sure how it works but with a quick rinse using LilyWash these pads maintain their tackiness for use again and again. All in all, Simply Lily LilyPadz are comfortable and practical, what else could a new mom ask for? I highly recommend these!

Price: The LilyPadz Starter Kit - Single Pair is $36.95

The Verdict:
I'm so excited there is a product on the market that makes the not-so-fun-parts of breastfeeding much easier for any new mom! I love LilyPadz!

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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

29 comments:

Rebecca said...

I didn't know that their reusable pads were breathable, that is very nice!
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Sara said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these pads! I have been using mine for 3 months now, and they are just finally starting to lose their stickiness (the company claims 2 months, but I've been able to get more wear). Would love to win a free set as a replacement, but will be buying a new set if not!

Melissa said...

I learned that they are made of silicone, and are ultra thin! Thanks for the giveaway!

rebecca williams said...

Because of their self-adhesive lining they can be used without your bra - a sleep luxury for any nursing mother
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Jena said...

I learned the Large LilyPadz are a best fit for women who are size DD or larger.

darkkrystyl said...

very cool that they're silicone and absorbant... very cool!
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Elaine said...

my email is incorrect!
it's in my profile :)

thanks!

Rachel said...

I learned that silicone chaulk was the inspiration for Lilypadz

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Lori Thomas said...

I learned The first LilyPadz® were manufactured for sale in January 2003

jonna brinkley said...

"LilyPadz are surprisingly comfortable" this is so true, I forget mine are on.

Alena B said...

"Lily Padz" is now something I really looking forward to trying, I would get so irritated from regular nursing pads- annoying leakiges and show-thru! Looks like this is amazing decision! OMG I love the idea of LilyPads!Especially with another baby on the way, looking forward to it!

Maia G said...

I LOVE that you can't see them through your shirt

Amanda said...

I learned that Tina Bruce used herself as a guinea pig to try out these pads!
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Jess said...

I learned that lily pads can be worn with swimwear.

Jan said...

I learned they also have Lily wash and Lily wipes.
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Carrie Phelps said...

With the fact that they are skinlike they are also reusable! My daughter is due in three weeks & these would be a wonderful gift!
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RealtorSD said...

i learned that they have breastfeeding resources like the breastfeeding welcome here sign on their website
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Chany said...

I learned that they are breathable and latex free!

Kimberly said...

I learned that the tacky lining of LilyPadz is renewed with washing, not washed away.

Gina said...

Learned Lilypadz® do not adversely affect milk supply. As long as you are feeding or expressing milk regularly, supply will adjust continuously based on the supply and demand established by both you and your child.

jakell said...

LilyPadz also protect against rubbing and won't stick to colostrum or healing fluids the way cotton pads do

Dee said...

I LOVE that they are reusable for 2 months!

eek031880@hotmail.com said...

I learned that lanolin can be used safely with LilyPadz.

~Kristen Fritsche~ said...

I love that these actually conform to the breast rather than using a pad that you have to stick to your bra. It seems like this would be more absorbent.

Jennifer C. said...

I love that the pads are silicone and flexible! They look comfy!

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Nikki said...

I learned that LilyPadz evolved from an experiment with clear silicone gel used for caulking! ngiraldi at gmail dot com

Charis's Mum said...

I like they are breathable, reusable, and DON'T yell out, "SEE MY BREASTPADS!!"
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Dana B. said...

I learned that you need to use LilyWash™ daily in conjuction with the padz.
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S said...

You can wear them at night with no bra! That would be awesome! -Sharon M