For a newborn child, mother's milk is the prime source of food and also the most nutrient contributor in its efficient growth. Doctors around the world strictly advise mothers to breastfeed their newborn as any other kind of feeding may be unsafe for the infants. Mother's milk is beneficial for babies for a multiple reasons. It is not only full of nutrients and antibodies that help in the continuous growth of your baby, but it also helps in fighting diseases. Breastfeeding also lessens the risk of many type of disease risks in mothers.Breast milk is also easier to digest for babies.
Breastfeeding also develops a bond between the mother and her baby that nothing in this world can replace. There is really no substitute for mother's milk as most people commonly believe there to be. Now that you have known the significance of breastfeeding and might have sworn to breastfeed your baby, feeding efficiently to the baby so that he/she gets the maximum benefits of it is imperative. Moreover it is inexpensive then formula or bottle feeding. To make this process easier nursing pads should be used by mothers.
Not all mothers have leakage problem with a healthy supply of milk. Some tend to have these problems and loose subsequent amount of milk in leakage. Nonetheless using nursing pads is the correct approach as it does not hurt to be wise, does it? The nursing pads will effectively prevent leakage and loss of the nutritional milk. The most important feature to look for while buying them is that they have maximum airflow to prevent blockage of the milk supply. Newborns are weak and therefore there should be no problem in the breastfeeding.
You can choose washable or disposable nursing pads according to your needs, suitability and comfort. Washable pads are of course less expensive then the disposable ones. You need to wash and clean the washable breast pads after every feed regularly. Using washable or reusable pads should be stopped as soon as it becomes damp from continuous washing. It is not advisable to use pads with plastic lining as it prevents airflow. The washable breast pads should be 100% made of cotton to avoid any kind of breast infection.
Disposable nursing pads are great for working mothers. They are a little expensive but it saves you time as there is no fuss about washing it after every feed. They are also very useful for breastfeeding while traveling. Disposable breast pads should be either made of 100% cotton or all paper. It all really depends on your level of comfort and convenience what type you choose.