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LANACare Ekstra Wool Nursing Pads (1 Pair)


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SKU:  5100110

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These incredibly soft and soothingly comfortable nursing pads provide the best conditions for successful breastfeeding. The LanaCare Ekstra version features felted wool for a better barrier effect and absorbency than the LanaCare Original version. Ideal for those with a strong let down. Most women need only 2 pairs for the entire nursing period. When one pair feels wet, let it dry while wearing the second pair. Lanolin's cleansing properties keep the wool fresh and hygienic. The wool can absorb up to 40% of its weight without feeling wet. When the pads do feel wet, they're warm, not cold and clammy as with cotton or disposable pads. Your skin is kept dry and able to breathe, allowing sore nipples to heal. Scandinavian midwives have, for centuries, advised mothers to protect their breasts from wind and cold to prevent plugged ducts and mastitis. Larger sizes give protective coverage over greater a portion of the breast. When needed, wash by hand in lukewarm water with mild hair shampoo, alternating with LANACare 20% Lanolin-Soap. LANACare's lanolin-replenishing soap has a much higher lanolin content than most other wool-washes and will keep your pads feeling soft and soothing.

Size Chart

3.5 inches
5 inches
6 inches
7 inches
9 inches


■Original - with double layer wool. Sufficient for most women's needs. Dries more quickly than Ekstra. 
■Ekstra - with felted wool for greater barrier effect and absorption. Ideal for women with extra strong "let-down" reflexes or heavy leakage. 

Guidelines in Sizing
(with understanding that each woman has individual preferences; also keep in mind that some shrinking will occur)

■Mini (3 1/2 in.) - recommended most often as additional inner layer for very heavy leaking.
■X-Small (5 in.) - A or B cup
■Small (6 in.) - B, C or D cup
■Medium (7 in.) - DD or larger
■Large (9 in.)

To be certain the size you order is what you'd like, please note the measurements of each pad size and gauge against your breast/bra. Certain bra styles may work best with the smaller sizes.

‡ Due to health considerations we cannot accept returns or exchanges of menstrual products, panties or breast pads.

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4 out of 5 stars Very comfy and soft!
by YarnMama from Eastcoast on 3/12/2011
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This is a great reusable breastpad! I know the price is a little scary but it was worth it to me when I put this on the first day and didn't have to pull the breastpad off my nipple. (I had a cracked nipple from week one postpartum and it's still sensitive even though it's healing nicely and doesn't bleed or scab anymore.)The sizing is very accurate in my opinion. I am a 38DDD and on the full side so I ordered the medium as the size chart suggested. These do look big coming out of the package but they are supposed to cover a larger portion of the breast than disposables and they do. I am a heavy leaker and really appreciate the extra leak protection the Elstra provides; so far it's worked wonderfully. I love that I only need one other pair of these for laundering purposes. (The Ekstra does take extra drying time.)I also like that this seem to stay in the bra cup better than disposables do, meaning that they don't fall out when I'm nursing in public. Since they take up more cup space they tend to stay in there when you unhook to nurse. The only reason I didn't give this a full five stars is because it would be nice if these had a little contouring to them. They don't seem to show through my bra and t-shirt but I do feel the need to make sure they are nicely straightened out. Sine they are made into a flat circle they can pucker a little in certain places, but like I said...I don't think mine have shown through my bra and t-shirt yet. (Let it be known that I do tend to wear lightly lined bras so that may help with the "no show" on the pads. An unlined bra or thinner cup might be more apt to show through...not sure though.)
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