Nursing pads care

  • Washing. Wash by hand in lukewarm water with LANACare Lanolin Soap to replenish the lanolin content of the wool. Use just enough soap to keep the water mildly sudsy. Move the pads gently in the water, then let them soak in the water for 5-10 minutes.

Rinse in lukewarm water. Always use lukewarm water when washing and rinsing wool. Cold water can shock the wool fibers, resulting in shrinking and felting of the wool.

Place or roll your pads into a towel, pressing out the excess water. Give the pads a quick, brisk shake to help them regain their form and elasticity. Lay pads to dry, preferably over a mild heat source.

  • Sterilize. When you are suffering from thrush it is important to sterilize the pads before using them. It has been shown that placing your woolen pads, directly after washing (dripping wet), in a microwave oven on high for 2 minutes removes all bacteria. Placing the washed pads in an oven at 100 degrees C (212 degrees F) for 10 minutes will remove yeast spores.  (Always make sure your pads are wet when placed in either a microwave or oven – they will otherwise burn & turn brown!)