Sorry girl, I am going to sound sooooo stupid but will ask anway.
Firstly do you need breast pads if you are NOT breastfeeding? and if you have a section do you still need loads of those big maternity pads?
Yes and yes!!
You will still leak even if you decide not to Breastfeed.
And you will still bleed if you have c section.
If you're not b'feeding you will more than likely still leak some milk so the pads are handy for this.
And yes if you have a section (i had one) you will still bleed, probably for a few weeks anyway, so you will still need the maternity pads.
Re breast pads - leaking has little to do with breastfeeding or not. Whether you leak or not you'll only find out when it happens. Some women need them, some don't.
Csection - your uterus still needs to empty, regardless of ow you gave birth, so I would say yes, but there's more experienced people than me on the subject here. It just may not leak as much as post vaginal birth.
Anne Cordelia Shirley
I never used one breast pad, and I'm still doing two feeds a day. Never leaked at all. I used normal pads after my section, the hospital yokes were awful.
You might get an indication of leaking in the next few weeks, in my 38/39th week of pg i used to wake up with my pjs soaked from leaky boobs
I never leaked before either babies were born, after the birth, the milk literally poured out of me.
In relation to sanitary towels. After C-section I bled less but for longer so I only used towels for about a week but needed panty liners for about 2 weeks as I kept bleeding lightly. this is prefectly normal. AFter C-Section it's also normal for the bleeding to stop and start.
[quote="ciaraella":23l6u8lt]You might get an indication of leaking in the next few weeks, in my 38/39th week of pg i used to wake up with my pjs soaked from leaky boobs
I must be the only person that has had to use breast pads while pregnant!!
Op I agree with the others you should have both but it seems not everyone needs to use breast pads (lucky them!).
I used breast pads- I actually only leaked web a baby cried (even on tv!) seemingly that's normal
I had viganil birth. but the one thing I'd say is that no one could of prepared me for the volume of bleeding for 5weeks
23Daisy your not alone. I've leaked for over half my pregnancy both times! Very annoying.
OP - don't know if having a section and not BF'ing will mean your less inclined to leak after birth, but have a few just in case. The maternity pads will be a must as everyone has said.