The cotton bra pads for nursing weren't as good as I was hoping. I was hoping that I could buy a bunch and just keep washing them, but I found that I didn't like them enough to buy more. These might be okay when you are home and not going out, but I wouldn't want them for out of the house. First of all they don't fit into your bra comfortably. They can bunch up. Also they don't hold up very well because when you are leaking it can still go through your clothes. The disposable ones soak up liquid much better. My biggest problem with these was how much they show through your clothes. It's pretty obvious that you are wearing them when you can see big round circles through your shirt. It made me feel uncomfortable going out in them. So the fact that you can leak through and that you are seeing big circles through your shirt is just embarrassing! I would worry too much when I wore these out. It's a good idea, but I wish that they had made them a little differently.