There was gel on my breast when I went to feed my baby, what is it?
The reason Lansinoh’s disposable breast pads are so absorbent is that they contain a fine powder within the construction of the pad that is a super absorbent polymer (SAP). When the milk lets down and begins to flow, the powder turns into a gel, which is the action that is keeping you dry. If you notice gel on your breast, it probably means that this leaked from the pad onto your skin either because the pad was torn or ripped prior to your using it or because the pad was too saturated with milk. This could happen after a particularly big letdown or after wearing the pad for many hours. One option is changing your pad more frequently if you think that could be the cause. Because our nursing pads are so absorbent, it may not seem as though you are leaking a lot of milk but this is sometimes the case.
Or, it could be the case that the pad was torn or slightly ripped and the polymer gel could have gotten onto your skin.