I was pregnant or nursing for nearly TEN YEARS. Sometimes, I was pregnant and nursing simultaneously. I had so much milk, oh, dear lord... SO much milk... I slept with a towel under me and a cloth diaper clutched to my bare chest, to keep us all from drowning when my milk let down when my babies nursed in their sleep.
When you're nursing, you experience such an incredible connection to you baby and all women; I hated the store-bought nursing pads for their sterile appearance, as if my nursing were an unfortunate aspect of my gender that must be sterilized.
I didn't have a serger at the time to make my own nursing pads, but I definitely have one now; and while my career as a nursing mother is over, I can share in the celebration of friend's motherhood by making a HUGE stack of beautiful nursing pads.
I hope you'll do the same.
DIY contoured nursing pads. Make like ONE HUNDRED and be not afraid.