“ Brand: Asda / Type: Breast Pads „
WHAT ARE THEY?
Circular pads to fit over your nipples to absorb excess breast milk while pregnant and breast feeding.
HOW DO YOU USE THEM?
Place where needed and either wear them tucked inside your bra or use the adhesive strip to attach.
ARE THEY ANY GOOD?
These pads cost £1.50 for 40 and that's much cheaper than the Johnsons pads I bought at the same time. They work but aren't very soft and feel like they are scratching my breasts sometimes as I move around. The pads stay in place even without using the adhesive and are discreet under my clothes because they are quite thin and unobtrusive.
The pads are as absorbent as the Johnsons breast pads but they do discolour very quickly, that is not a big problem as only I and my newborn daughter see these pads but I do feel dirty sometimes when I think about how they have stained. They do not become stiff or hard after soaking up my milk. They are not individually wrapped so not sterile but because it is only myself that handles the pads this doesn't matter unless I am going out and then I need to put them into sealed bags.
I have been using these pads since the 37th week of my pregnancy and am still using them now my baby daughter is seven weeks old because they are effective and cheaper than others. They did not impress me in the early days when my milk flow was heaviest and my daughter was not feeding enough to use it all but once everything settled down they were as effective in absorbency as the Johnsons pads, even if they were not as soft against my skin.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
It seems Asda's breast pads have a very mixed response on here but I can only say good things about them - they're the best I've used for the money.
I did a review on Johnson's breast pads and I found them not only expensive, but too fluffy. I've tried Tommee Tippee ones, too, and I found them a bit too big, and a bit inconvenient as they're packed in individual plastic bags which I found fiddly with one hand.
So, in searching for affordable, reasonably sized, easily accessible breast pads, I found Asda's own brand - they're branded 'Asda Baby' with a 'for mum' underneath, in a cutesy tall box in pastel colours and a 'stitched' effect. They're £1.50 a box of 40, and always on offer at two packs for £2, which is a great price compared to other brands, which retail at around £3.50 for 40.
The pads are white, and have a soft cottony layer, with a thicker cotton wool pad core. They have a small sticker to the back to attach the pad to your nightwear / underwear. I am blessed (?!) with a heavy milk flow and I find that these cope admirably with it; you know it's time to change the pad as it goes hard and weighty. I have never, ever had any problems with leakage or odour and trust these pads 100%. I also use the pads for wiping my daughter's mouth with, before I throw them away, and they're soft and absorbent enough for this task, too.
My only (slight) criticism with the pads is that I wish the 'wrong' side was a slightly different colour or at least the tab for the sticky bit was coloured or patterned, as it is easy to put them back in the wrong way around, especially at 3am, half asleep! But they are packed 'right way around' so it's not really a huge problem (and the rear side is absorbent too, just not as absorbent, and obviously, the pad will stick to you if you put it in the wrong way around!)
If you are a breastfeeding mother and find that some pads aren't for you, or that they're costing you a fortune, I'd highly recommend these Asda Baby For Mum breast pads as they're excellent value for money and for me they do the job brilliantly. My local Asda is always selling out of them so I'm always sure to stock up whenever I see them - it's not something I'd want to run out of! Now I have found the pads for me I will always use them, and the low price means that I'll be sure to save lots of money I can put towards other things.. nappies, probably!
Five out of five - because I can't really drop a star for being a zombie woman who sometimes puts them in the wrong way around. I mean, I sometimes put my mobile in the fridge, but I can't blame Samsung....!
When I was in the later stages of pregnancy I needed breast pads as my breasts had started to leak from about 36 weeks onwards and I was getting embarrassed with the small wet patches especially in the middle of the night which caused my breasts to feel itchy and wake me late at night.
I had already invested in Asda Little Angels Breast Pads as they were on 2 for £2 and offering 40 breast pads in the box this represented excellent value for money. They breast pads come in a pale blue box and they are not individually wrapped so are not really designed for use out and about and I had to resort to putting them in a resealable freezer bag to take with me when I was out and about and didn't have any individually wrapped pads left.
The pads are quite slim and would be suitable for those with smaller and larger breasts, to me they resemble the texture of a cheap sanitary towel with just a thin layer on top of a cotton wool padded insert. They do not feel to nice to touch and I found them quite itchy to use when they got wet as they didn't tend to draw in the milk away from the skin leaving me damp and having to change them more frequently but for the price I did expect this.
There is a small square tab on the reverse of the pad to secure in place and once they are in place they don't look to obvious but if you are wearing a tight fitting top they can look somewhat bulky underneath so I tended to use these at home or under loose fitting tops so I was less paranoid.
It comes down to you get what you pay for when it comes to this product it is cheap so therefore it will not perform as well as the higher priced competitor items such as the Avent/Tommee Tippee/Lansinoh breast pads which are more expensive but with most products it all comes down to individual preference and fit.
I only bought one box of these and am glad that I had the chance to test them before I really was leaking, these are ideal if you have small amounts of leakage but when your milk comes in and you are feeding quite reguarly you will find out that you need to have a better product to keep you dry and to prevent irritation.
A good bargain buy but you may want to invest in something a bit more worthwhile in the first instance and start out with the best. These are good to begin with before your milk comes in and good towards the end when you are producing less milk but I find I need to use a more absorbant brand at night time or I wake up with wet patches still on the bed and on my nightwear which is not ideal!
I bought 2 packs of Asda'a breast pads whilst I was pregnant and only ended up using half of one pack in the end!
I ended up not being able to breast feed so I only needed the pads for a short time after I gave birth in till my breats dried out.
The pads come in a cardboard container with the pads stacked up inside, I was quite dissapointed that they didn't have some sort of plastic bag or covering for the pads inside the box as I don't think the way they are packaged is very hygenic!
The pads are quite large are will cover the area required easily, they have a small tab to peel off the back where there is a sticky patch underneath to stick to your bra to keep in place, I never had one move out of place and I normally sleep on my front at night time so was quite impressed that this didn't effect them! You can normally see on the pad how much it has absorbed when you take it off.
They are very comfortable and you can easily forget you are wearing them!
These Breast Pads are well worth it, they are one of the cheapest ranges and they do the job! But don't stock up in advance like I did because you might not need that many!
This review is only going to be short as it's only breast pads and there's not a lot you can say about them!
The ones I'm talking about are the Asda 'Little Angels' disposable breast pads. They come in a box of 40 and are £1.73 per box at the moment, which is a lot cheaper than Johnsons, and which is why I bought about 10 boxes last time I was in Asda (I need a lot because I have a large amount of milk, and I don't get out much!)
They are very comfy to wear and also discreet (i.e. you can't see the shape of two large circles through your top!). They also have a sticky tab to keep them in position, which I suppose is handy if you are very active, but I don't really have a need for this.
However, they are not very absorbant, especially if you have a lot of milk, which I do. So to me they are completely useless. My daughter feeds every 2-3 hours so it's not like I have them in for a long time before they become saturated. It's 3 hours maximum and then I start getting embarassing wet patches on my chest...The box states they 'minimise leakage' - don't believe everything you read!
So really I cannot recommend these pads at all, unless you don't have much of a leakage problem, then I suppose they would be fine.
I am going to have to try some other more expensive brands once I have got through these ones.
****Update after nearly 5 weeks of breastfeeding****
I thought I had better update this review as the pads seem to be working okay now, or rather my boobs have settled down!!
They don't seem to leak as much, only over night if the little one sleeps for longer than 4 hours.
So perhaps they are not suitable in the initial stages of breastfeeding when your breasts are producing all this excess milk, but then once you get into a routine with your baby and your breasts know how much milk to produce, they will work fine as you won't be overflowing as much.
Well that's how it's worked for me anyway. And I am going to continue using the Asda Breast Pads because they are so cheap!
I tried Johnsons breastpads and thought they were very good. However they were costing me a small fortune. I could have supplied the nation with the milk I had so I got through a box every 2 days. I then thought I would try Asda's. Oh dear. A real waste of money. They had no absorbtion and hurt like hell. It was like wearing sandpaper. They were cheap though.... mind you, I wouldnt have continued to use them if they were giving them away!. Then I came across the washable ones. These were very expensive and you only got four in a pack. However they were very comfortable, but I reverted back to Johnsons as I couldnt afford to buy the 30 odd packs I would have need of the washable ones.
I have just discovered these and think they are great. Until now the only ones that did the job were Jonson & Johnson(good but expensive) The George@Asda Breast Pads are very thin but absorbant. To be fair they look a bit cardboardy but they are comfy to wear. All other "own brand" ones which I have tried have been preety useless. These cost just £1.35 for 30 compared to £2.99 for the J&J Pads. Give them a try - you might be suprised.