Product Type: Johnson's kids equipment
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Johnson's Breast Pads
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Johnson's Breast Pads
Advantages: Cheaper than some other brands
Disadvantages: Feel heavy on and sometimes move
During the later stages of pregnancy and once your baby is born you are likely to leak milk. Waking up to a wet top and sheets isn't something I would recommend especially when you are suffering from the sleep deprivation that comes with a newborn baby so you will want good reliable breast pads.
Unfortunately I made the amateur mistake of sending my husband out to do some shopping without stating which brand of breast pads to buy. Stupid I know but i was in a rush writing the shopping list and won't be making that mistake again. He came back with Johnsons ones which I thought would be similar to my usual ones and as Johnsons is a well known baby brand I wasn't too worried.
Alas once I opened the box and saw them I was disappointed. These feel a lot thicker than my usual pads and made me feel like Madonna in her Jean Paul Gaultier bullet bra and not in a good way. Yes they are absorbent but certainly no more so than other thinner pads and they also felt quite heavy if they did have to deal with a leak. At night on more than one occasion they managed to move which left me with a damp bra. They only have one strip of adhesive so this may account for the movement.
The advantage with these pads is that they are cheaper than others but I would suggest that you are better to pay a bit more and have comfort and security.
Overall I would say buy them if no other option as they will do an average job but otherwise get others such as Lansinoh or Tommee Tippee. As Johnsons is a well known brand most chemist and supermarkets will stock them and you can pick up a box of 30 pads for around £3. The pa caging is different from that shown in the current doo yoo picture so look for a pale pink box if you wish to purchase them or if you want to avoid them!
Summary: Does a basic job but other brands more comfortable