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When I found out I was pregnant I knew immediately I wanted to breast feed my son. I did not know at the time however how important breast pads would be. After purchasing some other tommee tippee products I noticed that they included these breast pads.
After giving birth to my son I immediately realzized how important a breast pad would be. Especially during the first few weeks when your breast milk is just coming in. I would wake up soaking wet from milk. The breast pads are quite big and curved so they fit comfortably around the breast. They have a sticky back to keep them in place which for me sometimes would not work. There was one time in the doctors office I was wearing a white top and was getting some funny states and it wasn't until I saw a friend that pointed out my breast pad was showing! The backs could definatly b improved to avoid this in the future. I will say I have tryed other cheaper brands and found that none of them even come close to the quality if these tommee tippee ones. I very rarely have leaked through while using the tommee tippee brand ones and most of the time I barely know I'm wearing them. I purchased mine from toys r us at £4.99 for a box. You get what you pay for with these and what you are getting is maximum protection and good value for money. They get a well deserved 5/5
I have been a very lucky lady who for both of my pregnancies, I decided I wanted to breast feed my children if possible which I did.And I maintained it up till each were around 15 months old. The first breastfeeding experience was a real eye opener. You have no idea what your letting yourself in for, how your body has a mind of its own ( more specifically your breasts! )and how you manage to create a routine for yourself and your child that completely surrounds the boob!
Why would someone use breastpads?
The whole idea of breastpads is simple:it covers the breast, more importantly the nipple, and stops breast milk flowing through your underwear and clothing. It provides comfort and security to mum. Considering that a newborn baby can feed up to some crazy amount like 20times a day, that potentially is 20 times that milk will be flowing from the breast, not to mention all the other times it does it by its own accord! It allows you to keep breast safe and clean.Just think of it as a nappy for the booby.
Why would you use Tommy Tippee breastpads?
This is a company that already has a respected and great relationship with mothers because of the products that they provide for babies, such as there bottles, teets, breastpumps, weening cutlery etc.So many things, that are readily available and well respected. So buying from them allows you to have peace of mind that they know what they are doing in this area.
What did I think of product?
It was never my first choice as breastpad to be honest with both of my children. And that was purely down to cost factor. They tended to be alittle more in regards to cost than other brands, and they were rarely on offer.Anyone that has bought breastpads for themselves knows how expensive it can be if you have to buy them on a regular basis. Alittle like nappies, you have to change them regularly.Not only because they absorb the milk and therefore get full, but also for hygene. 15 months of pads cost wise could have bought me a serious designer bag!
Back to product-on the rare occasions I have bought these ( only twice, when there was no other alternative and I was desperate! ) I found they were readily available in the supermarkets. At a cost of around £3.00-£3.50 per box for 50 for me stand alone didnt seem too bad, but I could buy 80 pads for £2.00-£2.50 thats was the supermarkets own brand.
One of the things I liked about this product was the packaging obviously was a Tommee Tippee product, as they all have the same sort of look e.g grey/black box, cute baby pic on it. Its a very identifyable product out there. The box itself was quite bulky and square like for me, but that was due to the number of pads inside and how they were packaged.
I loved the fact that each two pads were packaged together in their own plastic wrapper, which meant they were easy and discreet to pop into your bag/pocket and also very hygenic.
I found the pads worked very well and were very absorbant.They sat in my bra very well and secure, and I never needed to tape them down to my underwear.They were comfortable, and quite thin and large.Alot more than what I was used to.The pads I normally used were alittle smaller and felt more padded and I liked that feeling.Made me feel quite safe. These worked perfectly, never leaked unless I hadnt changed them quick enough, but my personal preference was I liked smaller and thicker.
Would I buy again?
No, because I dont intend to have any more children!If I did I would probably go with other brands that I have used before and found to be good value for money, such as Sainsburys own branded breastpads at £1.50 per pack containing 40 pads, I found them to be comfortable and ultra absorbant. Thats why I have given these pads the 4 points,mainly down to price but also I prefered a different feel to my pads. Cant fault there performance though.
I have breast fed my daughter for 5 months now and have tried quite a few different brands of breast pads over the month varying in price.
I paid £5.50 for a pack of these which is a lot more than I had previously paid but when you use them you can see why!
The Tommee Tippee breast pads come in a rectangular silver box. Each box contains approx fifty breast pads.
The good thing about these pads is that within the box each pair of breast pads is wrapped in another plastic pack to keep them clean. I found this very useful if you need to pack some when you are going out for the day because they are kept nice and clean and also kept together when you put them in the change bag. Other brands that I had previously used were just loose in the box making it harder to keep them clean.
The boring facts:-
Slimline contoured shape
A soft lining
Waterproof and Breathable
Have an Ultra Absorbent Moisture Trap
Non Slip Tape and a
My experience of using the pads
When I used the pads I was really happy with them. They are really absorbent. I had previously used other brands which I had to change every couple of hours but I have found that with the tommee tippee ones I only need to change them twice a day.
They are very thin and therefore you won't be able to see them through your clothes. They have a tape which keeps them in place, again other brands I have used have not had this resulting in the pad moving around and not providing any protection at all!
The pads are very soft against the nipple so will not cause any irritation.
These breast pads are definitely the best ones I have used they are also the most comfortable. I would not hesitate in recommending them.
Throughout my first (and only) pregnancy I was really set on breast feeding my little girl when she finally arrived, infact I hadn't given bottle feeding much though. I had prepared myself with the usual breast feeding bras, muslin cloths, breast pumps, nipple creams and breast pads- although I hadn't done my research and generally picked up what ever I saw on offer in my usual shops or sent freebies to try out which brings me to the Tommee Tippee disposable breast pads.
-So why did I choose the Tommee Tippee disposable breast pads?-
I actually purchased a Tommee Tippee breast pump which came with a handful of the breast pads to try out which made me realise I hadn't yet purchased any so went and picked up a couple of boxes from my local Asda. They came in the usual grey Tommee Tippee packaging in boxes of 50, which being a first time mummy I had no idea how many I would use so I guessed would last me a good month or so per box and cost me in the region of £4.50.
-So how did I get on with them?-
To be completely honest, utter pants! The breast pads are just like any other breast pads I had seen, with a padded disc and some kind of sticky panel across the back to stop the pad from moving around in your bra, and the general idea of them is to catch the milk and stop you having an embarrassing leakage!! Not for me though, I stuck the pad to the inside of my bra as instructed but after half an hour the pad had managed to move around or fold itself in half with sticky bits stuck to me all over the place, not a pleasant experience at all and if that wasn't enough when they did stay in the right place I was changing them less then every hour due to me soaking though them (not good during the night). They just didn't seem absorbent at all or big enough to absorb all of the leakage, maybe I could of just had more milk then normal but they certainly didn't do the job they were supposed to do for me.
-Where are they available to buy and how much are they?-
I purchased mine from my local Asda superstore for around £4.50 but they also can be purchased elsewhere such as Sainsburys, Tesco, Amazon, local pharmacies etc. and they usually cost between £4-£5.
-Would you recommend the Tommee Tippee Disposable Breast Pads?-
Although when they stuck as they were supposed to, they worked for the first half, other then that they just weren't big enough or absorbent enough to do the job properly. Maybe Tommee Tippee should design them in different sizes for different cup sizes and absorbency. I also find the price very steep considering I could get through a box every other day, I highly suggest if you do decide to still buy this product, shop around first. I do feel very let down by usually a very normally, well known and trusted brand.
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My little boy was born on the 21/10/2012, the whole of my pregnancy I planned to breastfeed, however that wasn't too be. I ended up with an emergency Caesarean section under general anaesthesia and a baby who needed a bit of assistance at birth, luckily everything is ok now. However, for the first 24 hours I was unable to successfully feed my little boy Jack as I was still quite tired from the long birth and then the Caesarean, I decided I couldn't let him go any longer without a proper feed so I decided to try him on formula, he was slow at first but is now feeding well, like any regular baby. I have recently tried breast feeding again without any luck, but I am pleased that I gave it another go. In saying all of this I still needed to use breast pads as I was still producing a lot of milk and had a strong let down reflex whenever my son was laid on my chest, I am glad to say I had bought these pads in my pregnancy so they were there for when I needed them.
The specific pads I bought come in a box of 50 pads, they are wrapped in pairs, I think this is a great idea rather than having all 50 pads in one packet, it meant that if I was to go out I could carry a spare pack in my changing bag and be confident that they would stay clean and dry. The pads themselves are quite large, and would fit any breast shape, they easily slot into your bra with a small adhesive strip at the top to stick them in place. To be honest I found this pointless as the adhesive wasn't very strong, but then again it meant you didn't have to yank them out when they needed replacing. I found that with my bra straps the tightest they could be which was comfortable with the pads in was ideal. I was told to do this by the midwife as it helps to support your breasts when they are fuller and prevents back ache.
The pads are super absorbent, thankfully for me! I think they are a great addition to all hospital bags whether you are breast feeding or not and something to have at home for the first few weeks if you are not breast feeding as it can take a while for the milk to stop. The pads at first do feel slightly uncomfortable but they contour to your breast shape whilst in your bra so they become less apparent as the time you wear them increases. I find that I didn't have any problems with sore nipples when wearing these pads, a few people I have spoken to have used cheaper products and have ended up with the breast pads sticking to them after they have been leaking and it causing sore cracked nipples, thankfully I did not find this with this product.
Even though the adhesive is not great, I think the overall product is definitely worth 5 stars and I would recommend it to anyone who is pregnant to stock up for the first few weeks. This product can be found in many stores nationwide and the average price is £4.49 per 50 pads.
**What are they?**
Breast pads are used by nursing mothers (that is, mothers who breastfeed their child) as a protective barrier between breast and bra, as without the protection these pads offer, the increased friction and the expected amount of leakage can cause embarrassing wet patches on the chest. Not only does this mean you have to get changed it doesn't smell too nice after a short while (it is milk, after all). No breast pad is 100% effective but they're a huge help.
**Price and Availablity**
Tommee Tippee breast pads are very widely available, in most supermarkets, John Lewis, Mothercare, Boots, Superdrug and independent retailers. You can also buy them online.
A value box of 50 pads (ie, 25 pairs) is on average around £4 though the price varies so it's best to shop around. I found Asda cheapest for these pads.
The pads are white, a decent size (I'd say about three inches edge to edge), and have a protective layer covering a softer cotton wool inner core, much like a sanitary pad.
They attach to the inside of the bra, there is a sticky pad to rip off and attach but I found my bra so tight (being full of milk and all) that I didn't actually need to use them. But a good feature if they move about for you.
I found that every time I fed my daughter, I just got in the habit of changing the pads as I used the pads to wipe her mouth and my nipple and so on. So I got though a lot! I have to say, though, unlike Johnson's pads which I found left white fluff stuck to me (which I then had to clean off, so annoying) that the Tommee Tippee pads were no fuss which is just what you need.
The box needs a mention - it has a dispenser making life a lot easier, I kept a box in the car, a box in the bedside table, one in the nursery and one in the lounge.
Once the pads are 'full' they feel very heavy, so they hold lots of liquid, but they don't leak nor do they make your nipples feel sore. You just throw them away (do not flush!). They're very reliable.
I know you can get re-usable washable pads and yes they're great for the environment - if you use them, I really have respect for you because being a new mum, and the demands of a breastfed baby going through a growth spurt, I needed all the short cuts I could get!
I tried quite a few breast pads as you get so many freebies when you have a newborn, and these were by far my favourite branded breast pads, and the best you can get in bulk, too. My only other favourite was the Asda own brand as it's so similar if a little fatter, and it's about a pound cheaper, but the Tommee Tippee are far more widely available.
Five out of five from me, the best breast pads for mummies :)
I was planning on breast feeding and so breast pads were on my list of essential things to buy. I stocked up on own brand disposable breast pads as I thought these would be fine. You can buy reusable washable ones which are better for the environment but I knew I was going to have quite enough washing with the twins stuff and so disposable ones were the ones I chose. As part of the freebies pack with my Tommee Tippee manual breast I received several pairs of their breast pads so these got added to the stock pile.
These breast pads come in a cardboard box and as you only get 50 breast pads in a pack the box isn't as large for storing as other brands which usually contain 80 pads. What I really liked was that these breast pads are individually wrapped in pairs. This makes them ideal for popping into your changing bag when you are out and you know that you wont get caught out without any. It also keeps them clean whilst they are being transported in your bag.
The purpose of breast pads is to absorb any milk that can leak when you least expect it. This can not only be embarrassing but also unpleasant and inconvenient. These pads are large in size compared to own brand pads that I used and so absorbed a larger quantity. They are ultra absorbent and if you leak a lot then these pads are worth a try.
There is an adhesive strip on these breast pads which sticks to your bra to hold them in place and they have a waterproof backing and so they keep you dry and uncomfortable between changing them. These pads are really comfortable compared to other pads I tried with no scratchy edges to them, they are shaped to fit your body which contributes to their comfort.
Price and Availability
These breast pads are widely available from supermarkets and chemists. Currently (September 2012) priced at £4.49 for a box of 50 at Tesco and Asda and £4.70 at Boots. It was the price that put me off using these all the time, however if I had leaked whilst wearing cheaper pads I would have swapped to these.
Would I recommend?
Yes, very comfortable and I never had any leakage when wearing these although I didn't leak to the extent that some women do.
I started using these breast pads during my pregnancy and everyday after since my 6 week old daughter was born. before i used these i was using tesco pads and they were rubbish when i leaked the pads didnt absorb anything so i was so happy when i started using these.
I had a free sample with my breast pump and used them before buying a box of them and they are brilliant so absorbent and they are so comfy and slim no one will know you have them on they are that discreet.
i went to the zoo with my partner and kids for a day out and as im breast and bottle feeding i only took formula and didnt have my breast pump so i couldnt express from 7.45am till 6pm when we got home and in that time i only had to change my pads once they didnt leak through my top and my boobs didnt feel soaked from milk leaking out, no one knew i had the pads on because they are a perfect fit.
i would recommend anyone that is pregnant or breastfeeding to use these pads as they are perfect for everyone.
When I was breastfeeding my son I wasn't really blessed with the sort of milk supply that was incontrollable and prone to extensive leakages. However, I did have the odd moments when I felt that an embarrassing leakage could occur and wanted some protection from that - so I used Tommee Tippee Disposable Breast Pads.
Originally, I had received a free sample of these with my Tommee Tippee Breast Pump and had found these quite soft and comfortable, so I purchased a pack of 50 pads for £2.70 from Asda. The pads are contained in cellophane wrapping in packs of two and then placed inside the cardboard box that you purchase them in. Each pack is therefore ideal for slipping in your handbag/changing bag. Each pad is round and fairly thin to look at. They are soft to the touch and the backing has a series of paper backings over adhesive patches for sticking securely to the inside of your bra.
I found the pads to be discrete, absorbent and comfortable to use. They felt soft and secure to wear. The contouring on the pads helps them fit neatly to your body. For my use, they were perfect and offered me protection against any minor leakages. As I said, I didn't experience too many problems with leakages or have a particularly large milk supply so I couldn't comment on how these would cope with that. They held in place really well and I didn't have any problem with them slipping out of place. They absorbed any leaking milk well and this was quickly absorbed into the pad away from the surface so that it wasn't uncomfortable in any way.
I would definitely recommend these if you suffer from slight leakage when breastfeeding.
A breastfeeding essential I have found over the years of feeding both of my son's is a good breast pad. This is especially true in the early days as you often become engorged as your milk comes in. However even after this I still regularly wear them as often the let-down reflex for me is triggered in the other breast to which he is feeding from and also occasionally if he has slept longer than my body thinks he should have done and is ready for a feed I will have some leakage too. With these points in mind a breast pad for me has several essential criteria. One to stay in place, two to be absorbent, and finally to be comfortable to wear. I personally find these pads fail on at least two of these criteria completely.
The box that the pads comes in is cardboard and displays all the relevant information to the packet and contain 50 pads. Two pads are then wrapped in a small plastic bag to make it easier for you to carry them around. I do however think this is a bit of excessive packaging in my experience and not something that I think is really necessary.
To stay in place the pads have a single adhesive strip, given the size of the pad I find this to be insufficient. Often when they are in place and I have lowered my bra I find they have moved all around the place. It is only because the pads are so large that they have generally remained covering the nipple at all in my experience. I think the pads given their size would be better suited to two adhesive strips to help secure it in place.
The absorption of these is claimed by Tommee Tippee to be "Ultra Absorbent" this I personally would refute as I frequently have found when using these pads that they just haven't coped with the amount of leakage that can occur and they become quickly saturated. This can then lead to the embarrassing occurrence of marks on my tops if I haven't been quick enough to change them which is not always easy to do mid feed. For me I just find that the thinness of them just doesn't translate into absorption abilities.
Comfort wise I have to admit I am torn on how I find them. The thinness of them does make them easy to fit into my bra and they feel nice and discreet. However the size of them often leads to crinkling in my bra which is uncomfortable. Given that I am at present a double D cup for them to crinkle and not fit my cup sizes leaves me to think that small cup sizes must be swamped by these pads. The pads also do rustle for some reason and whilst it is only me who hears this movement in my bra I do find it hugely irritating. The breathable aspects are good with the pad and I never feel as if my breast is getting hot and sweating unlike some cheaper plastic backed breast pads. The microfiber that goes next to the skin is initially very comfortable next to my skin but I do find that once I have had a leak however small that this fibre then gets stuck to the pad and it can result in the pad rubbing against my skin. This is very uncomfortable especially when in the early days of breast feeding I had some tender nipples.
Overall I personally don't like these breast pads I find that they don't stay in place, are not absorbent enough for my liking and after a while of wearing becoming uncomfortable in my bra. As one of the more expensive pads on the market at around £3.70 for a pack of 50 they are not something I would recommend to other mums. I personally prefer both the Johnson's and the Lanisolin brands at a similar cost.
I both breastfeed and bottle feed (expressed milk) and I've been using these pads for a good six months now - I used them everyday in the last month or so of my pregnancy and I have been using them daily since my five month old daughter Erin was born. This brand of breast pads was reccommended to me by my midwife and I am quite happy to reccommend them to other mums/mums to be as they're affordable and they do the job! These breast pads, like all breast pads absorb any milk that leaks out of the nipple, so they prevent any embarrassment/self consciousness and there's no worry of looking down and realising that I have two big wet patches on my front - I've had nightmares about that happening!
These pads from Tommee Tippee are disposable, and although I do usually opt for the more environmentally friendly options when it comes to most things, I find that when it comes to breast pads, disposables are much more practical. The pads come in packs of fifty, which are marketed as value packs. I think that this is just the right amount and a pack will last me for three-four weeks. I buy mine from Tesco, although they are available from a wide range of other shops as well as online. The packs of fifty from Tesco are £3 which I think is very reasonable - it works out at just 0.6 pence per pad. The pads come in a cube shaped cardboard box which has quite an expensive looking silver and white colour scheme.
The words 'Value Pack 50' are displayed on a pink background on the right side corner and there's a photograph of a very cheeky looking baby on the left hand corner. The branding is good with everything you need to know written on the box and there's even a picture of what the breast pads look like on the front. The box has a little section which opens meaning the pads can be pulled through this rather than the box having to be completely opened, which is much neater in my opinion. The pads come in packs of two which come wrapped in a thin plasticy material which is transparent. This is very easy to open and I like that they are packaged like this rather than coming loose in the box as it's much more hygienic and it also means I can pop a pack or two into my handbag or baby bag without worrying that they'll get creased up or dirty.
Each pad is a large disc shape and they are suprisingly thin. The front of the pad is soft with a little padding and the back has quite a small rectangular thin piece of paper which when pulled off reveals the sticky bit that sticks to the cups my bra. I was concerned at first that the pads wouldn't stay stuck to my bra properly because the adhesive bit is so small, although they do and I have never had any issues with the pads coming unstuck and riding up out of my bra or bunching up - they stay in place. These pads are quite large so I am limited with the bras that I wear when I've got my pads in; sexy, flimsy bras are a no-no and I usually wear a sports bra, or a nursing bra if I am planning on expressing milk or breast feeding my baby at some point during that day. The outline of the pads don't show through my clothing as long as I ensure that I'm wearing a thick bra with large cups.
The pads are easy to put in as well as easy to take out. I find the sticky bit handy because I can whip my boob out when Erin needs feeding without having to remove the pads and having to worry about where to put them, they just sit in my bra. They should be changed after each feed for hygiene reasons, although I'd say that I only need to change mine two-three times a day on average. The pads are very absorbent and I can wear one throughout the night and not wake up feeling like I have a pool of milk in my bra! The pads also come in handy when I am nursing while lying down in bed - I place one under my daughter's head and it absorbs any milk that leaks from her mouth. These pads feel soft against my skin when I have them in and they're comfortable enough to wear as they're lightweight and soft. The pads do not irritate my nipples at all and they provide an almost 'cushioned' feel, which is handy when I'm particullary sore!
Overall, these are very absorbent and effective. They aren't too bulky and the sticky backing is really handy. I can't think of any disadvantages at all and I give these breast pads five out of five stars.
If you are a mum to be new baby or even a mum to be you may well need breast pads to deal with any leaks. Naturally you will want pads that don't leak, stay put and don't make it obvious you are wearing them.
I ran out of my favourite pads recently and had to make do with what was on offer at my local chemist. Tommee Tippee is a well known baby brand and having used their baby bottles before I thought I would tried them.
The box of pads contains a number of wrappers each containing a pair of pads which is a useful feature if you are on a short break and just want to have a couple of pads with you. I can also pop a wrapper I to my bag in case of emergencies.
The pads are able to soak up a lot of liquid so I haven't experienced any leaks which is another advantage. Now my baby is starting to sleep through the night this is a good test for them as my body adjusts to less night feeds. They apparently contain a special moisture trapping layer to make them make comfortable to wear. This is important as I need my sleep and don't want to have to bet up in the middle of the night to change pads.
Each pad had an adhesive sticker to stick them firmly into your bra. These do work fairly well to hold them in place and I haven't had any problems in the day however I did managed to move one during the night and reverse part of it. The other issue I have had is that that I have also had the adhesive stick to me so that has been a bit uncomfortable. My tip if this happens to you is to use some baby oil to help shift the glue.
Apart form the issues above they have been comfortable to wear and don't make it obvious you are wearing them. They are nicely shaped to contour your body. Although absorbent they are not too thick and heavy.
They are available in most supermarkets and chemists so easy to purchase. A pack of 50 pads costs around the £4 Mark but do shop around for deals.
As I breastfed my son from birth I definitely needed something to soak up any 'leakages.' For those times where my breasts were getting used to the idea of being used to feed an infant and would suddenly leak when I heard a baby cry, when I was close to feeding and just generally whenever they felt like it ;).
This could be embarrassing in public so breast pads were required. My friend bought me some cloth breast pads, that were washable and reusable but seeing as though I only had 4 of those I needed something as a stop gap when they were in the wash. My aunt bought a shopping delivery for us and included in the order were these breast pads.
They were individually wrapped in plastic, which did seem a bit of a waste but I can only assume this is to keep them sterile and not get any contaminants on them. They were folded over in the box so as to make room for all the pads. There was a good amount of pads in the packet, 50. The pads, once unwrapped, reminded me of circular sanitary pads ;). With a non-stick layer that goes against your nipple and a sticky layer that sticks to the inside of your bra to keep the pad in place.
As for absorbency I would say that these do the job. I never had any leakages when I had these pads on, placed properly. I did find that they could move around a lot if I was walking or moving around a lot, however, so be warned. Remember that the pads should be changed at every feed, otherwise this could lead to a build up of bacteria and cause thrush!
For a pack of 50 you can expect to pay around £2.50, but as a heads up I saw a pack of Johnson's Baby breast pads in Poundland - so if you're looking to try out breast pads, you'd be as well going for those.
Comparing these to the cloth pads I had I would say that the cloth pads were better. I found myself getting itchy with these pads in whereas the cloth pads just felt like extra padding inside my bra - and would, surprisingly, stay in place a little better than the disposable pads. The plus side about these pads are that they are disposable, so there's a convenience factor of being able to just chuck them in a bin when we were out and not have to fish them out a bag to wash like I had to do with the cloth pads.
Having Breastfed our first born Son and am now feeding our youngest Son, I favour disposable breast pads over washable pads. I am aware that washable pads are more cost effective as they are machine washable and that disposable pads are more costly and are not bio-degradable; however I find that they are much more comfortable to wear.
Tommee Tippee disposable breast pads cost £2.69 for a pack of 50 pads and are part of the Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature range. The Closer to Nature range is designed in conjunction with breastfeeding experts and mothers and the breast pads have received four 'Best Buy' awards by parenting organisations.
Each clear plastic pack contains two breast pads, so as there are 50 in a pack and if you use one pack a day the box will last you just over 3 weeks. Each breast pad has a pull off tab to reveal non-slip tape so that they can stick to the inside of your bra securely. Sometimes they stick a little too well and a few times I have ended up ripping the pad in half trying to prize it off my bra.
Naturally the breast pads are round and have a slim line contoured shape. The pads do have some crease in them, but this means that when inserted into your bra, the pads mould to your bra so are not noticeable. Some thicker disposable breast pads are completely round without creases and when worn this gives a cone shape (think Madonna!) which is not a good look under a tight top.
The breast pads measure 16cm round and I find them ideal, however at night they may need some adjusting because I find that if I sleep on my side as my bra moves I need to move the pads so that they continue to absorb effectively when you have a letdown of milk.
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature breast pads are ultrathin, yet very absorbent, are waterproof and breathable. The pads are perfect for use at night when your milk supply is greater. Even if your baby only feeds a couple of times at night, there are no leakages when you get a milk letdown. The pads do feel heavy in the morning and obviously need replacing but they do not leak or feel damp against your skin.
Some people experience irritation when using disposable breast pads, however I am fortunate that I have not. The pads contain soft lining which keeps your skin dry and I also change breast pads before bed, so maybe that reduces irritation.
Overall I highly recommend purchasing Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature breast pads. They are costly at £2.69 for a box of 50, however they are ultra absorbent, comfortable to wear, do not irritate my skin and keep me dry. Therefore they get 5 stars from me.
For further information, please visit: www.tommeetippee.com
Thanks for reading xx
© sweetdaisy 2012
After my daughter was born I expressed milk for her as she was in SCBU. Obviously with breast feeding there is the inevitable leakage of milk. My daughter was a complete surprise, she was born 13 weeks early on our wedding night, as you can imagine I was in no way prepared for her arrival.
In hospital when you have a baby they give you a bounty pack which contains some essentials that you may have forgotten to pack. In this pack were some johnsons breast pads which I found too small to be practical. Being a first time mum I wrongly thought these were what breast pads were like.
I discovered the tommee tippee breast pads by accident. The breast pump I had bought had 6 included. At the time they were a revelation to me. They were a lot bigger and softer. I sent my husband out for a pack of them immediately. He purchased a packet from tesco for around £5.00. Which is a little more expensive than other brands but in my opinion they are worth every penny. They came in a silver box. Which is the same design as the rest of the closer to nature products that Tommee Tippee offer.
I continued using these breast pads until I stopped expressing. I never encountered any irritation from them or any leaks while wearing them. They have a sticky strip on them to keep them in place while wearing them. They stick to material brilliantly which in my opinion is a brilliant feature. They absorb any leaks and are thin enough so nobody can tell you are wearing them. I would highly recommend them to all breast feeding mothers. Definitely a must have and worth the extra money.5 stars from me!