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This is a review of Medela disposable bra pads which I have been using since breast feeding our newest daughter. The pads are disposable and are used inside your bra to protect against leaky boobs. The back of the box promises 'comfort in breastfeeding' which is certainly welcome as whilst breast feeding is unarguably best for baby, it does come with a wealth of discomforts for the mother from sore to leaky ness at a time when you are busy and trying to do your best for your baby.
The box contains 30 pads which is really only 15 uses as you will need one for each side. Each pad comes individually wrapped and has a sticky patch on the rear so you can affix it to your bra.
Price and availability
The box of 30 cost me £2.99 when they were on sale at Mothercare. The normal price is £4.19 which I think is a bit expensive for something you throw away at the end of the day. Tesco charge £4.59 for the same quantity so they are obviously just an expensive brand.
I would use one of these pads on each side during the day and then a new one at night time so a box of 30 is really only a week's supply. I found they were great in absorbing milk but they did not stay in place in my bra and ended up scrunched up under the bust so I was forever having to adjust them. I have had this problem with every brand so it may just be the fact that I have a big bust that causes this frustrating problem. If the pads shift and you don't realise, you can end up with leak marks on your top which is what you are trying to avoid! For this reason I tend to wear black tops to hide it.
I think the packaging is rather wasteful on this product and I am seriously considering buying the washable pads to use instead. Medela also make the washable pads so I will be looking in to this. In the meantime I will use up the other box I bought prior to the baby being born. The price of these are quite costly for a disposable product and so I don't really think they are worth the money, particularly at full price.
I will not be buying any more of these branded bra pads as I don't think they are good enough to justify the price.