Comfortable, discreet, and absorbant breast pads
September 11, 2018
As a second time mom, I've tried a couple of different breast pads. To be honest, I often found them more trouble than they were worth. Yes, I might end up leaking through my bra and shirt. And I've even had to deal with leaks through my clothes in public. But, other breast pads I tried were bulky, uncomfortable, and shifted around or bunched up way too easily. So, I did not have high expectations when I was given these disposable breast pads to try from the weeSpring Parent Panel. But, I am happy to say that they actually work quite well! I love how thin they are, yet I have not had any issues with leaks. They are also very comfortable--so much so that I often forget that I am wearing them. I wish I had known about these when I was in the early breast-feeding stages with my second child, when soreness was more of an issue for me. Although I liked them overall, I did have a couple of issues that prevented me from giving these a higher rating. First, I don't love the packaging. Each of these pads is wrapped in an individual plastic wrap that opens much like a menstrual pad. I have to use two hands to get them open--not always an easy proposition with an infant and toddler around. Once opened, they are folded in half and you have to pull on both sides of the pad to get it fully opened. Again, that requires two hands. Then, you have to remove the two small adhesive backs before putting them in your bra. Needless to say, it's more time-consuming than I would prefer, and the way these are packaged generates some unnecessary waste. Beyond that, although these pads are quite thin, if I wear them with an unlined nursing bra and a tighter shirt, it is really, really hard to position them just right such that lines do not show through. While these pads are the best I have tried as far as being discreet, they are still not perfect. Finally, I noticed that these pads stayed put in some of my bras better than others. And regardless of which bra I wore, these pads did start to bunch up after a couple of nursing or pumping sessions. Perhaps if the two adhesives on the back were larger, that might help. Despite these dislikes though, I am still quite impressed with these pads overall. Although they are not perfect, they do work surprisingly well, and I would recommend them as an option for other breastfeeding moms. Thanks again to the weeSpring Parent Panel for letting me test out these breast pads!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.