Pregnancy & Birth Clubs <
22/05/2013 at 08:13
22/05/2013 at 08:19
I found the johnsons ones pretty good. Breast pads are definitely a 'buy the most expensive ones' type of product. The Boots/ASDA/Sainsburys ones i tried were all pants.
22/05/2013 at 08:21
I leaked loads, had to wear pads from day one to when I stopped feeding at 8 months. The only ones that cut it for me were the Lansinoh pads. And I found them comfortable.
I really don't get the breast shells. When are you supposed to wear them? My sil wears them on a daily basis but looks rediculous.
22/05/2013 at 08:25
Oh yes, lansinoh ones, knew there was another good make i couldn't think of!
My cousin had this problem. Lilypadz were the answer for her.
22/05/2013 at 08:28
Lansinoh ones were the only ones that coped when I leaked loads. I used to order them from Amazon as no-one stocked them near to me. Now things have calmed down a bit I'm using the Little Lambs bamboo washables which are fab.
Ah yes I remember the Lansinoh ones being good last time, shall test them out. The TT ones are so bloomin' itchy round the edge!!
I have seen the Lilypadz but don't they effectively stick on and stop milk getting out? Would that not affect supply and/or cause blockages?
ETA - Have heaved the link to the little lamb ones, I've never seen black pads before and it's a brilliant idea!!
22/05/2013 at 08:29
In the early days I was way too leaky for the reusable ones, but once my supply settled a bit it improved. Johnsons are very soft and absorbent, so they are my first choice. The only good thing about the TT ones is you can shove them in your bag and they stay sterile.
22/05/2013 at 08:32
Will try both Lansinoh & Johnson's I think, thank you!!
22/05/2013 at 08:46
I picked up a box of the Lansinoh ones when Tesco's had a baby event on for about half price.
I found the TT ones itchy too, I'm preferring the lansinoh ones the best and also the event ones are good too. I sometimes put a couple in each side at night as in the early days I was waking up soaked! Were nearly 3 weeks now and I''ve been ok the last few days.
22/05/2013 at 12:14
I just use Boots own brand breast pads. They come in a box of 80, and seem to be good, they soak up loads. Like you, when I'm feeding from one side it triggers the let down on the other, and when A cries it triggers it too, even if its not that long since I fed him!
I tried breast shells, but as well as looking daft they were also triggering my let down!!
22/05/2013 at 12:46
Another vote for Johnsons here, very absorbent and comfortable!
22/05/2013 at 13:44
Watching with interest. I think the TT ones were what I found most absorbent last time but can see what you mean about the itchiness! My problem is when S faffs about a bit latching (he always has to poo the second his lips touch my boob!) my milk then pours out everywhere!
22/05/2013 at 14:01
My sister had the Johnson ones and swore by them. HTH
22/05/2013 at 14:20
Boots own are great and soak up LOADS. I leak quite a lot and never had any embarrasing incidents
22/05/2013 at 14:49
I've bought a pack of the Lansinoh, already less itchy and shaped around boob rather than flat. Better than TT so far but we'll see what happens when my boobs go nuts!
Continues below ad
Nice to see you! Please do nose around, sign up and join in.