Boots Washable breast pads review

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4.7 out of 5 star rating 4.7
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£4.65 RRP

In a nutshell

An excellent eco-friendly alternative to disposables
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Worth the money
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Pros: Washable, reusable, eco-friendly, absorbent, leak-proof
Cons: Could be too small for larger-breasted women
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If you’re concerned about the environment or just looking to cut costs, Boots Washable Breast Pads may be a viable alternative to disposable pads.


There are few things more embarrassing and annoying than breast milk leaking through your clothing and so, if you’re breastfeeding, breast pads are a must. But you can get through loads and throwing them away is a waste of both money and resources.

Boots Washable Breast Pads are, unsurprisingly, machine washable (they come with a net bag to stop them getting lost in the machine) and reusable. They can be washed at least 50 times at low temperature (40 degrees) making them an excellent environmentally-friendly alternative.

Boots claim they absorb twice as much as disposable breast pads and I certainly found them to be absorbent, plus they don’t swell up with milk like many disposables. They also feature an anti-leak system as well as an anti-microbial inner layer to prevent bacterial growth.

What we love

Unlike most disposables, they are shaped and contoured to the breast, which gives them a better fit than many pads and ensures that they don’t show through clothes.

What to watch out for

I have large breasts (even larger when feeding) and, even though the pads are shaped, I found they needed quite a lot of repositioning.


MadeForMums verdict

An excellent, environmentally-friendly alternative to disposables, but it would be good if they came in a variety of sizes.

Product Specifications


Brand Boots
Model Washable breast pads
Price £4.65
Pad type Washable


Made from Soft inner lining: 100% knitted polyester
  • Ultra absorbent anti microbial core limits bacterial growth
  • Anti leak system
  • Will not show through clothes
  • Shaped to contour the breast unlike other products on the market
  • No disposable waste