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Soft, Big, Seamless but Leak
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2019
Update: I have been using these pads for almost two months. And they do not absorb well. They leak completely through to the other side and leak around the edges just about every time I have a let down. I have to change them along with my clothes almost every time. Going out in public is a chore! I have to bring extra to change as soon I feed my 5 month old or else the opposite breast will leak through my shirt. These pads are so large but bigger is Not better. I would even wear two on each side but it’s so bulky. Disappointed in this product.
I stopped using disposable pads because I did so much laundry with a newborn I thought it would be cheaper, and it has been! I exclusively breastfeed at the breast so I had a problem with engorgement when my baby started sleeping through the night. I had originally purchased reusable pads with my 2 year old who breastfeed until she was 15 months old and I am used to wearing pads all the time so I had to buy more. These particular pads are larger than other bamboo cotton/ reusable pads I have tried. I have purchased 4 different kinds that all look the same in the amazon stock photos but they are all slightly different materials and constructed different. These are the biggest and thickest (and softest), but they are not as noticeable under my shirts as the other ones are. They are concave but they cover almost my entire breast because they are so large, so it’s harder to see the outline through my clothes of the thick pad. I almost feel like I am stuffing my bra it’s so thick, BUT they are not as absorbant as I hoped. I have leaked through the pads when I had a big let down. To test how much I poured 1 tablespoon (.5 ounce) directly onto the pad and it fills the pad and leaks right through about a nickel size leak. so I change them as soon as I notice they are wet.
The main difference this is constructed so much better than some other brands is the seam in the inside is almost none existent. If your reusable pads have a thick seam touching your leaking milk- it can be difficult to always wash the milk out and is more likely to harber bacteria. Some of my pads l purchased from other sellers started to discolor inside the seam. I will take a picture comparing another reusable pad I have purchased on Amazon.