Philips Avent Disposable breast pads SCF254/60 60 day pads is rated
3.5 out of
Rated 3 out of
Not impressedI received this product for free from the WeeSpring Parent Panel so that I can give an honest review of it. Upon opening the package, I pulled out the individual wrapped breast pads. First thing I noticed was that they didn't have an easy open wrapping on them. I needed two hands, which isn't always feasible when I'm holding my nearly 3 month old (who is very wiggly). Next thing I noticed was that they were folded/sealed in half. At first I was confused as to why they were half the size of normal pads. I didn't know what I was supposed to do with them but after a minute of fiddling with them, I figured out that I had to pull it apart to make the whole pad. Then it occurred to me that this was stated on the box they came in. Duh moment for me. Specifically, "directions" for use were on the inside flap when you open the box up. I didn't notice it. Ok, now that I figured out how to open these things up, I wasn't too impressed with the comfort level. They weren't bad...but they weren't that good either. They were a little soft, but I definitely noticed I was wearing a pad. There weren't any problems with the size for me. They
fit good. Between my nursing bra and my nursing shirts, there wasn't any evidence that I was wearing a pad. The pads are thin, which concerned me at first, but they did the trick and I didn't leak through (although, I'm not a heavy leaker.) The adhesive isn't great. I can wear the pads all night without changing them out, however, the constant pulling shirt down to feed wears the adhesive out and eventually stops sticking well. I would love for a breast pad to had adhesive all the way around, not just in two small spots. Overall, these are mediocre pads.
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 4 out of
Discreet, Absorbent & Stay Put (packaging needs improvement)I am currently nursing my 3rd child and I have tried a couple of different brands of nursing pads over the years and had come to the conclusion that there was one superior brand on the market. The Philips Avent Maximum Comfort Disposable Breast Pads may just be my new favorite and here is why:
1. They are thinner than other disposable pads I have tried, making them very discreet.
2. They stay put! I feel like the adhesive on these is stickier/stronger than my previous pads.
3. They are comfortable. I don't even notice I am wearing them.
4. They are absorbent and keep me and my clothes dry, and I feel like they keep me from smelling "milky."
My only qualm with these is that the packaging on these individually wrapped pads is a bit cumbersome to open, both the wrapper they come in and to open up the actual pad. Otherwise, these breast pads perform very well and I am so thankful to the weeSpring Parent Panel for providing me with these breast pads for trial, especially since they helped me find a better product than what I have been using!
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 4 out of
The most comfortable breast pads aroundI have been wearing breast pads daily for the past 5.5 months since my daughter was born. I have tried numerous kinds of disposable and reusable breast pads, to varying levels of success. I find that most breast pads either itch, are thick and uncomfortable, or show visibly through my bra and clothes. I've even had some that leave red marks on my body from being awkward sizes and shapes. The Philips Avent Maximum Comfort Disposable Breast Pads are by far the most comfortable and completely unnoticeable under clothes. I'm so impressed by how thin they are, yet incredibly absorbent. I haven't had any leakage problems, even at night, when normally most brands try to get you to wear thicker pads for better absorption (and thicker to me is often uncomfortable). I've read that they were developed by a midwife and breastfeeding expert, which definitely shows. Finally someone was thoughtful about what nursing mothers really need - discreet protection, while feeling like you're not wearing anything. To me it was even more comfortable on my nipples than just wearing a bra! My only two concerns about these are that 1) the packaging is slightly awkward to open and 2) they're not particularly environmentally-friendly. It took a bit of getting used to opening the packaging, and sometimes I would accidentally tear off little pieces of plastic. Not ideal. As for the environmental factor, this is why I usually use reusable breast pads. Each pad here is individually wrapped - wouldn't it make more sense to wrap them as pairs? It's a lot of extra plastic to throw away. Nevertheless, it's a pain to always wash breast pads (who needs more laundry when you're a new mom?) and every reusable pair I've had is not nearly as comfortable or discreet as these. I would 100% recommend them to nursing moms. Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending these to me to try and review!
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 4 out of
Super absorbent and comfortableAs a first time mom, I am always looking for great products to make my life a little easier while caring for my 6 week old son. I was very excited to try the Philips Avent Maximum Comfort Disposable Breast Pads and review it for the weeSpring Parent Panel. My son is only 6 weeks old however I have been solely breastfeeding him since birth. I haven't tried a plethora of other disposable breast pads but I have test driven a few and so far, the Philips Avent rank highest on my list. I have been lucky enough to produce a good amount of milk so having a breast pad that keeps me dry when my son gives us a longer stretch of sleep overnight has been very important to me. I have yet to leak through these pads which has kept my huge piles of laundry slightly smaller since using them. The honeycomb texture of the pads also helps to keep the pads more comfortable even when they are full. In addition to absorbency, I am also always in search of a pad that doesn't show through my bra AND the T-shirt I'm wearing over it. The Philips Avent pads are the thinnest and most discreet of the pads I have tried, however I will say that unless you get them to sit completely flush with your clothes (which is not always easy to do), you can still sometimes tell that you are wearing a breast pad particularly when wearing a thinner bra or lighter shirt. The adhesive on the back of the pad works well but a larger area of adhesive might help to keep the pad flush with your clothing and thus slightly less noticeable. That being said, they are definitely discreet enough to wear day to day. Lastly, since the pad is so thin, the individual packing they come in is small, thin and super easy to throw in my purse, clutch or even wallet when I'm on the go. Overall, these pads are very absorbable, thin and comfortable and I would definitely recommend to a friend to do the basic job of keeping you dry and comfortable while nursing. Thanks weeSpring Parent Panel!
Date published: 2018-09-10
Rated 4 out of
Nice and thin.I am a breast feeding mother who has a pretty heavy milk flow, so good absorbent pads are a must. I thought all heavy duty pads by necessity to be rather bulky and kinda noticeable, that is until I tried Philips Avent Maximum Comfort Disposable Breast Pads. They are super thin, and very absorbent! No more leaks! Plus they aren't near as noticeable. However they are hard to open, requiring two hands to do so which is not ideal when holding a newborn. I also didn't notice them being any softer then other pads either. Overall though I still really liked them. Thank you to weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me these breast pads to try and review. I will be buying these in the future!
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 5 out of
Love these breast padsThese are reviewed as a complimentary product Received from weespring parent panel. I felt that these breast pads fit very well and would fit a variety of sizes in regards to breast sizes. Their absorbency was adequate for postpartum and nursing after one week and beyond without leaking. These breast pads are much more comfortable than others I have tried as they are soft and did not feel wet if Leaked on. My clothes stayed dry while wearing them and I feel that their best quality was how discrete they were in a variety of bra types.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 5 out of
Best breast pads!Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for providing me with this product. I love these breast pads! They are the thinnest I've ever owned, yet super absorbent. They are very discreet, you can't see them even under a thin cotton bra. I also like the the slim packaging that doesn't take up any space in your bag. They are soft and don't irritate my skin. I'll definitely recommend these to all my breastfeeding friends!
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 4 out of
Comfortable, discreet, and absorbant breast padsAs 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!
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