Breast Pads

Hello fellow moms! Did you know that August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month? I’ve been kind of a slacker because I wanted to kick off August with this post but wasn’t able to because I’ve become so busy with other stuff. So I really wanted to post this before the month ends.
I want to share with you the breast pads that I use. Just a quick background, I have been exclusively breastfeeding my baby since day 1 and she is now 6 months old. I do pump as well but I mostly feed her directly because I work from home. I don’t have any milk supply problem, lucky me. And I find myself needing to wear breast pads 24/7.
Reusable/Washable/Cloth Breast Pads
I use reusable/washable/cloth (whatever you want to call it) breast pads during the day. I nurse my baby almost every 2 hours so I don’t really have much problems with leaking. I use this especially when I’m home. I find that using washable ones is definitely more cost effective than using disposables as they can be washed and reused over and over again. I use 3 brands at the moment.
Looney Tunes Nursing Pads
P149.75 for 2 pairs
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This is my least expensive pair of washable breast pads. I was hesitant to get it at first just because I don’t really know much about the Looney Tunes brand but decided to give it a try after using so many boxes of disposables and not wanting to shell out more.
What I LIKE:
  • affordable
  • no leaking (as long as you continuously nurse. Maximum is 4 hours no nursing.)
  • big size. It covers a big area of the breast.
  • easy to find
  • waterproof layer
What I DON”T LIKE:
  • flat shape

La Leche League Bra Pads
P400 for 2 pairs
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I got this from Mama Baby Love during one of their bazaars and this is definitely my favorite pair or reusable breast pads. Although I still wouldn’t use it for night time because that’s when I have major leakage problem.
What I LIKE:
  • deep contour shape so it’s not as obvious
  • seamless, so again it’s not obvious under your shirt
  • big size to cover bigger area
  • no leaking (max of 4 hours no nursing)
What I DON”T LIKE:
  • You can only purchase online or in bazaars
  • dents form after using it a lot of times (I think you can prevent this by not scrunching it up too much when washing it)

Tiny Tots Wetproof Reusable Breast Pads
P99.00/pair
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I got this from Tiny Tots from one of their bazaars. I wasn’t looking for new breast pads but I was intrigued because this pair is thicker compared to my previous breast pads so I wanted to give it a try and see if this holds more liquid. Well it does, I’d say about 6 hours maximum of no nursing.

What I LIKE:

  • absorbs more liquid
  • no leaking
  • soft and light even though it’s thicker
What I DON’T LIKE:
  • no plain colors
  • smaller size
  • since it’s thick, it’s more obvious when you wear a fitted shirt
  • available online or in bazaars
During night times or whenever I go out without the baby or I just need extra support, I go for disposable breast pads. Actually I have had a leaking experience when I used cloth pads when I went out. So yes, I have to have disposable ones too! At night, I usually have fuller breasts because the latest I nurse her is around 12-12:30mn. And the next time I would nurse her is about 10am.
The best disposable breast pads I’ve tried is from Pigeon. Hands down!
 Pigeon Disposable Breast Pads
P325.00 for 18 pairs

What I LIKE:
  • super absorbent. It keep absorb liquid for over 10 hours.
  • stay dry
  • big size, thus covering bigger area
  • You can tape it and stick it to your bra.
  • easy to find
What I DON”T LIKE:
  • pricey
So that’s about it! Those are the breast pads I’m currently using and have tried and tested. I do suggest you check these brands out and choose which you like best. I’ve been using most of these since the 1st month and I am very much contented. πŸ™‚

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I'm Char from the Philippines, an entrepreneur, a wife, a mother, a professional makeup artist, a beauty and lifestyle blogger and a Youtuber. I know that a modern woman wears a lot of hats and my blog is a peek at a modern woman’s life. I babble about beauty, motherhood, food, travel and a whole lot more.

  • Thanks, I've been wondering about washable pads and this is a very helpful post indeed. I currently use Pigeon disposables for nights & going out, and Avent Breast Shell set for daytime. I think I'll try the Tiny Tots next since Pigeon is so pricey πŸ™‚

    -mommyyemmy

  • Hi mommyemmy, I find that washable pads are more economical so I normally wear that during day time. πŸ™‚

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