Philips Avent Disposable breast pads SCF254/60 60 day pads is rated
3.8 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
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
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 2 out of
Would be OK but...I ended up having a reaction to this breast pad. I came to the website to see if they listed the types of material used, but all it states is it's dermatologically tested. Not much help in determining what might be causing the issue. I expected more from this brand.
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 1 out of
New but definitely NOT improvedI used Avent disposable nursing pads with my first child 4 yrs ago. I absolutely LOVED the softness, comfort, & thickness of the pads & recommeded them to all the moms I knew. So I naturally was going to use this product again when I had my second child who is 11 weeks old. I was so disappointed in this "new and improved" product that I was trying to convince myself it was another brand I had used 4 yrs ago. Sadly, it was the same brand but now a worse product. The new pads are folded in the center, causing a crease that does not have any padding where it's most needed. The regular & night pads are both thin. I can't even stand to wear them if I'm having a tender/soreness day. I do not recommend this new brand at all. And unfortunately, the only brand that I have found as of now to compare to the wonderful product Avent had 4 yrs ago is from Curad, & it is not sold in any of the local stores where I live.
Date published: 2012-06-22
Rated 2 out of
Hate the new styleI have always LOVED Avent nursing pads, until they changed them. They used to be the only brand I would use. They fit without rippling and without looking weird through a bra, they were comfortable, and absorbent. I recently had my fourth baby, and realized Avent has completely changed the style of the nursing pad. The packaging is annoying, and they are thin and so they ripple, especially if you are smaller breasted like myself. I do not like the new ones at all and desperately wish they still sold the older style. Disappointe in the changes they have made.
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