When I was pregnant with both my children I knew I wanted to breastfeed. I have been very fortunate with both and have found it comes naturally to me. Thinking back, when I was feeding Bertie he managed to put on a pound in a week and baby Evie exceeded her birth weight by seven ounces at only 11 days old, it’s official I’m a cow. The downside is I wake in the middle of the night with a wet bed from where I have taken every opportunity to lie on my front and my milk has oozed out through my breast pad, bra and onto the sheets or it comes out so quickly it hits Evie in the eye, covers her and myself. Not only am I a cow but I smell of stale milk throughout the day, reverting to being a Slummy Mummy that no amount of makeup can counteract. I have been using a supermarket own brand nursing pads because I know from last time I’ll end up spending a small fortune on them but after pondering on it maybe better quality ones would be more cost efficient.
I’ve consulted my bible (Mumsnet) and Johnson’s, Tommee Tippee and Lasinoh nursing pads are the ones the majority recommend.
Johnson’s are cheapest in Asda at the moment, 30 for £2.50.
Tommee Tippee are being sold in Asda, 50 for £3.
Mothercare have Lansinoh nursing pads for £3.66 for 60.
After reading various threads on Mumsnet about which ones are the best the conclusion I’ve come to is it depends on what you need and how you get on with them. The three above have all been described as comfortable and absorbant, so it’s worth trying them yourself to work out which one is best for you.