sanitary & breast pad
Shop Sanitary Breast Pads & Maternity Briefs
Breastfeeding is a beautiful and intimate experience between a mother and her baby, but it can also come with its own set of challenges. Leaking milk can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, and the last thing any new mother wants is to feel self-conscious or worried about stains on her clothing. Leaking milk after breastfeeding or pumping can also cause skin irritation, sore nipples and infections like mastitis, putting nursing mothers in discomfort. For mothers who are back to work after maternity leave, leaks can be a source of stress and anxiety, making it difficult to focus on professional obligations. That's where nursing breast pads come in.
Breast pads are designed to provide discreet and reliable protection against leaks, allowing nursing mothers like yourself to feel comfortable and confident while breastfeeding and going about your daily life.
But postpartum sanitary essentials don’t just stop there.
Sanitary pads and maternity briefs are also important for mothers experiencing postpartum bleeding post-birth. It is normal for postpartum bleeding to be heavy at first and gradually decrease over the course of several weeks. Sanitary pads are necessary to absorb this bleeding, as it is too heavy for regular underwear to handle. They also help prevent infection by keeping sensitive areas clean and dry.
In addition, using sanitary pads post-birth can also provide some comfort for new mothers. The physical demands of childbirth and caring for a newborn can be exhausting, and the last thing a new mother needs is to feel uncomfortable or worried about leakage. The right type of sanitary pad can provide the necessary protection and peace of mind for new mothers as they recover and adjust to life with a newborn. Mothers can also use maternity briefs or pants to keep their sanitary pads securely in place.
At Mothercare Singapore, we understand the importance of finding products that make motherhood just a little bit easier, and our nursing breast pads, sanitary pads and maternity briefs are no exception. Paying attention to the needs of all mothers is at the heart of what we do, and we make it easier for soon-to-be or experienced mothers to prepare their hospital bags with all that they need.
What to Look Out for in Breast & Sanitary Pads
As a new mother, taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of your newborn. One of the things you’ll need to pay attention to post-birth is managing your menstrual flow and milk leakage with the right sanitary and nursing pads.
When it comes to sanitary pads, look for those that are highly absorbent and comfortable to wear. Choose pads that are specifically designed for postpartum use, as they tend to be thicker and more absorbent. They should also have a larger surface area to provide full coverage and prevent leaks. You might also want to consider sanitary pads with wings to help keep them in place, as well as those that are made of soft, breathable material to reduce irritation and discomfort. Look for the same in maternity briefs, especially disposable varieties. If you’re after reusable maternity briefs, ensure they’re made of 100% soft cotton for limitless comfort.
When choosing breast pads, select options that are highly absorbent and comfortable to wear. Disposable pads are convenient, but they can be costly in the long run. Reusable breast pads, on the other hand, are more eco-friendly and can save you money. Look for pads that are made of soft, breathable material to prevent irritation and discomfort around your nipples. You should also consider the shape and size of the breast pad to ensure it fits well and provides full coverage.
Both types of pads should be changed frequently to maintain hygiene and prevent infections. It’s also a good idea to have extras on hand so you’re always prepared. With Mothercare Singapore, it’s easy to find breast and sanitary pads when you shop with us online.
If you're unsure which type of maternity pad to buy, you can reach out to our Digital Nursery Advisors via WhatsApp for guidance and support. Our experienced team can help match your needs with the right sanitary and breastfeeding essentials while also offering you more on what else you’ll require from our maternity care collection to recover well from childbirth. We’ll also help you put together other postpartum necessities, such as breast pumps, nursing chairs and more!
You can also visit our Mothercare Experience Stores in Singapore to view and feel our products in person.
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast & Sanitary Pads
1. How long do you wear breast pads for?
Breast pads should be changed frequently, at least once every three to four hours, or as needed. The duration for which they are worn depends on the amount of milk you produce and how often you feed bub.
2. Which brand of breast pads are the best?
There are a number of breast pad brands that make it to our list of breastfeeding essentials. You can consider nursing pads by Tommee Tippee, Loveamme and Mothercare.
3. How many packs of maternity pads will I need?
The number of packs of maternity sanitary pads you’ll need depends on the amount of postpartum bleeding you experience and the frequency of pad changes. The same applies to breast pads – the frequency you leak and how often you change them will determine the number of nursing pads you’ll require. It is recommended to purchase at least four to five packs of sanitary pads in preparation for postpartum recovery, with the same quantity of disposable maternity briefs or pants if you do not want to reuse them. You’ll want to buy more breast pads in contrast since, on average, mothers use about two to three pairs per day. This means you’ll need about 60 pairs of breast pads in a month. It is also a good idea to have some extra pads on hand. Shop them all on Mothercare from our maternity and nursing collection online.