Johnsons Nursing Pads Ultraform Review
Breastfeeding is a beautiful, natural occurrence that helps to strengthen the bond between mother and baby.
A mum’s body knows to produce this much needed nourishment to help its child grow big and strong.
However, mum’s milk production may get a little too eager at times, causing her nipples to leak excess milk into her clothing.
Starting as soon as after the first couple months into the pregnancy for some women, milk leakage is a perfectly natural phenomenon.
As natural as it may be, though, it’s a nuisance to deal with when you always have to clean up and hide those embarrassing wet spots on your favourite shirt.
Well, worry not mums – nursing pads are here to protect your clothes from this unwanted leakage!
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Nursing pads, also called breast pads and maternity pads, are specially designed absorbent pads mum simply places within her bra to soak up any leaks throughout the day.
Using them is simple, but picking out a brand from among the dozens of similar products can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start.
Have no fear!
After gaining some valuable hands-on experience when testing various products through two pregnancies, this mother of two is here to share some recommendations.
Today’s recommended nursing pads is none other than Johnson’s Ultraform Nursing Pads, and here are some product highlights to help illuminate why and showcase the product’s strong selling points.
Johnson’s Ultraform Nursing Pads Features:
· Breathable Cover – Allows skin to breathe while keeping clothing dry.
· Extra Absorbent – Special polymer in core absorbs and traps moisture.
· Cushion-like Lining – Super soft for maximum comfort.
· Thin Contoured Shape – Fits securely on breast without showing through.
· Nipple Indentation – Unique curve in design adds extra room for nipple comfort.
· Adhesive Strip – A sticky strip keeps the pad from moving all day.
· Disposable – Convenient for getting rid of used pads on-the-go.
Ultraform Nursing Pads – Proper Use Instructions
Using a nursing pad is incredibly simple, but for all the new mums out there or those just starting to experience milk leakage, here’s a quick rundown of how to apply your Ultraform Nursing Pads!
You’re going to need to remove two pads from the package.
Since Johnson’s Nursing Pads come in a pack of 24, that means you have 12 sets of them.
The back of each pad has a paper strip, covering the adhesive, that might rustle a little as you handle the pad but once you remove it Johnson’s prides themselves on having a silent, rustle-free nursing pad design to give mums everywhere the discretion they deserve.
The Ultraform Nursing Pads are designed to be compatible with any regular or nursing bra.
When putting them into place, line up the centre of the pad with your nipple – this should be extra easy with Johnson’s Nursing Pads, thanks to the nipple indent.
Press the adhesive side of the pads against your regular or nursing bra to secure the pad in its place.
Now you won’t have to worry about the pad slipping out of place or folding over on itself and can instead focus on worrying about all the other stuff there is for a mum to do, because let’s be honest – a large portion of a mother’s work is worrying, but we still wouldn’t give it up for the world.
The special polymer in the super absorbent core will get to work right away soaking up any pesky leakage and storing it deep within the pad so you stay feeling dry, clean and fresh.
Johnson’s Nursing Pads – Pricing and Similar Products
Endorsed by the Australian Breastfeeding Association, and used and recommended by moms around the world, including this mum, the quality of Johnson’s Ultraform Nursing Pads is essentially guaranteed.
But how do these breast pads hold up in the pricing arena against other competitor brands?
Considering the fact that Johnson’s Ultraform Nursing Pads comes in packs of 24 while competitor brands may be priced higher but include more pads, their prices line up fairly equally with that of similar products such as Pigeon’s Breast Pads Honeycomb, Lansinoh Nursing Pads, and Rite-Aid Nursing Pads.
All of these nursing pads, testing by yours truly, are definitely worth considering. Just like how Johnson’s Ultraform Nursing Pads has their nipple indent to make them unique, each brand has their own special feature that mums might prefer over one of the others.
On Johnson’s official webpage showcasing the details of the product, they conveniently have a “Where to Buy” button that shows you a number of retailers that carry their products in both online and local locations.
These stores include Big W, Chemist Warehouse, Coles, Priceline, and Woolworths.
Johnson’s –The Story Behind the Brand
It’s difficult to go into any baby isle these days and not see a product featuring the Johnson’s logo.
The American company Johnson and Johnson, focusing on medical and pharmaceutical products and founded in 1886, launched the American-based Johnson’s Baby brand in 1893.
Considering they’ve been around and making quality baby products for over a century it’s no wonder the name is so well-recognized!
There is a dark cloud hanging over the company from recent years, however, and every mum deserves to know the truth about this.
Johnson’s Baby Powder became an especially popular product from the brand, marketed to people of all ages and not just for use on babies.
The distinct smell of their baby powder is associated with the smell of babies these days due to its popularity and the scent has been used in a number of other products as a result.
However, the product uses cosmetic talc, and multiple studies have linked talcum powder to an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
The true extent of the connection is not yet known, however when a woman with a long history of using Johnson’s Baby Powder died of ovarian cancer in 2015, J&J were ordered to pay a large sum in damages to her family.
Final Thoughts on Johnson’s Ultraform Nursing Pads
Despite the mishap with the talcum powder, this mum still stands by the legitimacy of Johnson’s Baby brand.
They’ve funded extensive research into proper baby care and healthy baby development, and their line of products reflect this.
They also take great care of us mums along with our precious babies, something the comfortable Johnson’s Ultraform Nursing Pads prove.
Moving on from the brand back into the product, it’s worth the price you pay and will do wonders to help protect your clothing from milk leaks during and after your pregnancy.
Johnson’s Ultraform Nusing Pads are gentle on the breasts and easy on your wallet, a combination us mums can certainly appreciate.
How much does it cost?
RRP $7.59 (24 Pads)
Where to buy?
Get discounted price at Chemist Warehouse