I didn’t start this blog to review products. I started it mostly just as a diary of me and my little mans early days and to hopefully help out other moms in the area. That said I get pretty annoyed when every blogger online who reviews products got sent them for free. Not to mention that they are so desperate to get sent other free products they don’t date leave a bad review. Like seriously if a mom blogger has NEVER disliked something you should probably take her review with a grain of salt.
I ordered these breast cushions out of desperation. After being back to work for a few months and pumping once a day I was in agony. I had ordered smaller flanges, larger flanges, nothing seemed to work. I balked at the price (well more the shipping) $20USD for lettermail to Canada? You’ve got to be kidding me. The shipping plus price came to 40 canadian but I was desperate so what could I do.
Not Comfortable At All
I tried these over the course of a week. Following all there fitting tips. Different sized flanges, folding it over to double up, etc. No matter what I did it ranged from either being neutral or worse.
Not Sanitary At All
These cannot be sterilized. So to start they are absolutely not safe for a newborn. Further, they are are like a lint and dust magnet. It actually boggled my mind. I would wash them so thoroughly in hot soapy water and my the time I got my breast pump set up they seem to have collected every piece of dust in the air.
Of course these can’t be resold but I would hope a good company would stand behind their products. I was so frustrated after using them for a week. I think I actually cried to my husband that it would never stop hurting so much.
I’m happy to say 3 months after I quit using these pumping is more bearable. I switched permanently to a smaller flange and run on a lower setting but more than anything I think I just got use to it. It just rubs a different way then nursing and I think your body needs to adjust a bit.
Maybe these might help some moms but they didn’t help me.