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Review: Angel Mel Hot Mama Organic Nursing Pads

2010 October 14
by MieVee @ MummysReviews.com

Angel Mel Organic Cloth Nursing Pads
Since disposable nursing pads threatened to break my wallet and adhesives were irritating, I swopped to cloth ones a long time ago. Just as my 3 pairs of cloth pads are getting worn out from hundreds of washes, I received a pair of Angel Mel Hot Mama Organic Nursing Pads from baby-mel.com to review.

About Angel Mel Organic Nursing Pads

These are the main features of the breast pads:

  • Top layer (next to skin): Bamboo velour (natural, undyed cream colour)
  • Inner core: Organic hemp
  • Outermost layer: 100% merino wool
  • Country of origin: Made in Malaysia

The pads are available in a range of prints designed by Robert Kaufman.

First Impressions

Angel Mel Organic Cloth Nursing Pads (Bamboo velour)

Oh my, these nursing pads are: Lovely. Super-soft. Super-smooth. I’ve a soft spot for bamboo velour and prints, and these nursing pads hit both right on!

How I Tested Them

Laundry: After every shower, I simply handwash the pads in cold water, wring and hang dry. After 1.5 months, they still remain soft and smooth.

Comfort: I have eczema and was initially concerned about the merino wool on the outside. The wool did nothing to my skin, since it faced outside anyway. The pads felt very comfortable and cool, which is fantastic for hot and humid weather. A concern is that the pointed tip of the nursing pads could show against thin bras and clothes. It’s better to use them with T-shirt bras.

Effectiveness: I’ve never been “leaky” (in between breastfeeding sessions) and already started weaning Vee when testing the nursing pads. So I experimented by pouring water slowly on them. They absorb A LOT!

The price of a pair of nursing pads is RM38.90 (~USD12 or SGD16). Since the materials are organic, very comfortable and come in prints, the price is considered reasonable. They’d still be much cheaper than disposable nursing pads, anytime.

What I like about it:

  • Fabric remains soft and smooth even after 1+ month of regular handwashing
  • Absorbent
  • Available in cute prints

What can be improved:

  • Update design to remove the pointed tip

Get Your Own (with Discount & FREEBIE!)

To get your own Angel Mel Organic Nursing Pads and a wide range of organic products for Mummy and baby, visit baby-mel.com.

  • Special Treat 1: 15% discount on Angel Mel Organic Nursing Pads
  • Special Treat 2: Free flannel pouch with purchase of every two (2) pairs of nursing pads
  • Discount Code: LZEF37T09BQ6Y
  • Validity Period: 14 October to 15 November 2010

Disclosure: I received a set of Angel Mel organic nursing pads for review.

9 Responses leave one →
  1. rianne permalink
    October 14, 2010

    Am eager to try this. No discount from baby-mel for your regular readers??

  2. Allycat permalink
    October 15, 2010

    Just wondering how do you manage during the night. I realised I’m always wet in the middle of the night when using cloth breast pads as baby doesnt nurse.

    • October 15, 2010

      Hi Allycat, sounds like you’re blessed with good milk supply and a baby who sleeps well at night.
      Vee woke up frequently to nurse for comfort through the night and my supply was always just nice for him.
      Weaning was also done very gradually, so no engorgement / leaking was experienced.

      Is your breast pad absorbent enough? Would using 2 work?
      Is your baby still very young and just started sleeping through at night?
      Your body should gradually adjust to your baby’s demand over time.

      • Allycat permalink
        October 15, 2010

        Well my baby is 8 months old now and he still nurse 1-2 times during the night. But I will start to leak whenever he latches on and will be wet as the nursing pad will start to leak after a while. Am using Avent washable ones as well.

        Maybe I’ll try using 2 as suggested by you. So silly, never think of that before. Thanks! :D

  3. Davina permalink
    October 6, 2011

    Do the pads stick to the nipple upon removal?
    I know the avert ones do and it hurts when removing. I have sworn to stop using the avert ones.

    Thank you

    • October 10, 2011

      I don’t leak much milk, so haven’t faced the sticky issue, even with the AVENT washable pads. How about wetting the nipple a little to dissolve the stuck milk before removal?

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