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Philips Avent Washable SCF155/06

Philips Avent Washable SCF155/06

2.3 from 87 reviews

If I could give this 0 stars I would

I haven’t had any problems with the pads moving or leaking through like others have, however they stick to my nipples badly. I have literally had to hold my breath and just rip them off because they just stick like glue. They even caused one of my nipples to bleed and crack. It’s probably the most painful thing I have ever experienced, even worse than childbirth. If anyone is looking for an alternative to this product the bio bums bamboo breast pads are amazing

Purchased in March 2019 at Chemist Warehouse.

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Hi Jasmine, thanks for sharing your experience with us. We're sorry to hear that you haven't had pleasant time using the washable pads. It definitely doesn't sound like the way the pads are supposed to work. We'd be happy to take a look at them if you'd like us to. Feel free to reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter (@PhilipsCare) with a private message. Alternatively, you can contact our support team by phone on: 1300 363 391. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Waste of money

First time trying reusable pads and these were useless. I tried 3 times and 3 times any milk just soaked through to my top. They don't absorb v well so was left really damp and also the fluffy material dries and sticks to your nipple so needs to be cleaned off every time you feed. Wouldn't recommend.

Purchased in March 2019 at Baby Bunting Online store.

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Hi there, we appreciate you sharing your thoughts and experiences here. We are sorry to hear that they have not been the best ones, though. Of course, this is not supposed to happen, so we'd like to recommend you to get in touch with our colleagues via 1300 363 391. They will be able to look into it and provide assistance. :-) We hope the matter will be resolved shortly! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Terrible product that sticks to your nipples!

These breast pads were so painful to use. They stick to your nipples so are very sore to remove when your nipples are already so tender from breast feeding. They also leave behind a layer of fluff on your nipples so you are needing to pick this off (ouch) prior to feeding your baby. The material used is totally inappropriate for its purpose.

Purchased in March 2019 at Baby Bunting.

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Hi Emma, we're sorry to hear about the experience you've had with the breast pads. We'd like to see if we can do anything for you. Please reach out to us via Twitter (@PhilipsCare), Facebook or phone (1300 363 391). Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

They're terrible

Terrible pads, my bra is completely soaked because they don't soak up any milk. They're moving around and when you try to take them off they stick to my nipples, ouch. They also look really bad after just a few washes. I would really like my money back cause this was a true waste.

Purchased in February 2019 at Chemist Warehouse Physical Store for $12.00.

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We're sorry to hear this, Stephanie. We like to get in touch and see if we can help. Therefore we advise you to contact our product specialists here: https://www.philips.com.au/content/B2C/en_AU/support-home/support-contact-page.html#n62Contact=MOTHER_AND_CHILD_CARE_GR Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

More cons than pros

I have a lot of the Avent range - bottles, pump, storage cups and Baby's dummies. I love it all, so I really wanted to try these pads. Disposables cost a fortune and they chafe my nipples making them cracked and sore.
I don't leak a lot anymore (Baby is 11 weeks) but have a strong let down when I feed. The biggest issue I have is that they slip A LOT. Within minutes, they are nowhere near my nipples. So I can either try to "subtly" adjust them, or leave the room continually. I have thought about putting some hot glue gun squiggles on the back to improve grip.
The other issue I had is that they are VERY noticeable. As a high school teacher, I really can't leak in front of the kids. But I equally can't go into a classroom with these massive discs poking through my shirt - Especially when I need to adjust them constantly.
I didn't have the sticking issue that others have mentioned, and as I said I don't leak much so haven't noticed overflow.

Hi Jessica, thanks so much for leaving your review on the breast pads here. We regret hearing that you experienced the pads slip a lot and are too noticeable. Despite this, we are happy to hear that you're happy with the other baby products in the Avent range. We highly appreciate your feedback and will make sure to forward it to our product developers, as it helps a great deal in improving our products. Kind regards, The Philips Australia TeamIf you could get them to curve a bit, the way the disposable pads do, I think that would help both issues a lot. They do feel a lot nicer than disposable ones too!That's a great tip, many thanks for sharing. If there's anything else we can do for you, please feel free to let us know. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team


These breast pads are terrible - they stuck to my nipples and it is painful trying to peel it off. The breast pads also leave behind a layer of fluff on my nipples so it's even more stressful and painful to remove it when I already have sore nipples. The material used on the pads are completely unsuitable for the intended purpose!

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Hello Mariana, That doesn't sound very pleasant and we take this very seriously, as this is very useful feedback. We'd like to forward your input to our Avent team. We will send you a Private Message right now asking for some personal details. It would be great if you could get back to us there, so we can pick it up further from there on. Thanks! Kind regards, The Philips Australia team

Great for my sensitive skin

I used these for my first bub 4 years ago and they were fantastic. I can't use disposables as they irritate my nipples and cause blocked ducts in my nipples. These were the perfect solution as they are far softer than the paper like disposables. They are not fully waterproof but that is why I like them, wearing a nappy on my breasts causes problems, I prefer natural fibres and airflow.
I am having trouble finding them now with my new baby, I guess with all the bad reviews the chemists aren't stocking them which means I'm waking around with wet shirts!

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Hello Anne, thanks for taking your time to write this review and for sharing the valuable feedback. We advise you to contact our Spare Parts team here: http://www.philips.com.au/content/B2C/en_AU/support-home/support-contact-page.html they might be able to help you out. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team


Considering its washable i thought its a great idea and ill be able to save money. But it turns out i have to go back to the disposable ones. Made my shirt wet and can't hold enough leaks. And it sticks to my nipple with a bit of a fluff. Not just that its easy to pull out during feedings.

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Hi, thanks for your review. We're sorry to hear you're not satisfied about the washable pads. Please know that the pads are designed to be used for 2 to 4 hours. If the pads stop absorbing, you have to change them for a new ones. If this doesn't solve your issue, please call one of the following two phone numbers. If you're located in Australia, call 1300 363 391. If you're based in New Zealand, call 0800 658 224. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Doesn't work the way it should.

Doesn't work, doesn't absorb and i end up with a wet shirt within an hour or two of wearing them. I had used this product in previous pregnancies and can't remember having these troubles or i would've stuck to disposable pads instead of purchasing these. Even as i type I have only just put the breast pads on half an hour ago, and my shirt is wet already! Unfortunately looks like its back to disposable ones for me.

Hello Kristy, thank you for contacting us. We can definitely see that this makes for uncomfortable situations and we are sorry that your experience hasn't been all that great because of it. Some milk flows are heavier than others, we also do recommend to change them out every two to four hours, or until they stop absorbing. If you'd like to discuss your feedback regarding our washable breast pads further, please don't hesitate to contact us on 1300 363 391 or through http://philips.com/support/. Your opinion and feedback does matter to us. Kind regards, The Philips Australia TeamEvery two to four hours is understandable... but leaking through not even half an hour after putting them on is not - the disposable ones have only required changing every 2-4 hours, but not the washable ones.Thanks for the feedback Kristy, we can imagine that is pretty fast compared to the washable ones. Have you been in contact with us via phone? We might be able to help and and would like hear more about this (1300 363 391). Looking forward to hearing from you, Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Not as expected at all!

Purchased 2 packs of these having high hopes as they are from a reputable brand Avent. Thinking that they are cotton, washable and waterproof as advertised but they are a complete wasfe of money. Very disappointed! They leaked right through, sticks to nipples and when take it off, it leaves bits and pieces of fluff from the cotton fabric on my nipples- meaning that if not wiped with water before feeding my baby will have swallow those flufffs! It traps moisture. Don't recommend for anyone thinking it is waterproof because it is not!

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Hi Kate, We regret heating about your negative experiences with the SCF155. We can imagine you are disappointed, as they shouldn't leak! We would like to thank you for the feedback though, it's appreciated. Kind regards, The Philips Australia team

Leaks through and sticks to my nipples, unfortunately disappointed.

I got these to wear over night and already had some reusable washable ones so I wanted to have a weeks worth of pads. These leak through to the point I feel like I needn't bother putting them on at all, my top is soaked by morning around the under outer edge of these pads. They also stick to my nipple meaning they need to be ripped off at feeding time which is not the most comfortable of things to have to do. I have bamboo reusables that are softer and don't leak so I should have just gotten more of these.
Wish I hadn't bothered with this product, I'm surprised as thought Avent was a reputable brand.
I have a picture of my top after one night but this site will not allow me to attach it.

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Hi Isobel, thanks for reaching out to us and we're sorry to hear about the difficulties you have experienced. We just sent you a private message to gather some more details. We like to get in touch and see if we can help you. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Waste of money

My biggest problem / concern with these pads is that they stick to my nipples which results in little bits of fluff staying on my nipple when my son is screaming for a feed. It's an unnecessarily stressful experience while I try to pick the fluff off. Unfortunately I've had to buy other breast pads as I cannot use these ones.

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Hello Ramy, we’re sorry to hear about the difficulties you’ve experienced. Please call us on 1300 363 391 (if you are based in Australia) or contact us via Facebook or Twitter. We’d like to get in touch and see if we can help you. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Just like everyone else, wish I had read the reviews first... not happy!!

So disappointed to finally use these. I didn't even get a chance to see if they were absorbent or not as I put them in but the outline of them (because they're so stiff and have no shape/don't curve around the breast) completely showed through my top. No chance I could've left the house in them. It looked ridiculous... big discs on my chest. How are these even on the market? Especially when I read about all the other issues on here!! Feel completely ripped off!! : (

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Hello. we're sorry to hear about the difficulties you’ve experienced. Please call us on 1300 363 391 (if you are in Australia). We’d like to get in touch and see if we can help you. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Disappointing product

I brought these in the hope that I would save some money by not having to buy the disposables pads. However, first try and they were terrible. I found one of the pads had moved to the middle of my chest. Another while positioned over my breast had somehow allowed a leak at the bottom of my bra. It's as though they are not very absorbent. I really wanted these to work. The only way I can see these working is by wearing a tighter bra, which is not recommended as it can put pressure on milk ducts.

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Hi Ree, thanks for sharing your experience. It's unfortunate to hear that our Washable pads haven't lived up to your expectation. We hope to provide a comfortable product that really helps out. If you would like to discuss your experience further with us, we hope that you contact us on 1300 363 391 if you're located in Australia. Perhaps that our customer care team could even give some tips to use the pads more effectively. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Work great!

Love these! Saved alot of money being able to wash them and reuse. When baby was a new born they soaked through quickly with my let down but was easy enough to swap them over with a dry pair. May be more comfortable to use once milk supply has settled down and baby is a few weeks old, but had no trouble using them with my second bub straight from birth. First use tend to get a little fluff stuck to nipple but within a few washes that is gone. Would definitely recommend to new mums as I didn't know about them until another mum told me!

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Hi Mum of two, thanks for writing your review! Also thanks for the feedback, we'll make sure it reaches our product team. :-) We're glad to see you like them, and we appreciate the recommendations! Kind regards, The Philips Australia team

Good for daytime or light use, nice and comfy

Despite the bad reviews, I like this product - they're the best reusable pads that I've found and I've tried a few. They are best for daytime use when leakage isn't so much. The patterned cover helps to stop them slipping around and the cotton inside cover is nice and soft. I don't have large breasts though (size 12DD when breastfeeding) and I don't suffer from cracked or sore nipples. I also find that they do wick away moisture to some degree, but not as fully as a disposable. I tried them at night and they did soak through so I now use disposables at night or have to change the pads after a night feed.
I'm now using the pads again for my second bub so they last and I've been hunting around to buy some more as I only have 6 and could do with some extras to last in between washes.

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Thank you for these kind words about our Washable SCF155/06 pads, RachB. It’s great that you’re happy with the performance of the pads. We’d definitely like to help you on your way in the hunt for a couple of new sets. :) Please check out our product page on our website: http://bit.ly/29HgkC3 There you’ll be able to locate retailers, either online or in your area. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Waste of money!

My husband bought these for me as the chemist didn't have the regular disposable ones. After he purchased them he said he was sorry as he read all the bad reviews. I thought I'll give them a go anyway. Well all the reviews were right. They were not non slip, they leaked and they stuck to my nipples. This product is useless, do not buy!

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We regret to read about your unfortunate experience with our products, Carly. We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback as it helps us to improve our products in the future. If you’d like to further discuss this, please feel free to contact us on our number in Australia 1300 363 391 or in New Zealand 0800 658 224. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Expensive garbage, don't bother.

I bought these not long after having my baby hoping that I could save some money as I was spending a fortune on disposables. They just don't work at all. They're not absorbent, stick to the nipple causing a huge amount of pain when you already have damage, and the small amount of moisture they hold isn't wicked away, it's just held there against the skin resulting in irritation and damage to already sensitive nipples.

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Hi Gemma, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the washable breast pads. We’re saddened to hear that it made it made things worse instead of better. That’s not supposed to happen. We hope that you're doing better already. We’d like to get in touch with you about this directly as we take your complaint very seriously. Could you perhaps send over your contact details in a private message? Then we’ll make sure it reaches the right department so they could reach out to you. Kind regards, The Philips Australia

Awful and rather useless

It's as if they just don't absorb anything at all! I got them as an alternative to disposables but my bra/shirt was soaked through with the first let down and the pad still felt dry. Very disappointed, if you are thinking about buying this product... don't. hopefully advent will make some improvements.

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Hello Pixie. Sorry to hear that the pads didn't work out very well in your case. Thanks for submitting the review though. All feedback is appreciated, positive as well as negative.

Oh dear!

I wish I had read these reviews before purchasing. I really love the Avent range and I really wanted these to work! I have only used twice and had issues with leaking and couldn't figure out whether they were leaking through or not absorbent enough and milk was perhaps rolling off. My husband actually told me to google and I came across this site! It is a shame as I have never had issues with other products in this range. Positives are that the pads are soft and were comfortable and surprisingly the lace backing works well to ensure non slip. The laundry bag is also a great idea. Negatives for me are that they were not leak proof and a bit thick (could see shape through clothing). I feel that the pad needs a plastic backing of some sort to prevent soaking through to bra. I will be going back to using disposables and perhaps save these for later use when my milk slows down. Unfortunately I would not recommend.

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Hi Lynn. We regret to hear about the difficulties you've experienced with the breast pads. They should be leak proof of course. Thanks for taking the time to write this feedback, it's appreciated.

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Questions & Answers

How long do the pads last before washing?
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Hi Michaela, as soon as I had my let down I leaked everywhere. My daughter feeds every 2-3 hours at the moment. I haven't used the pads since.


Philips Avent Washable SCF155/06
CategoryBreast Pads & Products
Price (RRP)11.95

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