I got one box of breast pad but till now have not use one. Breast milk dont kick in so fast for most of us, hence you dont need it till your milk supply is steady... I suggest get smallest pack, what I gathered is most ppl did not use it after buying.
Yes, the maternity pad is specially for after birth. It is thicker and more absorbant. It is cotton surface for comfort. My friend said it is also to prevent the stitches got hooked by those netted sanitary pad.
you need to bring maternity pad to hospital, in case you used up the pack they provide you. Different ppl bleed diff amount, the bleed also depend on your method of birth... Maybe you can stock up 2 pack, one to bring to hospital n the other one keep at home.
Yes, ntuc sell Kotex maternity pad, get the self adhesive type. Ntuc also sell breast pad n disposable panties.
Y do you need one month supply of disposable panties? you only need one pack to bring to hospital, after discharge, you can use back your normal panty. In fact I did not use any disposable panty in hospital cause Thomson Medical Center disposable panty is very good.