After a week of cracked and painful nipples when my daughter was born, my mom bought me a pack of these in hopes they would help me find relief. OH. MY. GOD!!! These were a lifesaver! I have bought them for every friend's baby shower since so they don't have to go without for even a week. I felt like the creams and oils just made them worse and these gel pads gave me such relief and also the pressure/protection from my nipples rubbing on clothes was a true lifesaver. I only needed them for the first couple weeks, but I would recommend these to any new mom!