I had 2 sets of these sent home with me from the hospital and they were AMAZING! I found them so soothing for all of the soreness and cracking that comes with breastfeeding in those first few days/weeks. The paper breast pads just felt horrible on your sensitive nipples those first few weeks! They are cool on contact, which feels great! I did not ever have any problems with sticking upon removal, as some of the other reviewers mentioned. I always used mine at full size and did not cut to shape. I found this worked best. The only problem with that was that when you're engorged and leaking at night, the milk will leak around the soothies & sometimes miss the breast pads leaving you waking up to a big mess! I wore both. I put the Soothies on first and a breast pad behind. It might be less of a surprise mess if you do cut them down a bit, but, they have a tendency to shift positions, so, I wouldn't cut them down too much. Overall, a great product which provided much needed cool relief during the beginning stages of breastfeeding!