Being a first time mom I had no clue what to expect when the milk comes in, which I was not breast feeding so I was not prepared. I was in shock when my milk came in and I woke up with a wet shirt. I ended up realizing I needed to get these pads. They worked great. They do great at absorbing the fluid, and material that they use doesn't stick to you leaving "fuzz" on you when you go to remove. Never noticed any odor when they were wet and they could be used for a few hours at a time before you need to change them.