I got these as a gift from another breastfeeding mom. I know they say that your nipples shouldn't be sore if the baby's latch is correct, but my skin got very raw. These Soothies Gel Pads were simply a lifesaver for me. I didn't keep them in the fridge at all and they still felt cool when I put them on. I wore each pair for 3 days straight. I wasn't leaking much at that point, so I was able to wear them for that long. I would recommend them to anyone! Wonderful product!