When I had my first baby I tried to breast feed and it hurt my nipples so bad it almost brought me to tears. My nipples were cracking and so sore so that even my shirt brushing against my breast hurt. I gave up breast feeding when it got so bad I couldn't take the pain. When I had my second child the nurse in the birthing center asked me if I wanted to try breast feeding and I told her what had previously happened and that I would but I couldn't stand to think of going through all of that again. She explained that using lansinoh with lanolin breast cream would alleviate all of that if I chose to try again. She went and got me a sample sized tube to let me try it out and I was able to breast feed successfully. It stopped all of the cracking and all that pain I experienced with my first child. I was able to comfortably breast feed while using this. I used it a lot and kept them covered with a small layer of lansinoh and it made the biggest difference. I recommend everyone who chooses to breast feed to try this especially when their baby is having latching problems which causes more soreness of untreated nipples. Not everyone has problems with this but I recommend getting a tube in case. It's good to use anyway even without already having issues. It keeps your skin in great condition and also adds a protective layer between the skin and breast pads. I used this cream along with lansinoh breast pads and it was a much more comfortable experience. The tubes are a decent size that lasts a while. It's not really a cream as much an ointment which stays on the skin better. I would never try to breast feed again without using this because it was a life saver in Every way. I highly recommend using this and its worth every penny to not have pain when breast feeding.