One of the unfortunate things about being a new mom is the leaking. Every mom will run into this problem, even if you decide to do formula, you will leak for a few days after having a baby. If you are breastfeeding, you will be feeding from one side, and leaking from the other. I have found that these nursing pads are the softest and the most comfortable. Others can feel like paper, or plastic. These are soft like cotton, and they conform to your breast. I don't leave home without a handful of them in the car, my diaper bag or my purse. Trust me - the last thing you want is to start leaking through your favorite shirt, while you're out to lunch.