This stuff is like silk. The hospitals where we live do not use this but instead use another brand but it does not compare. Hang in there momma, it gets better but you have to take care of yourself and this stuff is a great way to start. I used it multiple times a day until I was "healed" enough to bring the baby back to my breast. I also used it for 12 months with each of my babies. You won't be sorry with this purchase, the other brands do not compare.