Dang...why am I so stubborn?!
I had heard of them just before and just after LO was born from this board, but I thought they were too expensive and figured lanolin was the same thing, so I just used that during those first difficult weeks of nursing. We've been working through some BFing issues lately and my right nip has been killing me...like, first week BFing pain. So, since I was at Target and they are having their baby sale and I was in excruciating pain, I bought some to see if they would help.
If they would help. Pfft. I wore one overnight and until our second feeding of the day today (around 2pm) and the pain was gone. Completely, totally gone.
I'm a Soothies believer now. Wish I had been five months ago!!!