I liked the thickness of these (thicker than the ones from the hospital). I felt more supported in these and felt they provided an extra layer of leak protection. They are soft. However, they truly are disposable. The sticky underside of pads wears and tears the underwear. I was able to change a pad twice at most before it puts a hole in the underwear. All in all, I WOULD recommend these. If in doubt about which size you are, DEFINITELY GET THE BIGGER SIZE. Disposable underwear are something you’ll definitely be grateful for postpartum, so buy some.