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Product Description

Introducing Tender Care, Medelas new line of advanced nipple therapy products. Tender Care Hydrogel Pads provide moms with a no-mess solution that is a second defense in an enhanced nipple therapy which cools on contact for instant relief.Cools on contact for instant relief. Contoured shape for better fit. Reusable for up to 24 hours. Sterile and ready-to-use. Individually wrapped. Pack of 4.

Features

  • For sore and cracked nipples.
  • Instant relief cools on contact.
  • Contoured Shape.
  • Reusable.
  • Extra Strength.

Additional Info

724893

2658E920

020451871233

87123NA

0.1 pounds

4.7 x 4.5 x 0.5

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Average Customer Rating:

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Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads
 
4.0

(based on 144 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (106)
  • Portable (60)
  • Easy to clean (43)
  • Safe for baby (42)
  • Comfortable (35)

Cons

  • Not durable (11)
  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Messy (4)
  • Poor design (4)
  • Hard to clean (3)

Best Uses

  • Breastfeeding (71)
  • Breast feeding (43)
  • Comfort (33)
  • Infants (25)
  • Newborns (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (97), Parent of two or more children (34), Grandparent (3), Medical professional (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Best for Cracked Nipples

These pads are the best thing by FAR that I have found for cracked nipples. My 13 month old's teeth gave me a big cut, and these pads are fantastic for soothing after...Read complete review

These pads are the best thing by FAR that I have found for cracked nipples. My 13 month old's teeth gave me a big cut, and these pads are fantastic for soothing after feeding. I leave them on all day, and actually, although the box says they are reusable for 24 hours, I think they last a lot longer. They are still very soothing. The only thing is that I have to take them out when I leave the house because I wear thin bras, and you can see the outline through my shirt. I have another nursing bra with a thick lining, and they work great in that one, but all my others are thing.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Warning: Thrush!

I would give this zero stars if possible. Do not use this product for breastfeeding! It provides the perfect environment for thrush to develop, causing you potentially weeks of pain and suffering. I...Read complete review

I would give this zero stars if possible. Do not use this product for breastfeeding! It provides the perfect environment for thrush to develop, causing you potentially weeks of pain and suffering. I used these from the first day of breastfeeding in the hospital. They were given to me by the lactation consultant for sore/bleeding/damaged nipples. I used them for weeks, and was STILL bleeding at 10 weeks post-partum. I could have healed much, much sooner without these causing a secondary thrush infection. The best treatment for nipples is to keep them dry and exposed to air. The breast shells would be a much better option. Moist wound healing for breastfeeding has not been shown to be effective, and can possibly be harmful. A basic internet search for 'the truth about breastfeeding' will provide several helpful articles about this subject.

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3.0

I might buy this again, eh

By And the pregnant

from Wynantskill, NY

About Me Parent of Two or More Children

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Leaks at times

Best Uses

  • Breast Feeding

Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

They are very expensive. The nice thing is they do stick right to your breast leaving no marks showing through your bra.

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4.0

Very soothing

By New mom SP

from Manassas, Va

About Me First Time Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Breast Feeding
    • Comfort

    Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

    In the first couple of weeks after my son was born, I was having a lot of soreness while breastfeeding. The Hydrogel pads were very helpful and soothing. After working with a lactation consultant and correcting my positioning of baby the soreness went away, but these worked well in a pinch!

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    5.0

    Great product

    By Alicia

    from Shelton CT

    About Me First Time Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy to use
    • Lightweight
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Breast Feeding
      • Comfort

      Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

      very soothing and exactly what I expected

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      5.0

      Fantastic Product for every new mom!

      By Midwife Mom

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Medical Professional

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy to use
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Breast Feeding
        • Comfort
        • Infants
        • Newborns

        Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

        Excellent product. Used for myself and recommended for my patients. Helps sore cracked nipples heal from the inside out and prevents cracked nipples from sticking to bras/clothing

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        5.0

        Thankful for these!

        By First Time Mom

        from Brockton, MA

        About Me First Time Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy to clean
        • Easy to use
        • Fast/Efficient
        • Lightweight
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Breast Feeding
          • Newborns

          Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

          Thank Heaven for these! Very comforting after I breastfed in the hospital for the first time.

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          1.0

          Not worth the money

          By Erin

          from Elizabethtown NC

          About Me Parent of Two or More Children

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Fast/Efficient

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Breast Feeding

            Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

            The product just does not provide substantial relief. I got more relief from ice packs and frozen cabbage.

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            2.0

            Wow or ok but not as well as other brands

            By MCal

            from Portland OregonOregon

            About Me First Time Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • large in size
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Poor Construction
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Breast Feeding
            • Newborns

            Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

            The gel pads are really sticky which is something I immediately didn't like. You can run them under water for a few seconds to help take away some of the adhesive but it didn't help that much. They only last 24 hours...so they aren't reusable. Mine didn't even last the full 24 hours before the gel started to break apart and pieces of gel ended up staying attached to my breast and ended up on my baby's face when she went to feed. I hope none got ingested by her.
            The only pro to this product is that the gel pads are large and offer more coverage than just around the nipple.

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            3.0

            HydroGel pads

            By Ash

            from Kalamazoo, Michigan

            About Me Parent of Two or More Children

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Fast/Efficient
            • Lightweight
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Breast Feeding
              • Comfort

              Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

              Works great! Wish they were a little cheaper but they really do help.

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              5.0

              These are necessary

              By Missktjay

              from Fairfield

              About Me Parent of Two or More Children

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy to use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Breast Feeding
                • Comfort
                • Newborns

                Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                These help sooth and protect your dry cracked nipples at the beginning of breast feeding.

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                1.0

                I dont want to give stars but I have to

                By cj

                from california

                About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Construction
                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Throwing in the garbage

                  Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                  Worst product ever. I don't know why people rave about this brand. Everything I have tried from them is horrible. These can only be used for a short amount of time. When you have a newborn you want things that last so you don't have to keep going back to the store. These are a pain to use as it gets stuck on itself and it is very hard to pull apart. I couldn't even get it on my breast so I sit here and remain miserable and in pain.

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