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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.
Manufacturer #: 87123NA
Product Weight:0.1 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches):4.7 x 4.5 x 0.5
Average Customer Rating:
(based on 241 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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.
Most Helpful Critical 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...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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from New Jersey
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Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:
I had to put it in the fridge to prevent sticking and it's only helpful while it's cold. However, the relief it did provide made a big difference.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Portsmouth, VA
Not worth the money I think that the lanolin is a better purchase
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
These were recommended to me in the hospital to alleviate nipple discomfort due to breastfeeding. They are excellent! They soothe the area and you can put them in The fridge for a bit while pumping or breastfeeding, which helps with the pain.
from South Carolina
Best thing ever! For first time moms who are greatfeeding and experience sore and chapped nipples, these things will become your breasts best friends!
from Winfield, WV
This product is so cooling after constant nursing . The best part is that they're trustable!
Good as promissed
from Houston tx
It is definitely good when you have cracker nipple. Since the nipple is so sensitive it helps with touching sensation
from Summerville, sc
Product is awesome def help make my breast feel better after pumping and breast feeding!
Best breastfeeding product
Was given this product at the hospital when I started breastfeeding. Best product ever to help with soothing nipple pain for first time moms.This product is also the brand used by hospitals. Great quality!
Helpful in a pinch
By J Harper
from Greensboro, NC
As a mommy of two who needed quick relief from the soreness of cluster feeding from her newborn, this was the first product I ran out and got to help me. I know that using your own breast milk will help heal sore, dry, and cracked nipples quickly but in between feedings you need something to keep you going, this is it. You can actually wear a bra without the pain of your clothes brushing against already sore nipples thus further aggravating it. Highly recommended, wish there were more in the package for the price.
These are great, especially when just starting up nursing after birth, soothing,cooling and safe for baby!
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