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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 267 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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Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:
Amazing product. Every mom who is trying to breastfeed should have these on standby because they will need them!
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When breastfeeding seemed impossible to continue...
I was so close to quitting my breastfeeding journey, but these gave me the relief and comfort that my tender areas needed. Could not have continued breastfeeding without them.
These were recommended by my lactation consultant, and since she was spot on with everything else, I thought this would be a lifesaver. They were not. I didn't care for the feel, they stuck on my skin, and (and I'm not saying it's necessarily just this product) my daughter would refuse to latch on after I took them, like maybe there was something she could taste or a weird texture or something. I only used them three times. Stick with lanolin and breast milk to save your nipples.
I might buy this product again.
By Jelly pads
from Boone, IA
About Me Comfort-oriented
Was attempting to use these as nipple relief. Pad was sticky and felt flimsy. I prefer lansinoh gel pads if given the choice. They have a soft, almost silky, bandage-like cloth on the exterior, they are thicker and more firm, and can be cut into quarters before use to make them last longer. Medela gel pads are just too flimsy and they don't stay on very well.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Must have product for breast feeding moms
from Oxnard, California
About Me Budget shopper, Comfort-oriented, New mother
Easy, fast, convenient way to soothe sore nipples. The product did its job and provided me with cooling nipple relief. They are reusable & last well depending on how well u take care of them.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great for breast feeding
About Me New mother
As a first time mother, I didn't know what to expect when breast feeding. I never realized how bad my nipples would hurt. These pads provided immediate relief and were easy to use.
Cooling Soothing and healing
I would buy this again and again!!!
About Me Budget shopper, Comfort-oriented, New mother, Practical
I was given these at the hospital to help sooth bleeding nipples. I was so very close to giving up on breast feeding because the pain and discomfort was so intense, the nurse brought these in for me and immediately apon putting them on I was comforted. The cooling sensation was a great relief. I sent my mom to buy more from the store so I had backnup when I was home from hospital.
from Wilbraham, MA
About Me Budget shopper, Comfort-oriented, Practical
The packaging is a bit misleading. It says reusable, which is the reason I chose these over less expensive others. They are reusable only for a 24 hour period then you throw them away. You have to wet the product before using which did make them nice and cool and relieving, but gets to your shirt a bit wet in the process. The coolness wore off over a time but they did give a nice barrier to my bra.
Would buy again
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