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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.
This and all items from Medela are excluded from all promotions and discounts except where otherwise noted on product detail pages.

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:

by PowerReviews
Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads
 
4.1

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (65)
  • Safe for baby (41)
  • Portable (36)
  • Durable (31)
  • Easy to clean (26)

Cons

  • Not durable (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Messy (4)
  • Hard to clean (3)

Best Uses

  • Breastfeeding (69)
  • Infants (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (63), Parent of two or more children (17)

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

Breastfeeding Pads

By Mom in the groove

from Kansas City, KS

About Me Parent of Two or More Children

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Safe For Baby

Cons

  • Does not stay in place

Best Uses

  • Breastfeeding

Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

The products is great. The cost could be cheaper. Also the pads shifted from time to time. May work better if sticky tape was on one side to attach to the bra to stay in place.

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5.0

Such a lifesaver

By Aggiecab

from Austin, Texas

About Me First Time Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Works Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

      I used these in the hospital when starting breastfeeding and again due to soreness when the baby started chewing on me a bit. Instant relief, I just used at night and reset after each feeding and I felt like new.

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      4.0

      Necessary product for moms who pump

      By Purrrposeful

      from Irvine, CA

      About Me First Time Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Use
      • Portable
      • Safe For Baby

      Cons

      • Can Only Use 2 Times Per

      Best Uses

      • Breastfeeding
      • pumping

      Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

      As a mom who both pumps and breastfeeds my breasts and nipples are on overtime. These work great to soothe tired and sore nipples.

      Only thing that would make them better is if they were reusable more than 2 times as theyre kinda pricey.

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      2.0

      Not the greatest

      By 3 kids now

      from Pensacola, FL

      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

            Wasn't impressed with this product. I used hydrogels in the hospital that performed much better than this product. With this product I felt about 5 secs of relief. Disappointing!

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            4.0

            Soothing

            By MLE

            from kalamazoo mi

            About Me First Time Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Clean
            • Easy To Use
            • Portable
            • Safe For Baby

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Breastfeeding

              Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

              Only used a couple of times. They are very easy to use and very soothing.

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              3.0

              Soothing but...

              By chachel

              from michigan

              About Me First Time Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Clean
              • Easy To Use
              • Long lasting
              • Portable
              • Soothes

              Cons

              • Blocks Milk Exit
              • Hard to store

              Best Uses

              • Breastfeeding

              Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

              This do soothe on contact but I got the feeling that the adhesive was blocking the flow on the nipples from coming out. Even if you rinse then before pumping the adhesive is really sticky. I'll use them in an emergency, when really sore but not regularly. They do last a long time!

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              4.0

              Feels so much better

              By 1st time mommy

              from Connecticut

              About Me First Time Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Breastfeeding

                Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                I wish they would stay in place a little better but it's a nonissue when they help protect and heal my nipples.

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                5.0

                Breast gel relief

                By Jacob's mom

                from Waterbury, ct

                About Me First Time Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Safe For Baby

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Breastfeeding

                  Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                  I had a bad case of nipple cracking and infection. My breast tissue was hot to the touch. These gel pads provided instant cooling relief. I use them everyday to provide comfort when nipple rubs against bra. I cannot live without these while breastfeeding!!!!

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                  4.0

                  The cost of comfort

                  By Rieff mom

                  from Lewisville, TX

                  About Me First Time Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Portable
                  • Safe For Baby

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Breastfeeding
                    • Infants

                    Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                    These gel pads are really great for new nursing moms or pumpers. They can be used for up to 24 hours. The only complaint I have about them is the price. These are not cheap, and only 4 come in a pack. Because of that, it's hard to justify the purchase. Bottom line, if you are in real pain with a blister or cracked nipples, get these. Otherwise, seek an alternative.

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                    5.0

                    These feel amazing.

                    By R.

                    from Minnesota

                    About Me First Time Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Portable
                    • Safe For Baby

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Breastfeeding
                    • Infants

                    Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                    If you get burning nipples from breastfeeding, like I do, these are awesome. They're too pricey, or I'd use them all the time. But wow - once you put them on, you don't feel the pain until you start feeding again!

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