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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:

by PowerReviews
Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads
 
4.0

(based on 107 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (78)
  • Portable (46)
  • Safe for baby (42)
  • Easy to clean (34)
  • Durable (32)

Cons

  • Not durable (11)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Messy (4)
  • Hard to clean (3)

Best Uses

  • Breastfeeding (71)
  • Infants (23)
  • Breast feeding (11)
  • Comfort (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (72), Parent of two or more children (26)

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.

Reviewed by 107 customers

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4.0

Nice cooling sensation and reusable

By deenaml

from Grand Rapids, MI

About Me Parent of Two or More Children

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Breast Feeding
    • Comfort

    Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

    My husband picked these up for me a couple days after arriving at home from the hospital. I loved that they were easy to use and you could reuse them. The provided a nice cooling sensation and pain relief along with keeping breast feeling hydrated.

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    2.0

    Not great for larger breasts and nipples.

    By First Time Mom

    from Long Beach, CA

    About Me First Time Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to clean

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

      Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

      Product does not adhere well to larger breasts and nipples as it doesn't lay flat. This causes it to be applied with wrinkles so product doesn't lay flat under clothing either. The Lasinoh Soothies Gel Pads performing better for both physical use and esthetics.

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      4.0

      cool gelly goodness

      By Landon's mom

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Breast Feeding
        • Comfort
        • Infants
        • Travel
        • Working Moms

        Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

        These are good to use when you have sore nipples. They are nice & cool (at first) & provide relief. I use lanolin & then apply these & by the next feeding time my nipples are ready to go.

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        5.0

        I'm committed to the gel pads!!

        By SG's mom

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Parent of Two or More Children

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy to clean
        • Easy to use
        • Lightweight
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Breast Feeding
          • Comfort

          Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

          This product helped ease the sensitivity in my nipples from breastfeeding. It provides ease and comfort.

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          4.0

          Soothing

          By Kelly

          from Moorestown, NJ

          About Me First Time Parent

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Breast Feeding
            • Comfort

            Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

            Great for sore/chapped breasts. They are cool / soothing. I was given these at hospital and then bought more at Babies R Us, which seems to be the only store that carries them.

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            4.0

            Soothing but Expensive

            By New Mom

            from Denver, CO

            About Me First Time Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Soothing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Short Term Relief

              Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

              These pads are fantastic cooling relief for newly breast feeding nipples. Easy to rinse and reuse up to a point but I find they have lost their stick-ability after about 24 hours of use and need to be replaced. Good for the short term but would get expensive for long term use.

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              5.0

              Much needed relief

              By Daddy Dreadlocks

              from Elgin, Il

              About Me Parent of Multiples (Twins etc)

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Fast/Efficient
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Comfort

                Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                My wife loves these we have twin girls going through the cluster feeding phase. Every bit of relief helps for the hard working breast feeding mommy.

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                4.0

                Lifesaver

                By Kari

                from Augusta, GA

                About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Breast Feeding
                  • Comfort

                  Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                  These were a complete lifesaver those first few days of breastfeeding through the pain.

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                  3.0

                  Helps for 5 minutes

                  By Kelly

                  from Charleston, SC

                  About Me First Time Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Fast/Efficient
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor Suction

                  Best Uses

                  • Breast Feeding
                  • Comfort
                  • Newborns

                  Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                  These helped relieve my sore nipples but only for about the first 5 minutes of wearing them. They cool and help soothe your sore and red nipples from breastfeeding or pumping. I would use them again. They may only help for 5 minutes but they were the best five minutes I felt haha

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                  5.0

                  Soothing, cooling relief

                  By Loving first time mom

                  from Hayward, CA

                  About Me First Time Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Longevity

                  Best Uses

                  • Breast Feeding
                  • Comfort

                  Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                  I wish I had known about these when I first gave birth and started breast feeding. They feel as if your nipples were healing from the pain and soreness. As a first time mom you are warned about the pain of breast feeding. It's 10 times worse than I imagined. These pads are life savers.

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