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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 280 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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Great Product, small, discreet, conforming and comfortable
from Colorado Springs
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Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:
Used to relieve sore nipples
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Ok, but not as effective after use 5
from Los Angeles
There are only 4 in a pack. It says you can use over and over but after you use a pair about 4-5 times they stop sticking and cooling as well. However, they are Really great the first couple times you use them. If they gave more in a pack or lasted longer I'd rate with more stars.
from Fort Worth, tx
I love these. These make it possible to put your top back on without pain. I didn't give it 5 stars because they are only good for 24 hours and then there's only 2 pairs in a package. Wish they lasted longer and more came in the package!!
Nipple healing pads
I used these a lot during my first month of breast-feeding. They are perfect for when the nipple cream was not doing it for me. The only negative thing I can say is the price is kind of high for how long but they last so I use them for when my nipples are super raw otherwise they are amazing .
These gel pads are a life saver the first week of nursing.
from North Merrick, NY
These gel pads came in very handy when I first started nursing my daughter. My nipples were so sore and raw. These helped soothe them in between feedings. I wish the stickiness lasted longer so I could use them longer.
The shape did not allow for smooth application (lumps under shirt). So sticky hurt to remove. Outer material stuck to shirt/bra causing it to roll up and stick to bra/shirt.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Did not work for me
Though it came recommended by my doctor, I did not find much use from it. My nipples are large and the pad cannot encapsulate all sides of the nipple at one go. The nipple shield helped me a lot.
from Louisville, KY
These things brought me so much discomfort. I was looking for relieve, as I was exclusively pumping (hospital grade pump) for my micro-preemie at the time of purchase. I put these on on initially felt tingling, then itching, then burning. Into the garbage they went after only 30 minutes. No thank!
Relieved my sore nipples!:)
from Walnut Creek
I thought I had thrush:( sore, red and shooting pain in my nipples. My lactation consultant told me about these and I was so happy to get some relief as I love breastfeeding my LO.
I didn't like the shape of the pads but they worked well and felt great. Due to the shape, they didn't fit as snug as I would have liked Theyd my discomfort I was having.
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