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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:

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Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads
 
4.0

(based on 91 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (67)
  • Safe for baby (42)
  • Portable (38)
  • Durable (32)
  • Easy to clean (28)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Breastfeeding (71)
  • Infants (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (66), 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

Okay, but didn't quite do the job

By Misssteddyj

from DE

About Me First Time Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy To Use
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Breastfeeding

    Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

    This product was okay. As a FTM, breast feeding was a challenge. These pads helped cool don't my cracked nips, but other things like saline rinses and air exposure helped much more than keeping them covered up with the gel pads.

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    1.0

    Not worth the money

    By New mom

    from Georgia

    About Me First Time Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

          This product was only cold for a minute. I would rather save my money and use an ice pack. Also, I didn't like that you had to wipe off before feeding. Would not recommend or purchase again.

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          5.0

          Life saver!

          By Cheyenne

          from thornton co

          About Me First Time Parent

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Breastfeeding

            Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

            i had a really difficult start to breastfeeding. My son was on donor milk in the hospital because I couldn't produce what he needed and he had a short frenulum. I used these, and now it's day 12. My nipples are completely healed and I'm strictly breastfeeding! It's the best feeling and I'm thankful for them. They work best with a little lanolin put on first!

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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

            See all my reviews

            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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