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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 276 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (142)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (122)
  • Portable (65)
  • Comfortable (56)
  • Easy to clean (51)
  • Safe for baby (42)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (12)
  • Not durable (11)
  • Leaky (4)
  • Messy (4)
  • Poor design (4)

Best Uses

  • Breastfeeding (72)
  • Breast feeding (58)
  • Comfort (45)
  • Infants (30)
  • Newborns (20)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (80), Yes (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (109), Parent of two or more children (38), Budget shopper (5), Comfort-oriented (5), New mother (5)

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.

VS

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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5.0

These gel pads are a life saver the first week of nursing.

By Jami

from North Merrick, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

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.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
2.0

Not great

By Lis

from Houston

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

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.

 
2.0

Did not work for me

By Sasha

from Boston,MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

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.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

Underwhelmed

By Kwalke7

from Kentucky

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

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!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

Relieved my sore nipples!:)

By Kris

from Walnut Creek

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Very comfortable and soothing

Cons

  • It doesn't state how many times you can reuse it

Best Uses

    Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Good product

    By Valued

    from undisclosed

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

    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.

     
    2.0

    Waste of money

    By Monique

    from Manchester

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Inconvenient

      Best Uses

        Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

        Waste of money. When you have a hungry baby who eats every 1-1.5 hours, these are more of a pain than a help. It is such a process to use these and the comfort they provide is minimal. Most of the inconvenience is when you take them off, you must wash your nipples which makes using them at night even more of a hassle.

         
        3.0

        Super helpful

        By Twin mom

        from Norwalk CT

        About Me Comfort-oriented, Experienced mother, Practical

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Convenient
        • Durable
        • Easy to clean
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Cushioning

        Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

        i was diagnosed with nipple trauma these really helped my nipple feel better and reduce friction from clothing. One con they are only good for 24 hours.

         
        2.0

        Don't use for cracked nipples

        By Twinsplus1

        from Norfolk,va

        About Me Experienced mother

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Cushioning

        Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

        This works well if you have sore nipples, but if they are cracked it's too sticky and hurts to peel off

         
        5.0

        Love it! Must have!

        By caroline

        from undisclosed

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        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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