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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 274 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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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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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.
Waste of money
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.
By Twin mom
from Norwalk CT
About Me Comfort-oriented, Experienced mother, Practical
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.
Don't use for cracked nipples
About Me Experienced mother
This works well if you have sore nipples, but if they are cracked it's too sticky and hurts to peel off
Love it! Must have!
Amazing product. Every mom who is trying to breastfeed should have these on standby because they will need them!
When breastfeeding seemed impossible to continue...
I was so close to quitting my breastfeeding journey, but these gave me the relief and comfort that my tender areas needed. Could not have continued breastfeeding without them.
These were recommended by my lactation consultant, and since she was spot on with everything else, I thought this would be a lifesaver. They were not. I didn't care for the feel, they stuck on my skin, and (and I'm not saying it's necessarily just this product) my daughter would refuse to latch on after I took them, like maybe there was something she could taste or a weird texture or something. I only used them three times. Stick with lanolin and breast milk to save your nipples.
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