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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:

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Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads
 
4.0

(based on 161 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (121)
  • Portable (65)
  • Comfortable (50)
  • Easy to clean (48)
  • Safe for baby (42)

Cons

  • Not durable (11)
  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Leaky (4)
  • Messy (4)
  • Poor design (4)

Best Uses

  • Breastfeeding (71)
  • Breast feeding (58)
  • Comfort (45)
  • Infants (30)
  • Newborns (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (109), Parent of two or more children (38), Grandparent (3), Medical professional (3)

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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3.0

I would not purchase this item again.

By Mama Taylor

from Minnesota

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Relieves Pain

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

      The reason I would not purchase this product again is because it states you need to wipe off the breast with a warm wet cloth before allowing baby to breast feed. To me, this is inconvenient. When she's hungry, she's hungry. There is no time to go to the bathroom/kitchen and clean my breast every single time she needs to feed. However, the product does work well for relieving nipple pain. The hydro gel pads I received from the hosiptal did not require a cleaning prior to feeding. I much prefer it that way.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      2.0

      Helped but doesn't last

      By Baby momma

      from Dacono Colorado

      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy to use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Breast Feeding
      • Comfort

      Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

      Helped with everything specified on packaging. Left on over night come morning removed it but the gel disintegrated. Will definitely stick to lanolin products!

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      4.0

      Soothing and comfortable

      By Katie

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me First Time Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

        These are nice and soothing for sore nipples. They are comfortable to wear and stay in place as long as you have a bra of some sort on. Even a comfy sleeping bra works. As long as it's something that presses against your breasts. Not possible to wear these just under a t-shirt or something. Kind of a bummer until you realize how sticky and painful to remove they would have to be for that to work. The only thing that is not so awesome about these is the price. Pretty spendy for something that only lasts for a day or two.

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        5.0

        These are amazing!

        By Svs

        from Virginia

        About Me First Time Parent

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Breast Feeding
          • Comfort

          Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

          My nipples were painful, raw, and to the point of bleeding a little. Within 24 hours of using these; not only do they feel WONDERFUL, my nipples were healing. I only used for 24 hours, and within a couple of days my nipples were healed. Amazing. I exclusively pump, but they helped me be able to continue without pain.

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          5.0

          Lifesaver

          By Amy

          from Philadelphia, pa

          About Me Parent of Two or More Children

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy to use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Breast Feeding

            Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

            Used these during the first few weeks of breastfeeding with my daughter. Just bought them again in preparation for baby number 2. If you plan to breastfeed, I highly recommend having these on hand!

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            3.0

            Works good

            By Amanda

            from Georgia

            About Me First Time Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Breast Feeding
              • Comfort
              • Newborns

              Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

              Works good sticks on well soothes nipples

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              4.0

              Instant Relief

              By Cole, The First Time Mom

              from Cranbury, NJ

              About Me First Time Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Fast/Efficient

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Breast Feeding
                • Comfort
                • Newborns

                Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                So within a few days of breastfeeding my first child, I developed significant blisters on my nipple. While I worked on my latch with my lactation consultant. I was eager for relief. My lactation consultant recommended salt water washing of the nipple with air drying which I did after every feeding. Once dry, I would apply these pads and the instant cooling effect was heavenly. I wish they were good for more than 24 hours but I would not hesitate in recommending them.

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                3.0

                Good product

                By Ashley

                from Texas

                About Me Parent of Two or More Children

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy to use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Breast Feeding
                  • Comfort

                  Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                  Good product.

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                  4.0

                  This product is really helpful

                  By Jing

                  from Salt Lake City

                  About Me First Time Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Breast Feeding

                    Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                    After breastfeeding,I put this product on my nipple ,it is comfortable

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                    4.0

                    Really help with sore nipples

                    By Baby E's mom

                    from Chicago,il

                    About Me First Time Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Leaks at times

                    Best Uses

                    • Breast Feeding
                    • Comfort
                    • Infants
                    • Newborns

                    Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                    My baby is 3 weeks old and I use these on days when my nipples are extremely sore. They are too expensive to use everyday, but I wish I could. They are like little ice packs for your nipples. Mine don't usually last all day though because if your breast leak onto them like mine do every time they get warped and don't stick anymore.

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