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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 102 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (75)
  • Portable (43)
  • Safe for baby (42)
  • Durable (32)
  • Easy to clean (31)

Cons

  • Not durable (11)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Messy (4)
  • Hard to clean (3)

Best Uses

  • Breastfeeding (71)
  • Infants (22)
  • Breast feeding (7)
  • Comfort (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (70), Parent of two or more children (23)

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.

Reviewed by 102 customers

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4.0

Soothing but Expensive

By New Mom

from Denver, CO

About Me First Time Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Soothing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Short Term Relief

    Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

    These pads are fantastic cooling relief for newly breast feeding nipples. Easy to rinse and reuse up to a point but I find they have lost their stick-ability after about 24 hours of use and need to be replaced. Good for the short term but would get expensive for long term use.

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    5.0

    Much needed relief

    By Daddy Dreadlocks

    from Elgin, Il

    About Me Parent of Multiples (Twins etc)

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fast/Efficient
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort

      Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

      My wife loves these we have twin girls going through the cluster feeding phase. Every bit of relief helps for the hard working breast feeding mommy.

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      4.0

      Lifesaver

      By Kari

      from Augusta, GA

      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Breast Feeding
        • Comfort

        Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

        These were a complete lifesaver those first few days of breastfeeding through the pain.

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        3.0

        Helps for 5 minutes

        By Kelly

        from Charleston, SC

        About Me First Time Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Fast/Efficient
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Suction

        Best Uses

        • Breast Feeding
        • Comfort
        • Newborns

        Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

        These helped relieve my sore nipples but only for about the first 5 minutes of wearing them. They cool and help soothe your sore and red nipples from breastfeeding or pumping. I would use them again. They may only help for 5 minutes but they were the best five minutes I felt haha

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        5.0

        Soothing, cooling relief

        By Loving first time mom

        from Hayward, CA

        About Me First Time Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Longevity

        Best Uses

        • Breast Feeding
        • Comfort

        Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

        I wish I had known about these when I first gave birth and started breast feeding. They feel as if your nipples were healing from the pain and soreness. As a first time mom you are warned about the pain of breast feeding. It's 10 times worse than I imagined. These pads are life savers.

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        5.0

        Amazing!!!

        By Feeling Sore

        from Roseville, CA

        About Me Parent of Two or More Children

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy to use
        • Fast/Efficient

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

            A must have! I did not know about these little gems when I had my first child. I had bumped into a women in the aisle purchasing them for her friends baby shower. Needless to say a conversation with her and I was buying them. Best decision EVER!!! Thank you random mother of three for the recommendation. Sore nipples NO more.

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            5.0

            Must have for nursing

            By mom of 3

            from texas

            About Me Parent of Two or More Children

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Breast Feeding
              • Comfort

              Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

              Perfect for those "tender" first weeks!!

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              5.0

              awesome pain relief

              By 2nd time mom

              from Salem, Oregon

              About Me Parent of Two or More Children

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Breast Feeding
                • Comfort

                Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                I used this product after my first baby and now again. It really helps decrease nipple damage from rubbing wrong on clothes. The cooling feeling really helps sooth sore nipples, it really helped me survive that rough time, highly recommend it.

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                4.0

                Good for first time breast feeders

                By New mom

                from Georgia

                About Me First Time Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy to use
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Breast Feeding
                  • Newborns

                  Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                  Helped soothed nipples. Only used one set, so no need to buy multiples. Helps if placed in fridge when not in use.

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                  1.0

                  Very expensive

                  By Wendy H

                  from Reno, NV

                  About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Portable

                  Cons

                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Breast Feeding

                  Comments about Medela Tender Care HydroGel Pads:

                  They only last 24 hours and don't stay on very well. A little complicated, especially when you have a thousand other things on your mind. Including your pain! Not worth the $$.

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