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Medela Tender CareTM Hydrogel Pads

4.2 out of 5 stars 240 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Instant relief for sore nipples, cools on contact
  • Contoured shape
  • Reusable for up to 24 hours
  • Includes 4 individually wrapped pads
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  • Medela Tender CareTM Hydrogel Pads
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  • Medela Tender Care Lanolin Tube, 2 Ounce
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  • Lansinoh Soothies Gel Pads for Breastfeeding Mothers, 2 Count
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Product Description

Breastfeeding is a bonding experience for mom and baby. During the first week or so, mothers may experience nipple tenderness. This could be related to normal postpartum skin changes or breastfeeding complications. If tenderness occurs, tender care hydrogel pads offer cooling relief and protection to tender nipples. Cools on contact. Instant relief for sore nipples. Contoured shape for a comfortable fit. Reusable for up to 24 hours. Includes 4 individually wrapped pads.

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Technical Details
Item Weight1.6 ounces
Product Dimensions4.7 x 0.5 x 4.5 inches
UPC885155787095 885518638071 885440101568 885712921917 885162935489 020451871233 885575412881 885163169470 885317722544 799959728614 885566652784 885842990302 533600058947 726983312892
Item model number87123NA
Safety warningUse only as directed. Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Reusable for 24 hours.
Target genderUnisex
Minimum weight recommendation16 Ounces
Maximum weight recommendation96 Pounds
Number of items1
Batteries requiredNo
  
Additional Information
ASINB0011ECPA2
Best Sellers Rank #615 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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By D. Mancino on November 16, 2008
Why is breastfeeding such a mystery? You'd think we'd have figured this stuff out by now. I have a marathon nurser with my second baby. She is a round-the-clock boob-a-holic and my nipples became raw like hamburger. I got loads of bad advice. Everything from limiting nursing (bad advice for my milk supply and baby's weight) to diagnosis with thrush (it wasn't thrush). I had fissures in my nipples. I know. It sounds bad because it is bad. These are deep cracks and a kind of scabbing over them. When the scabs got dried out between feedings, the next time the baby would latch on, she would painfully rip them off. It was eye-watering. I found these gel-pads at Target and when I applied Lansinoh and then these pads over it and kept them in place between feedings, the cracks and fissures began to heal. Thank goodness because I was really starting to question whether I could breastfeed while in that much pain. So if you have scabs and major pain, try these with the Lansinoh for a day or two. I am sure things will improve. Hang in there, mom.
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I used the lansinoh soothies for my first daughter when I was in terrible pain and saw relief almost immediately. This time around with my second I just auto ordered those and started using them and again felt relief during those first few days of breastfeeding.

But I saw these on Amazon as well as thought I'd give them a try and this was my experience:
1 - Awkward shape: These are square and our breasts are round. Right away, there's a construction problem. They don't quite stick on as well as the lansinoh ones.

2 - Saw no improvement: I'm not sure why but I used these first and saw no relief until I used the lansinoh soothies.

3 - Not cold on contact: One of the best things around the lansinoh soothies was they once you take them off and before reusing they get cold so when you put them back on there's a really nice cold feeling that's relieving.

4 - No case/cover: The lansinoh soothies have a case/disc where you can place the soothies while breastfeeding before reusing which these don't have so you really have to start thinking about where to put them while you're nursing.
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By cpeaches on October 26, 2013
I bought this product in hopes that it would help heal my badly damaged nipples. I just started using the product so I'm not sure if they will really work for that. I can say that I put them in the freezer, and it did help with the pain when putting my bra back on after nursing (even if only temporarily - but it's that first few minutes when I put the bra back on that hurt the worst anyway).

The biggest thing I wanted to share though is that you can save a lot of money by cutting each pad into four squares... you only need it to cover the sore part of your nipple, so there's no reason to use the large pad for covering part of your breast too. So for every gel pad, you can really get 4 pads out of it!
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Medela Tender Care(TM) Hydrogel Pads
Lasts 1 day (24 hours)
product consistent during recommended time
Stays in place well
Provided immediate comfort to my poor nipples
awkward shape

Lansinoh Soothies Gel Pads, 2 Count
Lasts 3 days (72 hours)
Stays in place best
Product consistent during the recommended time.
Provided immediate soothing comfort to my poor nipples
My favorite product of the three because it lasts longer than the Medela and is the most comfortable to wear.

Ameda ComfortGel Hydrogel Pads
Lasts 6 days
the gel pads start to shrink and are not as effective as the days went on.
stays in place decent
This may sound dumb but I couldnt figure out which side was the side to put on my breast. It didn't really change the effectiveness of the product but i could not figure it out based on the instructions on the box.
Provided a comfort but did not find them to be as soothing as the other two products
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These gel pads work pretty well. My nipples were really raw and sore and these really helped with the pain when I nursed my baby. But you can only wear each pair for 24 hours. So the package only lasts you two days. Soothies, on the other hand, are reusable for up to 3 weeks and are comparable in cost. I'd recommend those instead.
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These pads are the only thing that helped heal my severely cracked and bleeding nipples in the early weeks of breastfeeding. Great product and better than the Ameda. I cut them in half to save money.
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Trust me when I say these are life-savers! Breastfeeding was so painful in the beginning. I used this after every feeding to sooth my sore nipples. I don't know how I could have survived that first week without these! I would advise throwing these in with your hospital bag. It would have been so nice to have had these in the hospital.
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As a bf mother of 3, I have gone through lots of pain but these babies are a lifesaver. I used them during the first couple of months after my children were born, but I must say these actually do alleviate the pain and discomfort. With good care, these can actually last a very long time. Just make sure you follow the instructions and you will feel so much better.
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