Medela Hydrogel Pads x 4 pcs

$12.00 $14.00


  • Support skin recovery and help keep it in good condition
  • support the recovery
  • Form a protective cushion for sensitive or sore nipples
  • Specially formulated to refresh upon contact with the skin
  • Sterile and individually wrapped
  • Non-toxic and preservative-free

When to use hydrogel pads

Although new mothers are often told that breastfeeding shouldn't hurt, in reality it can take some time for your nipples to get used to the frequency and length of your newborn's breastfeeding sessions. This, combined with all the hormonal changes happening in your body in the days right after birth, means you can end up with tender or sore nipples. Hydrogel pads can help by offering immediate, soothing and cooling relief from nipple pain. They can also stop your nipples from rubbing against your clothes and support the healing process if your skin is damaged.

Caring for cracked nipples

Remember that very sore or cracked nipples can be a sign that there is a problem with the way your baby latches on to your breast during a breastfeeding session, so it is a good idea to be evaluated by a lactation consultant mother or breastfeeding specialist. If you notice that your nipples bleed when breastfeeding, if you feel a burning sensation, or if your nipples are taking a long time to heal, it is important to seek advice from a lactation consultant or healthcare professional, as you may have a breast infection or other condition that needs treatment.

How do hydrogel pads work?

Medela hydrogel pads are specially designed with a protective pad that has a cooling effect on contact with the skin and supports recovery. They are large enough to cover your nipple and areola (the darker skin around the nipple), both of which can be affected by pain.

To use the hydrogel pads, follow these simple steps:

  • First, wash your hands, then open the bag and remove the hydrogel pad from the plastic liner.
  • Carefully place the gel side of the pad directly over the nipple.
  • When you need to breastfeed your baby, simply remove the hydrogel pad and place it on a clean surface.
  • Afterwards, gently wash the breast with warm water and pat dry before breastfeeding.
  • When finished, put the gel pad back on with clean hands.

Are hydrogel pads reusable?

Yes, you can reuse a hydrogel pad within a 24 hour period. You just need to store it in a cool, clean and dry place between uses. You don't need to wash it with soaps or detergents. You can store the hydrogel pads in the fridge for an extra cooling effect, but remember to keep them out of reach of other children in your household. And in the unlikely event that the clear hydrogel pad turns cloudy or milky, discard it and use a new one.

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