Silverette are mini nursing cups that are worn over the nipples, helping to prevent, protect and alleviate painful, damaged nipples from breastfeeding. One of those amazing new baby products that has truly earned its reputation for helping mums.
Made of 925 sterling silver, Silverette nursing cups utilize the natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of silver, providing a healing environment for breastfeeding nipples. They are non-toxic, eco-friendly and so easy to use!
To Use: Wear over your nipples, if you leak breastmilk this does aid in healing though we recommend that you air dry nipples daily to prevent moisture irritation. You can also wear a breast pad over top of the Silverette, with your bra holding everything in place. Wear day and night, just remove for feeding baby.
If you are using them as a preventative measure, wear the cups consistently for the first 2 to 3 weeks, then as needed.
It's recommended to take a break from wearing Silverette breastfeeding cups each day (or as needed) to let your nipples air dry, especially if you leak a lot, to prevent excessive moisture exposure. A moist environment is conducive to healing and helps prevents cracks/tears/cuts, however, excess moisture can irritate the nipples and surrounding skin, potentially causing thrush or dermatitis (uncommon but it can happen).
What Size to Buy:
Size Regular - if you wear bra size A, B, or C cup. Areola diameter less than 4.5cm
Size XL - if you wear bra size above C cup, areola diameter more than 4.5cm
Pricing variation for Regular and XL
Made: Handcrafted in Italy by licensed silversmiths for many years, they have a patented anatomical shape that has been tested to fit any size nipple without compressing it. The rounded shape of Silverette nursing cups allows air to circulate, while the edges have been folded by hand to avoid any discomfort.
Endorsed: Silverette breastfeeding cups are endorsed by midwives, lactation consultants and obstetricians around the world. And, just as importantly, have been tried, tested and loved by breastfeeding mothers all over the world. You'll soon see for yourself how amazing they are!
Long Lasting: Silverette cups will last forever! Whether you breastfeed one child or 10, these breastfeeding cups will see you through your entire breastfeeding journey. They should be the only nipple care product you will need, saving you money on Doctors visits, prescriptions and creams/balms.
*IMPORTANT: While some irritation and discomfort from breastfeeding can be expected, especially as a first time mother, significant nipple damage should be investigated further. We recommend seeking the professional help of a Lactation Consultant to ensure the latch and positioning are correct and to ensure that there is no undiagnosed lip and/or tongue tie. If you seek professional advice, Silverette nursing cups will help to heal any existing damage while the underlying cause is being determined.
If you're buying these, then we understand that you might be having a painful time breastfeeding and we want to send you all the good vibes to get through this tricky stage.