SILVERETTE® are mini cups that are worn over the nipples, helping to prevent, protect and alleviate painful, damaged nipples from breastfeeding.
Made of 925 sterling silver, SILVERETTE® cups take advantage of 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!
Simply place the cups over your nipples, using your bra and/or nursing pads to hold them into place. Wear them night and day, in between nursing sessions, until the pain/damage has resolved. If you are using them as a preventative measure, wear the cups consistently for the first 2 - 3 weeks, then as needed thereafter.
We recommend taking a break from wearing Silverette each day (or as needed) and letting your nipples air dry (in the sun is great!), 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 exposure can irritate the nipples and surrounding skin, potentially causing thrush or dermatitis (uncommon but it can happen).
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 allows air to circulate, while the edges have been folded by hand to avoid any discomfort.
Silverette 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.
Best of all, with a little care, Silverette cups will last forever! Whether you breastfeed one child or 10, these 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 will help to heal any existing damage while the underlying cause is being determined.
*NB: Silverette cups are registered as a medical device under the WAND (Web Assisted Notification of Devices) database here in New Zealand. For medical devices to be legally supplied in New Zealand they must be notified to the WAND database.