What are Silverette Nursing Cups?
I first used Silverette Nursing Cups when my third baby was just a few weeks old. I was experiencing really, really bad pain and damage on one side. My nipple was sore and bleeding, and I was fed up.
I couldn't feed on the painful side, and I remember feeling so disheartened that this was happening again (I'd had the same challenges with my first and second babies too - always on my left side!) I felt like I'd never get the hang of breastfeeding, and I was worried that my supply would drop while I was pumping.
This time around, one of my friends suggested I try Silverette Nursing Cups. I hadn't heard of them, but I was keen to give them a go, as even the soothing breastpads were too painful to apply/take off, and I was too tired to manage applying and removing creams or ointments in-between feeds.
So while I worked with my wonderful midwife to improve baby's latch and positioning, I let the Silverettes work their magic.
I was so impressed with how quickly my nipples healed. The relief was immense. And wearing them on both sides (even though only one side had damage) helped protect the other side from experiencing any damange.
I now highly recommend Silverettes to all my mama friends! And you don't need to wait until you have pain or damage - use them as a preventative measure from the first feed, to help give yourself the best chance of a pain-free breastfeeding journey.
And remember, while some pain is normal, especially as a first-time mama, all pain should be discussed with your midwife, lactation consultant, or doctor. Often there can be other things at play - like latch and positioning, which need to be addressed.
What are Silverette Nursing Cups?
Silverette Nursing Cups are small cups crafted out of 925 sterling silver that fit over and help to protect nipples while breastfeeding. Silver is a natural antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial metal that also contains anti-inflammatory agents. It heals and prevents cuts, wounds, cracks, soreness, and infections.
Silverette cups have enjoyed a resounding and growing success with mothers, midwives, lactation consultants, and doctors. They are the only and original nursing cups made in Italy by fully licensed silversmiths.
These cups are essential for anyone who wants to prevent or who is experiencing issues with sore, cracked nursing nipples. Silverte Nursing Cups are easy and comfortable to use – and no additional creams or lotions are necessary.
How to use Silverette Nursing Cups?
To prevent or ease sore nursing nipples, leave a couple of drops of breast milk in each cup at the end or your breastfeeding session and place the cups directly over the nipple like a cupping glass. Keep the Silverettes on as much as possible between breastfeeding sessions. Remove cups before breastfeeding.
Do not use any other nipple treatments in conjunction with Silverettes. Doing so may compromise or reduce the efficacy of the product.
How to clean Silverette Nursing Cups
Wash them daily with warm water to remove any milk residues. To keep them shiny, make a paste using baking soda with a small amount of water. Rub the paste on the cups, rinse thoroughly and dry them.
Can Silverette Nursing Cups be used with absorbent breastpads?
Yes, they can. If you plan on using absorbent breast pads, place the breast pads over the Silverette cups. Your nursing bra will hold everything in place.
How long do Silverette Nursing Cups last?
You can save and use your Silverette cups for each child that you have and breastfeed. They'll last forever! The efficacy of Silverette Nursing Cups remains the same, no matter how long you use them!
How do Silverette Nursing Cups Ensure Comfort?
Silverette cups adhere perfectly to the breast creating maximum comfort and maintaining the anatomical shape of the areola. Years of research and development have resulted in Silverette cups being specially molded with a rounded peak that comfortably fits your nipple without compressing it. Silverette is the only brand in the world that has a patent on their shape.
Do Silverette Nursing Cups prevent sore nipples?
Absolutely! We recommend using Silverette Nursing Cups as a preventive measure of sore, cracked, nursing nipples. Silver is a natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal metal that kills bacteria and infections before they start.
What is 925 Silver?
925 silver is the purest form of silver that can be molded into shape. The healing properties of silver are well known. It has been used in wound care for centuries as a natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent.
Where can I buy Silverette Nursing Cups in NZ?
We are so pleased to stock Silverette Nursing Cups! Our customers tell us how much they love these cups and how helpful they have been. If you live in Auckland, New Zealand, you can arrange to collect these from our headquarters (just select local pick-up at checkout). We also ship anywhere in New Zealand, Australia and the rest of the world.