Utilising the natural healing properties of silver to protect and heal breastfeeding nipples.
SILVERETTE® are mini cups that are worn over the nipples, helping to prevent, protect and alleviate sore, 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.
Handcrafted in Italy by licensed silversmiths, 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.
Designed and made in Italy since 2002 they 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.
*Please note: 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 decide to seek professional advice, SILVERETTE® cups will help to heal any existing damage while the underlying cause is being determined.
Silverette ORIGINAL are now available in EXTRA LARGE
Please note, the sizing only affects the comfort factor for some, NOT the effectiveness.
How to determine your size:
*ORIGINAL: Suitable for those with a bra size of a C cup or less and areola size of LESS THAN 4.6 cm.
*XL: Suitable for those with a bra size of a C cup or more and areola size of EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN 4.6 cm.
What size to order if your measurements fall outside the above two categories:
The most important measurement to go by is your areola size, as this is where the cups sit. So if your bra size is MORE than a C cup but your areolas are LESS THAN 4.6 cm, choose the original size. If your bra size is LESS than a C cup but your areolas are EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN 4.6 cm, choose the XL size.
Please also consider that pregnancy and milk production will change the size of your breasts and areolas. If your measurements are on the cusp during pregnancy it would be best to size up, as more than likely your breasts and therefore areolas will enlarge when your milk comes in.
If in doubt, size up. It is better to have them slightly bigger than slightly smaller.
If your areola measurements indicate that you require the XL size but you have purchased the original, this does not mean that the original size is no longer suitable, so do not worry. Regardless of the size, they will work as intended. THE ORIGINAL SIZE REMAINS A ONE-SIZE-FITS-MOST. If you are using the original size and they are working for you, you do not need to change to the XL ones.
Reviews from Website:
"I got Silverette as a last resort. My boy is a prem and his never had a good latch. I can only feed him with shield. But as his latch is shallow and my nipples are quite flat.
We've had some issues. Cracks, infections and pain.
I was about to give up breastfeeding and my friend told me to try Silverettes..
It sounds crazy but 3 hrs later the pain in my beast felt so much better!
After 24hs I had no pain! And my nipples looked and felt great.
I can not believe that they worked and worked so well.. I feel so much happier not been in pain. They are wonderful. So happy I tried them, now I can carry on breastfeeding"
Sarah, NZ (July '18)
"They were amazing!
Got me through the first few weeks of him learning to latch and my nipples getting used to it, I find I don’t need them anymore.
They were so essential in the beginning, even just protecting your nipple from your own clothes so important! Highly recommend these!"
Jess, NZ (June, '18)
"I had severe cracked nipples with my son when he was born to the point i was going to stop breastfeeding, i brough silverette cups when he was 3 weeks old after trying everything else i was recommended. Within 3 days of wearing them my nipples were completly healed and now i am ebf with no cracks or pain! I would highly recommend using these"
Mikki, NZ (April '18)
Please note: there are no returns permitted on this personal use product.