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 since 2002, 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.
*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 seek professional advice, Silverette 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 an areola size LESS THAN 4.6 cm.
XL: Suitable for those with a bra size of a C cup or more and an areola size EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN 4.6 cm.
If your measurements do not fit into the above two categories then order XL, as this will ensure maximum comfort. For example, if your bra size is smaller than a C cup but your areolas are 4.6 cm or greater, order XL. If your bra size is larger than a C cup but your areolas are smaller than 4.6 cm, order XL.
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.