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Silverette Nursing Cups

Silverette Nursing Cups

Regular price $89.90 NZD
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The original Silverette Nursing Cups have been handcrafted in Italy by licensed silversmiths for many years. Worn in between feeds, Silverette Cups utilise the natural healing properties of silver to prevent and soothe nipple pain, cracks, cuts and inflammation. 

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. 

No creams necessary, no nasty chemicals, safe for mum and baby, easy to use and REUSABLE - one pair will last a lifetime. 

Please select carefully - all Silverette cups are final sale and we cannot exchange these if the wrong size is purchased (rest assured they will still work even if the sizing isn't quite right).


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!


Silverette are available in two sizes - ORIGINAL and 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 4.5 cm.
XL: Suitable for those with a bra size of a C cup or more and an areola size EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN 4.5 cm.
If your measurements do not fit into the above two categories then order EXTRA LARGE, as this will ensure maximum comfort. For example, if your bra size is smaller than a C cup but your areolas are 4.5 cm or greater, order XL. If your bra size is larger than a C cup but your areolas are smaller than 4.5 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.

If you are ordering them as a gift and are not sure what size to order, go for the XL. XL is the best option as it is a one-size-fits-most.

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. If you are using the original size and they are working for you, you do not need to change to the XL ones

Care information

It's worth taking the time to read these instructions as they will ensure you get the best out of your cups.

CLEANING: Scrub with a baking soda paste before first use and to get your cups looking new again. Otherwise a simple rinse under water daily is all that is needed to keep the cups clean and remove milk residues. Sterling silver has it's own antimicrobial ("anti-bug") properties - it is self cleaning. Please do not boil, dishwash, sterilise or use other cleaning methods on the cups as this may damage them.

WEARING: Wear the cups as much as possible initially (yes, you sleep in them!). If they are uncomfortable to wear for long periods, reduce the amount of time you wear them. Ensure your bras/tops aren't too tight.

Don't worry if your cups fill with milk. In fact this is great as milk has it's own healing properties and helps to keep your nipples healthy. A moist environment also assists healing. Some mothers can be susceptible to dermatitis or thrush from excess moisture exposure. To avoid this, take a break from wearing the cups and air dry your nipples for a few hours each day, particularly if you are a heavy leaker. Please monitor your nipples and the surrounding skin and if you have any concerns, talk to your midwife or a lactation consultant.

Breastpads can be worn with the cups if you leak a lot.

A few drops of breastmilk can be expressed into the cups before you put them on (breastmilk adds to the healing powers of the cups) but it is not necessary, so don't stress if you can't express any milk into them.

You only need to wipe your nipples before feeds if your baby doesn't like the taste of old milk (you'll notice that they will be fussy at the breast).

HOW LONG TO USE THEM FOR: When using as a preventative measure; wear consistently from birth for the first 2 - 3 weeks (pack them in your hospital bag!). After this time, if feeding is going well and you have no pain, just use as needed.

Healing existing damage; Wear the cups consistently until the pain/damage has resolved, then as needed (NB: pain beyond the first few weeks should be investigated by a lactation consultant).

OTHER NIPPLE PRODUCTS: Using creams/balms with the cups may reduce their efficacy. If you have been prescribed a cream, use it during the day & wear the cups at night (or vice versa). Try to not let any balms/creams come into contact with the cups.

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