Silverette Nipple Cups are quickly becoming one of our bestsellers - frequently making it in the Top 10 Bestseller List. Often new mums come in to buy these at the recommendation of their midwife or friend and perhaps you've wondered what they're all about. Let me tell you more about the wonders of the Silverette Nipple Cups...
Copper and Silver have been used for centuries to sanitize water. Copper is a well known algicide and silver is a powerful bactericide. In the 1960’s NASA developed a lightweight water purifier for astronauts to use on the Apollo Mission. This small, 9-ounce purifier released silver ions into the spacecrafts water supply to effectively kill off bacteria.
While we endearingly use the word magical to explain the wonders of Silverette, the benefits of silver are based on scientific fact and research. For centuries, silver has been used in the medical field for wound care. Modern day medicine uses silver to prevent and treat infections in patients with second and third-degree burns.
As their name suggests Silverette nursing cups are made of 925 sterling silver, the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatrory properties of silver provide a healing environment, soothing nipples and preventing soreness, cracks, infections and wounds. Not only do Silverette's soothe the skin, but they also act as a barrier against the nursing pad and nursing bra which can cause further irritation.
Handcrafted in Italy by licensed silversmiths for many years, the patented anatomical shape has been tested to fit any size nipple without compressing it.The rounded shape allows air to circulate which the edges have been folded by hand to avoid any discomfort.
If you've ever wondered how to use these it's incredibly simple, just pop them on your nipples after a feed and let them go to work and remove them before the next feed. No creams or balms required. Simple and scientific.
To clean simply rinse under cold water to remove any milk residue. If you'd like to get them looking like new again place a little baking soda and water in the cups and scrub thoroughly. Pat try to avoid water marks. Do not place Silverette's in the dishwasher, sterilise them or use detergent or other cleaning products as this my run the silver.