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The Benefits of Breast Angels Silverette Healing Cups

10 April 2016  |  Admin

The Benefits of Breast Angels Silverette Healing Cups for Healing Cracked Sore Nipple and Preventing Mastitis

We initially heard about these fabulous healing  silver cups for breastfeeding from an Australian customer who was telling us how amazing they were. So without further ado we became the first Irish retailer to supply them to breastfeeding mama's everywhere. 

Since we started stocking them, we have heard nothing but the highest praise for them, from first time mamas to midwives. Some of the feedback includes: 'going from bleeding cracked nipples to healed completely in 24 hours', 'being pain free after nipples had become a bit grazed - no matter what clothes/pads I wore- it was causing irritation but the silver cups solved it'. Another customer told us how they 'offered protection for her sensitive nipples from people (esp her two toddlers) brushing off them or bashing into her. 

So why are they so good?

They are simple to use and truly effective.  No chemicals or creams are passed to baby through breastfeeding. They are skin friendly, non toxic and extremely hygienic. And they can be preventative as well as protective and healing so if you wear them before any irritation, soreness or cracks occur, you may never have any problems at all. 

How do they work?

Silver’s association with anti-bacterial properties has long been established. The ancient Phoenicians knew enough to keep water, wine and vinegar in silver vessels to ensure freshness. It is only recently, however, that scientists have discovered why silver works. Quite simply, silver interrupts the bacteria cell’s ability to form the chemical bonds essential to its survival. These bonds produce the cell’s physical structure so when bacteria meets silver it literally falls apart. 1

The use of silver in wound management can be traced back to the 18th century, during which silver nitrate (AgNO3) was used in the treatment of ulcers. The antimicrobial activity of the silver ions was first identified in the 19th century, and colloidal silver was accepted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as being effective for wound management in the 1920s. However, after the introduction of penicillin in the 1940s, antibiotics became the standard treatment for bacterial infections and the use of silver diminished.2

How to use Breast Angels Silverette Healing Cups:

  • Simply express a few drops of breast milk into each cup before applying directly onto the nipple.
  • Apply the Breast Angel Silverette Healing Cup directly onto the nipple - like a cupping glass.
  • Place a Breast Pad over the Breast Angel Silverette Healing Cup.
  • Your nursing bra will then hold everything in place.
  • Remove Breast Angel Silverette Healing Cup and rinse nipple before each nursing session.
  • Wear the Breast Angel Silverette Healing Cup at all times unless nursing/breastfeeding your infant.
  • No other nipple treatment should be used in conjunction with Breast Angels Silverette Healing Cups as this may reduce their effectiveness.
  • How to Clean: Breast Angels – Silverette Cups should be cleaned twice a day using Bicarbonate of Soda and a small amount of cold water. Make a paste using a tablespoon of Bicarbonate Soda mixed with a small amount of cold water Simply rub the Bicarbonate of Soda mix on the Breast Angels Silverette Cups and rinse. Bicarbonate of Soda is widely available and you should be able to find it in the baking section of your nearest supermarket.

Where do they come from?

They are handcrafted by specialised Italian silversmiths using only the most premium quality silver.  A mama in the UK imports them directly from Italy and distributes them to Ireland and the UK.

You can buy them now at and they will be delivered locally next working day or internationally within a short time

We hope you love them as much as we do.