The Benefits of Earthmother Silver Cups for Breastfeeding

The Benefits of Earthmother Silver Cups for Breastfeeding

The Benefits of Earthmother Silver Nursing Cups for Breastfeeding Cracked or Sore Nipples 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. We now manufacture our own silver nursing cups, passing on the savings for a product that is one of the best things a mother can use on her breastfeedign journey. Made in Europe with high quality 925 silver, Earthmother silver nursing cups will help prevent and heal sore nipples when breastfeeding.

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. 

Earthmother Silver Nursing Cups

Earthmother Silver Nursing Cups are easy to use, hygienic and highly effective. A totally natural product that work on their own, with no need for creams or lotions anywhere near your baby. Earthmother silver cups like silverette nursing cups are made with 925 grade silver and can help prevent, protect and heal cracked or sore nipples, usually within 24 hours.

Our silver nursing cups come with an eco friendly recyclable kraft box, two silver cups and a useful information booklet.

Silver Breastfeeding Cups

Are breastfeeding Silver Cups Effective?

Studies show that using silver breastfeeding cups can help treat and prevent problems arising from breastfeeding due to nipple fissures (cracks in the nipples). The study focused on the treatment of nipple fissure in lactating women and its local tolerability, compared with the standard of care for nipple fissure treatment during breastfeeding.

Results show that using breastfeeding silver cups were more effective than standard care of nipple fissure treatment in term of resolution of painful symptoms. It promoted the healing process of lesions, and it was well tolerated and accepted by participants. Marrazzu, A. (2015, May 19).

So why are breastfeeding silver cups 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 silver cups work when breastfeeding?

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 meet 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.

How to use Earthmother Silver Nursing 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 in Europe using only the most premium quality 925 silver. 

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


Nipples Best Friend

I had heard of the benefits of Silver healing cups when I was pregnant with my twins from other moms of twins so decided I had to give them a go, and I'm so grateful I did. I used them since the day my twins were born, they're now 5 weeks, and I haven't had a moment of pain which is a far cry from when I had my daughter 7 years ago and sadly didn't know of Silver healing cups then. Highly recommend them to any breastfeeding/pregnant and hoping to breastfeed mom's, you won't regret it.

Helped a lot

I bought these on the recommendation from my midwife. I was suffering a lot of pain while breastfeeding as my baby had tongue tie and it wasn't spotted for over a week. By the time it was diagnosed I was in agony!! I was really impressed with the quick delivery as I did need them urgently!

They were very comfortable to wear and definitely helped heal my nipples but they were visible through my clothing and I accidentally wore them without breast pads which made a big mess! I would recommend them to a friend although I would advise that you wear breast pads as well.

Super product and fantastic customer service

Bought these as a tried and trusted lifeline for a breastfeeding Mum - so simple to use and protective properties invaluable. Also really impressed by the wonderful customer service experience, particularly Siobhan’s dedication in ensuring a minor payment processing issue was resolved quickly and easily!

We hope you love them as much as we do. 

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