Earthmother Silver Cups for Breastfeeding - Natural Healing for Cracked or Sore Nipples
Our summary: We’ve been selling silver cups at Earthmother since 2011 when a lovely Australian customer told us about them. We were the first Irish company to sell silver cups and they have been one of our most popular and rewarding products ever since. If you are having trouble with cracked or sore nipples from breastfeeding, this is the most natural product you could find to ease and prevent further soreness.
Silver Cups work to prevent sore nipples and protect and heal cracked nipples while breastfeeding. They are recommended by midwives and lactation consultants in antenatal classes, maternity hospitals and homes across Ireland. Earthmother silver cups are made with 925 grade silver and can help prevent, protect and heal cracked or sore nipples, usually within 24 hours.
How Earthmother Silver Cups Work:
Silver has been used in medicine for many years because of its antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal properties and its ability to heal. Silver cups have been around for centuries, handed down from generation to generation to help new mothers safely and comfortably breastfeed their babies.
Earthmother Silver 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.
Benefits for You and Your Baby:
- A totally natural product that prevents and protects sore, cracked nipples, redness or irritation.
- Extremely hygienic and free of nickel or any toxic chemical.
- Well-established efficacy and skin friendly.
- Easy and comfortable to use and also acts as a physical shield for friction.
- Helps prevent mastitis infections.
- Doesn't require the use of creams or ointments, so no chemicals are passed to your baby.
- No effect on the taste or odour of your breastmilk.
- Also suitable for use during teething for any irritation and wounds that may occur.
- Help you continue your breastfeeding journey quickly and comfortably.
- Long lasting, sustainable, an eco friendly product that can be passed onto the next generation.
How to Use Your Earthmother Silver Cups:
Wear the cups at all times except for when you’re feeding your baby. This can also help prevent any irritation or soreness occurring initially. They can be worn inside your bra next to your skin, and will also protect you from friction or chaffing from clothes etc if your nipples are tender and sensitive.
FOR ADVANCED WOUNDS AND CRACKS: In order to increase the effectiveness of the cups, it is recommended to remove them for a few hours during the day and ventilate the nipples.
Not recommended for those with silver allergies. If irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately. If symptoms worsen, you should contact your local lactation consultant or GP.
Choose the Best Size For You:
You can chose between the Regular or XL size depending on what works better for you (there isn't much of a difference though so don't worry too much) :
Regular: Width 4.5cm / Height 1.6cm - Best suited to bra size C cup or less or an areola dimension less than 4.5cm
XL: Width 5cm / Height 1.6cm - Best suited to bra size C cup or more or an areola dimension more than 4.5cm
How to Clean Your Earthmother Silver Cups:
Before first use, mix a small amount of water with bicarbonate of soda (find it in the baking aisle at your supermarket) to make a paste, and apply it inside the cups. You can clean like this between every use but you can also just use a clean, damp cloth to remove milk residue between each use and then do a clean once a day with the bicarbonate mix.
Silver can sometimes tarnish and become yellower over time but this will not affect its ability to heal.
5 Star Reviews:
Over the years hundreds of new mothers have let us know how much silverette healing cups have helped them, some saying that it saved their breastfeeding journey, and that they can’t believe how quickly they started to work (usually within 24 hours).
We prioritise all our silver cups orders for Immediate shipping as we know how urgent they can sometimes be, we have a click and collect option from Dublin 13 and we can organise collections from our home in Dublin 13 at weekends/evenings too.
Handmade in Europe by specialised silversmiths using only the most premium quality 925 grade silver.
Please note that due to the nature of use, Earthmother Silver Cups are non refundable after purchase.