Why Silverette®?

We get it, there are so many breastfeeding products on the market and especially as a first time mum, it can be so overwhelming figuring out the need-to-haves from the nice-to-haves.

To make it easier, we've listed the top reasons why Silverette® are superior to other nipple care products on the market. Read why thousands of mums, midwives and lactation consultants around the world choose Silverette®.

  • Original

    Silverette® are the original and best selling silver nursing cups in Europe, the UK and around the world. Handcrafted in an Italian medical facility since 2002, they have been helping mums all around the world for decades. When you buy Silverette®, you are buying a trusted and well-loved brand, backed by years of research and development.

  • Reusable

    Silverette® are a one-time purchase. Just like a piece of jewellery, with a little care, they will last a lifetime. Whether you breastfeed one child or 10, Silverette® will see you through. Because there's no endless purchasing of nipple care products with a limited shelf life, you reduce plastic waste and save money.

  • All-in-one

    No creams, ointments or breast discs needed! Silverette® prevent, protect and soothe painful nipples all at once. They provide a physical barrier between the nipples and clothing, preventing anything rubbing against or sticking to them. The magic of silver also helps the nipples to gently recover between feeds.

  • Natural

    Made from high quality 925 sterling silver (92.5% silver and 7.5% copper) - nothing else! Silverette® are safe for mum and bubs. They are non-toxic and there's no unwanted chemicals. Great for those with sensitive skin who react to ointments and creams.

  • Easy to use

    No messy creams or ointments to deal with. Simply place the cups over your nipples, take them off to feed, then pop them back on again after feeding. That's it! There's no need to wipe your nipples before feeds either. Plus, you can do it all one handed (we know breastfeeding mums need all the hands they can get!)

  • Fast acting

    Silverette® work fast to soothe pain, cuts and cracks. The majority of mums notice a positive difference within 24 - 48 hours of use (based off a survey conducted by Silverette® NZ).

  • Preventative

    This is the most effective way to use them. Nip any issues in the bud and wear your Silverettes® from the very first feed.

  • Silver + breastmilk

    Enhance the benefits by adding a few drops of breastmilk to your Silverettes® before putting them on. Breastmilk has its own natural antimicrobial properties and combined with silver, makes for the ultimate soothing combo!


With so many imitation cups now on the market it can be tempting to go for a cheaper option. Read more below as to why Silverette® is a safe and reliable choice, always.

Quality and Durability

Silverettes® are made from high quality 925 sterling silver. They are durable and long lasting, withstanding regular use and proper care for years to come. Some imitations are only silver coated (as seen in the image), made with nickel (a common allergen), or made from pure silver (which is very delicate and damages easily). They can be made from less durable materials and have a shorter lifespan. 

Safety Standards and Research and Development 

Silverette® cups are a registered medical device*, produced in a medical facility in Italy and are upheld to strict regulatory guidelines and standards. The Silverette® brand invests in research and development to continually improve their products to ensure they meet the needs of mothers. Other branded cups may not be produced in high grade facilities, meet safety requirements or be subject to the same quality control measures. They may also lack the same level of investment in product development. 

Original and Reputable   

Silverette® cups are the longest running silver nursing cups - tried, tested and loved by mums, midwives, lactation consultants and obstetricians for two decades. Silverette® has a longstanding reputation for quality, reliability and effectiveness. Imitations don't have the same reputation or endorsements that the Silverette® brand has.

Customer support 

The Silverette® brand offers reliable, personalised customer service. We are mums, just like you! We offer guidance on product care, usage, cleaning and everything in between. Silverette® distributors are in direct contact with the manufacturer so if we don’t have an answer for you, we will get it! Knock-offs may not provide the same level of customer support or have accessible channels for addressing concerns or queries. 

*Silverette nursing cups are registered as a medical device under the WAND (Web Assisted Notification of Devices) database here in New Zealand. For medical devices to be legally supplied in New Zealand they must be notified to the WAND database.