Silverettes® are small, reusable, and eco-friendly nursing pads made from pure 925 silver. They are designed to be worn inside a mother’s bra to promote soothing and healing of sore nipples during breastfeeding. They are made in a small cone shape, to allow a comfortable fit over the nipple without compressing it. When applied correctly, with a drop of breastmilk inside, they will gently suction onto the breast over the areola area and remain in place inside the bra. No additional nipple creams or lotions are required when using silverettes®.
Some mothers prefer silverettes® to disposable nursing pads because they are washable, and can be reused for an extended period of time. This makes silverettes® an environmentally friendly option to disposable breast pads. They are easily cleaned by rinsing under warm water.
Silver has been used for centuries for its antimicrobial properties. It is believed that the silver ions that occur naturally in 925 silver have antimicrobial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal benefits. Some studies have suggested that silver may have anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties, which could make silverettes® beneficial for sore and cracked nipples. Silverettes® have the added advantage of providing a protective barrier between the nipple and clothing, reducing friction or irritation.
Many mother’s report that silverettes® are effective at healing their sore nipples quickly. It is important to note that research on the effectiveness of silverettes® for nursing mothers is limited, and more studies are needed.
In general, if you are considering using silverettes® for breastfeeding, discuss this with your healthcare provider or a lactation consultant to ensure that they are safe and appropriate for your individual needs.