ARTICLE by Natalie Brown

The Ultimate Guide to Using Silver Nipple Cups when Breastfeeding with Pippeta

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Breastfeeding can be a beautiful bonding experience with your little one, however, it is not without its challenges, and sore or cracked nipples are a common issue that many face.

Thankfully, Pippeta Nip Cups offer a solution to promote healing and alleviate discomfort!

Made from 999 sterling silver, these cups harness the healing properties of silver to provide relief and aid with the recovery process.

Sounds like something you need? In this guide, we will explore the benefits of using Pippeta Nip Cups and provide step-by-step instructions on how to use and care for them...

Pipetta nipple cups

What are Pippeta Nip Cups?

Pippeta Nip Cups are silver nipple covers designed specifically for those who are breastfeeding. Crafted from 100% sterling silver or Trilaminate silver, these anatomically shaped cups fit discreetly underneath clothing and cater to various breast shapes. They are available in Regular and Maxi sizes, offering options to suit individual preferences.

Why Choose Silver?

Did you know, silver has been renowned for its healing properties for centuries?

It possesses antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and soothing qualities, making it an excellent choice for promoting healing in wounds and infections.

By utilising 999 sterling silver, Pippeta Nip Cups provide a safe and effective solution to treat sore or wounded nipples - a heavenly thought when you need some relief!

Pipetta silver nip cups

How to Use Pippeta Nipple Cups

Step 1

To begin using PippetaNip Cups, simply place a cup directly over each nipple. Ensure a comfortable fit, and wear them for as long as possible between breastfeeding or pumping sessions.

Step 2

Moist wound healing has been found to be highly effective for treating sore and wounded nipples. Before placing the cups over your nipples, add a few drops of breast milk into each cup as breast milk contains natural healing properties to further aid recovery!

Step 3

Cup Removal and Reapplication Remove the cups before nursing your baby, and put them back on once your baby has finished feeding. The cups do not stick to your nipples, which helps to alleviate pain and discomfort while allowing the healing process to continue.

Nipple cups 999 silver

Nipple Creams and Pippeta Nipple Cups

You don't need to use nipple creams or ointments alongside Pippeta Nip Cups. Instead, Pippeta recommend using only breast milk, as other creams or ointments may react with the silver and reduce the cups' efficiency. 

Cleaning and Maintenance

To ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your Pippeta Nip Cups, it is important to clean and maintain these little silver savours properly! Pippeta recommend cleaning the cups once a day, to do this - simply rinse them with warm water to remove any milk residue.

Occasionally, you may notice a loss of shine on the cups. To restore their luster, create a paste using baking soda and water. Gently rub the paste onto the cups, then rinse thoroughly and dry them before use. Avoid using any other cleaning products on your nipple cups, as they may tarnish or damage the silver.

Finer details


  • 100% sterling silver: made from pure 999 sterling silver.
  • Trilaminate: features two outer layers of pure 925 silver with an inner central copper layer.
  • Nickel Free.


  • Regular: diameter 4.3 cm, height 0.65 cm.
  • Maxi: diameter 4.4 cm, height 1.20 cm.

Certifications: Pippeta Nipple Cups are classified as Class 1 Medical Devices, ensuring their safety and effectiveness for use during breastfeeding.

Nipple cups size guide

Why Pippeta is solving sore nipples

Breastfeeding should be a joyful and comfortable experience for both involved! Pippeta Nip Cups offer a natural and effective solution for healing and preventing sore or cracked nipples and leading to happier, better breastfeeding experiences.

By harnessing the healing properties of 999 silver, these clever little cups can become your trusted companion throughout your breastfeeding journey, ensuring your comfort and wellbeing while also nurturing your little one. No more crying over spilled milk, we say!

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