Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use SILVER MAMA nipple cups ?

SILVER MAMA nipples cups are simple to use. Place the cups directly on your nipples, under your bra. The cups are super discreet and almost invisible under clothing. Keep them on as much as possible between breastfeeding sessions. Remove cups before breastfeeding.

Our advice is to start using them also as a form of prevention, few days before the expected date of birth, simply by inserting them between the nipple and the bra.

How do you clean SILVER MAMA nipple cups?

  • Wash them daily with warm water to remove any milk residues and dry them.

  • To keep them shiny, use a weak solution of Bicarbonate of Soda with warm water. Rub the paste on the cups, rinse thoroughly and dry them.

  • Because of the special properties of silver, there is no need to sterilize them.

Can SILVER MAMA nipple cups be washed in the dishwasher?

No, we don’t recommend silver nipple caps be washed in the dishwasher.

Are SILVER MAMA cups safe to use ?

Silver nipple shields do not have any contraindications, they are a safe product for everyone – mothers and babies alike!

They do not contain nickel, so there is no problem for your skin on contact or for the baby when you are breastfeeding

They are not to be used in the case of existing or potential silver allergy.

What are the advantages of using SILVER MAMA nipple cup?

SILVER MAMA nipple cups  make your breastfeeding experience free of pain and more enjoyable.

They protect and heal your nipples during breastfeeding. The cups are especially effective because of the incredible healing properties of silver.

No additional balms or creams are necessary, and this prevents your baby from ingesting anything foreign or unfamiliar.

Their healing effect is immediately noticeable within days and often within a few hours of application.

Is it possible to use SILVER MAMA nipple cups with milk absorbing cups?

If you notice that you are losing a lot of milk between feeds, you can insert milk-absorbing cups between the SILVER MAMA nipple shield and your bra – but be careful not to put them in contact with the nipple, otherwise your skin won’t benefit from the benefits of silver.

What kind of silver is used to make SILVER MAMA nipple cups?

Silver has been prized for its value as far back as 3000 B.C. This is not only for its aesthetic properties but also for its many other uses. In its pure form it is soft and not practical for some of its uses. It is therefore mixed with other metals to add strength and rigidity.

We use 925 Sterling Silver in the manufacture of SILVER MAMA nipple cups. No Nickel is used in the alloy or in the manufacture process.

How does the recycling program work?

When you’ve finished breastfeeding (whether it’s been six months or six years), you can send your SILVER MAMA ® cups back to us. We’ll turn them into beautiful handmade silver earrings, a long lasting memory of your breastfeeding journey. Made of pure 925 silver, the cups will be melt and moulded into boobs-shaped earrings. This is a free service.

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What is the difference between SILVER MAMA in pure 925 silver and Trilaminate?

  • SILVER MAMA in pure silver consists of a single, precious plate in pure 925 sterling silver. Only clients buying this product can join the Recycling Programme.
  • SILVER MAMA in Trilaminate / plated silver consists of an inner central copper layer for a maximum resistance and two outer layers of pure 999 silver.

How long does delivery take?

We dispatch all orders the same day of receiving payment into our accounts. We dispatch Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm.

Estimated Courier delivery times:

  • Economy delivery to main city centers: 2-3 working days 
  • Economy delivery to remote areas: 3-5 working days
  • Overnight delivery to main city centers: 1-2 working days
  • Overnight delivery to remote area: 3-4 working days

You can track the status of your parcel here ,using the waybill number sent to you via email after order confirmation.

Unforeseen circumstances, for example adverse weather, closed roads, strikes etc. could prolong the delivery time. This is rare but it does happen, therefore a ‘late’ delivery is not grounds for a refund or cancellation of the order. However, if your delivery has not been delivered after the estimated times shown above, please contact us with your order number so that we can follow up on the matter.

What are my delivery options?

When you place an order, our system will offer you two options for Courier Delivery.

  • Flat rate: R 70,00 
  • Flat rate Overnight: R 150,00

Your parcel will be dispatched with The Courier Guy and delivered to your door.

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