To prevent the appearance of cracked nipples during breastfeeding and to treat them effectively once they have already appeared, silver nipple shields may be used. Silver, in fact, is known and used since ancient times for its renowned antibacterial and healing properties. Our grandmothers, in fact, used to apply the “good service” silver spoons on their nipples, as a home remedy for cracked nipples.

Depofarma has developed and patented a highly effective medical device that combines the effectiveness of a traditional cure to a new patented technology, thus the nipple shield cups in silver tri-laminate were created.

Figure 10: Silver Caps® Silver-Trilaminat 999 ‰.

Silver Cap are convenient nipple shields in 999 ‰ silver tri-laminate.

Normally, since silver is a metal with high ductility and malleability, it is not used pure, but in metal alloys as a percentage of 800 ‰ or 925 ‰. The presence of these metals may not make these safe alloys for mom and baby, causing allergic reactions and/or transfers of ions metals that can accumulate in the body.
For this reason, Depofarma has developed a patented multilayer laminar technology, enabling the creation of pure silver 999 ‰ items, to safely take advantage of the antibacterial and healing properties of silver.