Shenzhen YF Technology Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen YF Technology Co., Ltd.

What do silver caps do for nipples?

Silver caps, also known as nipple caps or nipple shields, are breastfeeding accessories that are placed over the mother's nipple and areola during breastfeeding. They are typically made of silver or silicone and serve various purposes. Here are some functions and benefits of silver caps for nipples:


Nipple protection: Silver caps provide a protective barrier between the baby's mouth and the mother's nipple. They can help alleviate discomfort and soreness caused by cracked, sore, or sensitive nipples. The caps create a barrier that reduces direct contact and friction, allowing the nipples to heal.


Latching assistance: Nipple caps can be used to help infants who are having difficulty latching onto the breast. The caps provide a larger and more rigid surface for the baby to latch onto, making it easier for them to latch and maintain a proper latch during breastfeeding.


Milk flow regulation: Silver caps can regulate milk flow during breastfeeding. Some nipple caps have small holes or slits that control the rate of milk flow, making it easier for babies who struggle with a fast or forceful let-down reflex to nurse more comfortably.


Supplemental feeding: In some cases, nipple caps can be used as a temporary solution for infants who have difficulty extracting milk from the breast. They can be used in conjunction with a supplemental feeding system, allowing the baby to receive additional milk while stimulating the breast for milk production.


It's important to note that while silver nipple caps have been used historically, nowadays, silicone nipple shields are more commonly recommended due to their flexibility, ease of cleaning, and lower risk of allergic reactions. It's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or a lactation consultant for personalized guidance on the use of nipple caps and to ensure that they are appropriate for your specific breastfeeding situation.


Shenzhen Yingfei Technology have different sizes of silver nursing cups: 45mm and 55mm. And also can do the OEM silver nursing cups. If you have your design or sizes, welcomed. Or if you want to custom different packages, it's ok