In my previous post HERE I talked about breast engorgement and the various ways of relieving it such as expressing and use of cold cabbage leaves. This post is a continuation to that post and I decided to talk about how to use cabbage leaves to relieve engorgement. Cabbage basically is a common vegetable and it is easily accessible. Cabbage leaves can be used to help relieve swelling and relieve the pain and discomfort that comes with breast engorgement. There is really no known property within the cabbage itself that has shown to help relieve the swelling and pain or if the swelling goes down because the cabbage leaves are acting as a cold
compress. However, it has been shown to be highly effective in helping to reduce swelling and pain associated with engorgement.
HOW TO USE CABBAGE LEAVES FOR BREAST ENGORGEMENT
WHEN TO STOP USING CABBAGE LEAVES IF YOU ARE STILL BREASTFEEDING OR PUMPING.
Apart from the soothing and relieving effects of cabbage leaves it also can reduce your breast milk supply. So if you are still breastfeeding and just want to relieve the pain and swelling stop the use of the cabbage leaves once you get relieved and the swelling has reduced, the cabbage leaves would decrease your milk supply greater than you expect.
Try this and share your experience with me.