Before we start, you should know that many women in American and European countries are using this amazing and very useful method. YES, you got that right – they put cabbage leaves on their breasts. Did you know that cabbage leaves are used to reduce breast swelling and relieve the pain and discomfort that breast feeding a baby can cause? Well yes, and you should know that this method is also very helpful in soothing the pain and stress caused by wearing an uncomfortable bra.
- How this works – well, cabbage leaves have the same properties as magnets! They pull out all the diseases and ailments from our bodies.
- Study confirms – if you are breastfeeding and you put cold cabbage leaves directly on your breasts, it’s not only soothing, but it can help alleviate your breast pain and swelling.
How to Use Cabbage Leaves:
Here’s what you need to do – first, you should put the cabbage in the refrigerator for 1 hour. When it’s cold enough, you need to peel off the outer layer of leaves, and throw them away. Then, pull off two of the inner leaves to use. Now, you need to wash these two inner leaves in cold water. You want to be sure that they are clean and free from dirt, pesticides, and residue.
After that, you should cut the stem of the leaves so it can fit properly on your breasts without covering the nipples. Place the clean, cold cabbage leaves on your breasts. Wrap the leaves around your breast, but leave your nipples exposed. If you keep the leaves off of your nipples, it will help the skin around your nipples to stay dry and intact. Leave the leaves on for 20 minutes or until they become warm. Then, remove them from your breasts. Repeat as necessary.
And REMEMBER – if you are still breastfeeding and you want to use cabbage leaves to help decrease breast swelling and relieve breast engorgement, you should stop this treatment once you notice that your breasts are feeling better, and the swelling is gone.