There is a new trend in some American and European countries, where women are putting a cabbage leaves on their breasts. They said that cabbage reduce breast swelling, and relieve the discomfort and pain which occurs when feeding a baby. Some women testify that it soothing the stress and pain which is caused by wearing a bra.
Researchers are still not able to find how exactly the cabbage leaves help. Maybe the cabbage has a property which helps to decrease the swelling and pain, or this happens because the cabbage leaves has ability to act as cold compresses.
No matter what is the real reason behind that, the experts confirmed that if you put cold cabbage leaves directly on your breasts, it will soothing the pain and swelling. This is especially recommended to women who are breastfeeding.
Prepare cabbage leaves for breast relaxation
First you need to put a cabbage in the refrigerator for one hour. Then, peel off the outer leaves and throw them. Pull of the second layer of leaves and wash them well with a cold water. Make sure that they are clean with no dirt, pesticides, and residue.
Cut the leaves so it will fit on your breasts. You shouldn’t cover the nipples. When they are done, place them on your breasts, wrap around with your bra, and leave the nipples exposed.
It’s recommended to leave the leaves on your breasts for about 20 minutes.
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