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Appreciating the Unappreciated: Why You Want to Make Cabbage Your Bosom Friend

By Hannah Cutts
 
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Making you feel good inside and out, perhaps cabbage should become your new favorite summer food friend - I know it’s certainly mine. Please share your own cabbage recipe suggestions below!

Sources and Resources:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Peanut-Sesame-Noodles-10657...

http://www.llli.org/faq/engorgement.html

http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/health-benefits-of...

http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/tc/breast-engorgement-topic-overview...

Reviewed July 27, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg R.N.
Edited by Shannon Koehle

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Hillary Easom

I can attest to cabbage's ability to help with blocked ducts while breastfeeding. When a friend recommended it to me, I admit I thought it was an old wives' tale, but it's the only thing that worked for me. Thanks for sharing!

August 3, 2011 - 10:54pm
Hannah Cutts (reply to Hillary Easom)

Thank YOU for validating! It sounds like a silly solution, but multiple highly respected sources recommend cabbage as a soothing remedy for breast engorgement and other complications of breastfeeding. It's great to hear the same from you!

Very best,
Hannah

August 4, 2011 - 2:09am
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