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

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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!

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

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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
HERWriter (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,

August 4, 2011 - 2:09am
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