Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Are cabbage leaves effective in managing breast engorgement due to breastfeeding?
Bottom Line:
Women report higher levels of satisfaction with cabbage leaves than either routine care or cold gel packs (with an extra 1 in 4 and 1 in 6 reporting satisfaction^ respectively). Cabbage leaves reduce pain (by ~1 point out of 10) and hardness (by ~0.4 points out of 6) associated with breast engorgement compared to usual care. Cabbage leaves likely do not need to be chilled.

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Publication Date: 2018-4-9
Last Updated on PCR: 2018-04-09 11:04:05