It has long been rumored that cabbage leaves remedy breast engorgement and dry up your milk supply. It is thought that the phytoestrogen property of cabbage helps draw the fluids into the cabbage leaf. Engorgement can be so uncomfortable when you are breastfeeding. This episode answers the question of what’s up with cabbage leaves? Do they have magical properties, or is it simply a popular placebo?
Huge thank you to Lori Isenstadt of the All About Breastfeeding Podcast for contributing to this episode!