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Can cabbage leaves help increase my milk supply?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: Cabbage leaves have been used to decrease supply and engorgement when chilled and applied to the breast.
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Dr. Kevin Rodbell
Pediatrics 19 years experience
No: The best use of cabbage leaves I am aware of is frozen cabbage on the skin to relieve engorgement or sore nipples. Cheap, easy to come by, and many moms say it works wonders. When a mom wants to increase her milk supply, a multitude of factors come into play, so i meet with her in the office to properly assess her unique circumstances.
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Longer time and freq: Feed frequently every 2-3 hrs, feed longer duration each time (20 minutes/side). Try not to get uptight. Drink plenty of fluids.
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