Cabbage Breast Cups

When I first heard that our birthing classes were going to require eight 3-hour sessions, I wondered how we could possibly fill that much time talking about the birthing process. Now that the 6th class has passed, I know.

For example, tonight we learned that if you have a problem with overflow while breast feeding, you can fix it with cabbage leaves. Take a fresh cabbage leaf and slip it into your bra like a lettuce cup. After about one hour it will have wilted and can be replaced with another. Lather, rinse, repeat until breasts disengorge. Ancient Chinese method, confirmed by modern western science wizards!

Not everything we learn is so whimsical, but it really is amazing how much there is to learn about something I’ve more or less taken for granted my whole life.

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