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Effects of cabbage leaf extract on breast engorgement

Roberts, KL, Reiter, M and Schuster, D (1998). Effects of cabbage leaf extract on breast engorgement. Journal of Human Lactation,14(3):231-236.

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Title Effects of cabbage leaf extract on breast engorgement
Author Roberts, KL
Reiter, M
Schuster, D
Journal Name Journal of Human Lactation
Publication Date 1998
Volume Number 14
Issue Number 3
ISSN 0890-3344   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0032150992
Start Page 231
End Page 236
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication New York, USA
Publisher Human Sciences Press
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The effectiveness of cabbage leaf extract was compared with that of a placebo in treating breast engorgement in lactating women. In a double-blind experiment with a pretest/posttest design, 21 participants received a cream containing cabbage leaf extract, while 18 received placebo cream. The placebo group received equal relief to the treated group, with the two groups showing no difference on all outcome measures. However, mothers perceived both creams to be effective in relieving discomfort. Feeding had a greater effect than the application of cream on relieving discomfort and decreasing tissue hardness. It is therefore recommended that lactation consultants encourage mothers to breastfeed if possible to relieve the discomfort of breast engorgement.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/089033449801400312   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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