Fight annoyingbreast engorgement with natural helpers ? It's easier than you might think: both white cabbage and quark from the fridge can do a lot more than just cool. How to use them correctly for breast engorgement (and other inflammations) and what these home remedies are all about:
Curd wraps for stressed breasts
Quark has a decongestant, pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory and cooling effect. The lactic acid attracts inflammatory substances and promotes their discharge. The damp cold also has a pain-relieving and decongestant effect. As soon as the quark dries, the blood circulation is stimulated. A cooling quark wrap can be applied to all overheated, red, swollen and painful parts of the body - in this case the chest!
- 250-500 grams of low-fat quark
- 2 sheets of kitchen paper
- A scissors
Take the two pieces of kitchen paper, lay them on top of each other and cut out a small hole in the middle, roughly the size of your nipples. You should definitely avoid these so that the sensitive skin is not softened even more. You can then spread the quark thickly on a leaf - it should be about 1.5 cm, because the rule is: the thicker the better, as it then cools longer. You can then finish the “quark sandwich” with the second sheet of kitchen paper. This can already be cooled in the fridge and placed on the breast immediately after breastfeeding.
This method eliminates the tedious task of scraping and wiping the dried quark off the skin - if you've done it before, you don't need to do it a second time! In addition, the quark wraps can also be well prepared in the form so that they are in stock exactly when you need them. Tip: Your partner can give you great support here, you don't have to do it alone!
White cabbage leaves against engorgement
The ingredients of white cabbage have a cooling, decongestant, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and fungicidal (against fungi) effect. Perfect for protecting and healing your chest.
- 1-2 cabbage leaves per breast
Simply put it on your chest, bra over it and nature works itself. Tip: store white cabbage leaves in the fridge beforehand so that it is nice and cool.
Of course, there is a lot more you can do to combat breast engorgement – to fight it, but also to prevent it. We have collected more tips for youhere !