Melissa Suffield shared a candid photo of herself with cabbage in her bra trying to soothe her sore breasts.
The former EastEnders actress, 28, who welcomed her son River last March, expressed milk for her infant son, but said they started to feel “ lumpy. ”
In the blink of an eye, Melissa had a playful look on her face and saw the cabbage leaf sticking out of her V-neck top.
Treatment: Melissa Suffield shared a candid photo of herself with cabbage in her bra trying to soothe her sore breasts
Cabbage leaves are used as a popular home treatment for breastfeeding problems, with midwives and lactation consultants recommending the remedy for decades.
Next to the picture she wrote: ‘Koolleven. 10 days since I last pumped, and I’m feeling a bit bumpy, so time to use a helping hand! ‘
The trick was also recently used by Paloma Faith, who said she was in ‘next level pain’ after being diagnosed with acute engorgement, a condition that makes breastfeeding extremely difficult.
Cabbage leaves are a common remedy used by mothers for the anti-inflammatory properties of the vegetable.
Natural Beauty: Melissa recently received praise from her fans when she uploaded raw snaps of herself posing in sizzling white lingerie.
Melissa recently received praise from her fans when she uploaded raw snaps of herself posing in sizzling white lingerie.
She gave birth to her son River exactly a year ago and has kept her followers updated about her postpartum body in candid messages.
Melissa was told she looked ‘incredible’, ‘gorgeous’ and ‘amazing’ when she posed for the new lingerie images as part of a sponsored post.
The movie star, who shares her son with fiancé Robert Brendan, captioned her post: ‘I finished breastfeeding after a year, I’m like OH HEY BODY, WELCOME BACK.
Frank: She gave birth to her son River exactly a year ago and has kept her followers informed about her postpartum body in candid posts
‘It feels good to know that I can focus on myself again and take back some ownership after pregnancy and pumping. Start making small daily changes, whether that’s an extra caffeinated coffee or underwear that’s not for feeding a baby. ‘
She concluded, ‘Who knows where my body is going from now on, but I’m doing everything I can to make myself feel good TODAY. And getting out of crop tops and maternity pants is definitely a good place to start. ‘
When a fan commented that she looked ‘great’ in Beija London lingerie, Melissa replied, ‘Thanks! It certainly helps to get in and up correctly! Will a 100% load of pencils fit under my belly overhang? ‘
Welcome back: The movie star, who shares her son with fiancé Robert Brendan, captioned her post: ‘I finished breastfeeding after a year, I’m like OH HEY BODY, WELCOME BACK’
Compliments: She was inundated with a deluge of flattering comments after sharing her post
Melissa’s post comes after Paloma tried to soothe her ‘rock hard breasts’ by placing cabbage leaves over her nipples as well.
Paloma gave birth to her second child with partner Leyman Lahcine, a daughter, three days ago and describes her postpartum life via honest Instagram posts.
The musician told her fans that she feels ‘swollen and exhausted’ after the condition is diagnosed, which means she has ‘too much milk and the baby is not big or strong enough to drain it’.
Reveal: Melissa’s post comes after Paloma tried to soothe her ‘rock hard breasts’ by placing cabbage leaves over her nipples as well
Au! She described the pain she endured in an elaborate caption
Paloma revealed that she is in a lot of pain with the condition, meaning that the breasts have painfully too much milk, which occurs when a mother makes more milk than a baby uses. Breasts become swollen, which can make breastfeeding difficult.
Her caption read: ‘Post partum diary day 3 and my milk has arrived ….. I have been diagnosed with acute engorgement. This means that I have too much milk and the baby is not big or strong enough to drain and take it out. It is painful…
‘The breasts are rock hard. I try massage while feeding, it hurts as much as deep tissue massage and not much help …
‘Hot showers / massage / hand pumps and poor baby is really over it with the tiring hard work she has to put in to get the milk out of all those swollen blocked ducts. I was told it should settle …
‘Let’s hope I don’t end up in a and e sooner! This is a next level pain! Mommy’s life is ECHTLLLLL ‘.
What is breast engorgement?
Breast engorgement occurs when the breasts contain painfully too much milk, which happens when a mother makes more milk than a baby uses.
Breasts become swollen and hard, making breastfeeding difficult.
Engorgement can happen when:
– Milk comes in for the first time, the first days after birth.
– When mothers breastfeed regularly, but cannot breastfeed or pump as often as usual.
– If breast-feeding stops suddenly.
– If a baby suddenly starts breastfeeding less than usual. This can happen when a baby starts eating solid foods or eats more or when your baby is sick and has a poor appetite.
Cabbage leaves are a common remedy as they are said to have an anti-inflammatory effect on the breast tissue