The Honorary Cabbage Leaf

Handmade cabbage leaf

The handmade little wool felt leaf is our honorary cabbage (because a fresh one just wouldn’t work in this box).

Hand stitched by mothers in Australia and New Zealand, it serves as a friendly reminder to have a cabbage in the fridge ready for when your milk comes in! Rip a (real) cabbage leaf off and place it around your breast to provide almost magical, but very real, cooling relief for engorgement or mastitis.

If you forgot to get to the shops for your cabbage, you can wet the wool felt leaf and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes. Squeeze out some of the water and then use as cool therapy in your bra! It's almost as good as the real thing.