International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Biology | India | Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015


A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Cold Cabbage Leaves Vs Hot Water Application on Breast Engorgement among Postnatal Mothers in Selected Hospital, Chennai

R. Nanthini | G. Bhuvaneswari


Abstract: The experience of transformation into motherhood is a privilege reserved exclusively for women. A powerful experience of nurturing available to many women is that of nursing their children and the experience of breast feeding is an important part of their motherhood. Objectives. To assess and compare the efficacy of hot water application and cold cabbage leaves compresses in the treatment of breast engorgement. Methods/approach Quantitative research approach, quasi experimental two group pre test, post test design. the data collected by questionnaire. Results The overall paired t test value was significant at the level of p<0.001. This shows that there was significant improvement in both cabbage leaf application and hot water application. Conclusion, Cold cabbage leaves as well as alternate hot water compresses both can be used in the treatment of breast engorgement. Hot water compresses are more effective in decreasing pain than cold cabbage leaves in relieving pan due to breast engorgement.


Keywords: Cabbage Leaf, Hot water, Postnatal Mother, Breast Engorgement


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015,


Pages: 838 - 839


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