Right now I'm very torn on if I should continue to pump or try to dry up my BM. I delivered on Monday as a surrogate (so not nursing my baby) and planned to donate my BM. Right now it's excruciatingly painful for my nipples, last night DH barely grazed them and it hurt so bad even though it was so light. Besides the pain, it's just so inconvenient and I dread each pumping session. On the flip side, it's healthy for me and for the babies that would get my milk (plus the milk bank will provide a little financial compensation for time and effort).
Anyway, I've read that raw cabbage leaves help. Do they just help with the pain of engorgement, or do they actually help to dry up the BM?