Love Island Australia star Isabelle Green no doubt caused some confusion on Instagram, after posting a picture of her posing with cabbage leaves on her breasts.
It’s a snap that probably had fans double-taking as they made their way through her Instagram story, but while it might look a little bizarre, it’s actually a pretty genius breastfeeding hack.
The reality star is mum to a little girl, named Dakota Sage, who she gave birth to just days ago and since then, she’s been struggling when it comes to breastfeeding.
Isabelle explained that she has been suffering from mastitis, which is an inflammation of the breast tissue and can cause infection.
It causes swelling and Isabelle described the condition as ‘super painful’, which is why she’s uncovered a rather unconventional way to soothe her symptoms and ‘draw out toxins’.
Posing with frozen cabbage leaves on her chest, the weird set up wasn’t lost on Isabelle as she wrote: ‘You’re probably wondering WTF I’m doing but frozen cabbage leaves actually soothe and draw out toxins from your boobs!’
‘Literally feel so much better after doing this,’ she revealed.
Isabelle also explained in her post: ‘This is the harsh reality of breastfeeding for me. I have an oversupply of milk, so got mastitis which is super painful and means all the milk ducts get blocked.
‘I’ve seen the doctor and am on antibiotics for the infection/fevers etc. Thankfully it doesn’t affect bub at all.’
Isabelle announced she was pregnant in July and welcomed daughter Dakota on January 1. She confirmed her baby girl’s arrival on social media, writing at the time: ‘Meet Dakota born at 12:33pm on the first of January 2021.
‘I’ll be offline and most likely not responding to all your messages as I’m in recovery mode and learning to be a Mumma but I truly do appreciate your love and support.’
Isabelle shot to fame on the second series of Love Island Australia, where she entered the villa as a late arrival, coupled up with Matthew Zukowski and enjoyed a brief fling with Luke Packham.
The series was won by Josh Packham – Luke’s twin brother – and Anna McEvoy in November 2019. The former winners had moved in together following the show, but announced their split a year later.
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