(DeKalb IL USA)
My name is Jill; I live in DeKalb, IL. I had a blocked duct when my daughter was a few weeks old, so my nurse midwife suggested that I take a cabbage leaf and place it on my breast for 20 minutes several times a day.
I felt absolutely ridiculous, but it seemed to work for the short-term pain. Unfortunately, the blockage proved too much, and I received an infection, but the pictures taken speak 1000 words!