Postpartum Confinement

Postpartum confinement is a chinese custom or traditions practised by Asian women for their recovery after childbirth. Also known as Zuo yue zi (做月子), postpartum confinement is an important period which mothers must rest and allow body to heal with time and...

Breastfeeding Preparation During Pregnancy

In preparing for breastfeeding during olden days, pregnant women would toughen their nipples such as rubbing with rough towel. However, research has shown that it is not necessary as breastfeeding is natural to mothers. Women’s body will make its own...

Confinement Food – Millet

Millet (小米) is a gluten free fibre that is warm in nature and healthy food for confinement. Millet is easily digestible, does not irritate intestinal wall, rich in nutrients including copper, manganese phosphorus, magnesium and vitamins. It is effective in relieving...

Confinement Bathing Herbs – Lemongrass

Lemongrass (香茅) or cymbopogon, is commonly used as confinement bathing herbs or as ingredient for food. It helps to expel wind, remove dampness, disperse swelling and alleviate pain. As such, lemongrass is mainly used for treating diarrhea, rheumatism, swelling,...

Confinement Food Ingredient – Old Ginger

Old ginger (老姜) or mother ginger, is a commonly used ingredient for confinement food dishes, almost dry and spicier than young ginger. Ginger is known for its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and is often used for medicinal purposes. Old ginger is thick in...
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