for every preggy mommies, confinement is the period that they are looking forward. there are always questions like
how can i handle it?
how to take care of lil baby + breastfeeding?
who can help to cook & clean up house?
what are the diet?
whats the dos and donts?
the list or question well i guess.. never end especially for first time mommies! we always get use to our mom-to-mom heritage of dos and donts especially when it comes to food. i find this article is very very interesting as it tell us
malay, chinese & indian
special diets during confinement
encouraged to eat fresh fish e.g. ikan haruan that promote healing internally.
Certain fishes and other seafood must be avoided = allergies.
"Cooling" foods e.g. cucumber and kangkung should be avoided = rheumatism, arthritis and weak joints
"Warm" food e.g. ginger & tonic with herbs = promote better blood circulation and strengthen the joints
fish soups help boost low milk supply
"Windy foods e.g. onions & jackfruit must be avoided = can cause colic to baby
"Cooling" foods = refer Malay above
gourd vege e.g. lauki and tori is good = increase milk supply
Betel leaves = help with lactation as well
thats all~~ its a simple gist of idea