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Breast pump - Spectra S9 plus review

Breastfeeding is the best gifts a mother can give to her baby, but it really takes effort for its success

Breast pump is always in my to-buy-list since I know I'm pregnant, cause I know after my maternity leave, I'll definitely go back to work, therefore the only way to ensure adequate milk supply for my baby is by me pumping out breastmilk and start storage as many as I can. 

I spend hours searching for reviews for different breastpumps, also talked to few friends about their choices, then I narrowed down my choice to these 3 brands - Medela freestyle, Spectra S9plus and Eve's love. 

Medela Breastpump is definitely the dreamed breastpump for all breastfeeding mother, however, it's much more expensive compared to other brands, cheapest deal I can get after surveying in different shops and baby fair is RM 1899 with free Avent bottle sterilizer. 

Spectra breastpump is recommended by my cell group member who just delivered few months earlier than me. While visiting her in the confinement centre, she showed me her breastpump, she is using spectra M1. I'm amazed by how quiet it is during pumping, and most important the accessories are lesser and easily assemble. However, my friend to me the suction of her breastpump make her feel painful, so she suggest me to buy S9plus if I'm buying spectra breastpump, cause it has more suction level to adjust.

Eve's love breastpump is recommended by my Malay colleague in Melaka. She just back from maternity leave that time and she told me she loves her Eve's love breastpump cause it's pink color... =_=lll. Then she told me it's a product from Malaysia, which makes the price reasonable and affordable. However, most of the baby shop in Seremban didn't sell this brand.

After much consideration and discussion with Nick (cause he wants me to get the Medela breast pump), I decided to buy Spectra S9 plus breast pump, cause the review is quite good and the price is reasonable.... I got it from my favorite baby shop in seremban - BB dot Com, at uptown avenue, it cost me RM 680 with free cooler bag, 10 bumble bee bottles and ice pack.

Here's some description of my breast pump - Spectra 9 Plus Portable Double Electric Breast Pump, quote from the company website:

Spectra S9+ Breast Pump is a new compact breast pump from South Korea with the feature of single/ double sided pump, massage (Let Down) mode that help in stimulating your body's let down reflex to speed up the start of milk flow.

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What features does the Spectra 9 Plus have?
  • The Spectra 9 Plus comes with a complete double kit so you can double pump – pumping both breasts at once saves so much time, which as a busy mum trying to find time to express, you will really appreciate. Double pumping also ramps up levels of prolactin (the milk producing hormone) in your blood, so is better for supporting milk supply.
  • The Spectra 9 Plus has a nozzle for each milk collection kit, making it easy to swap from single to double pumping. Just attach a milk collection kit to both nozzles if you will be double pumping, or if you only want to single pump, you can just close off the second nozzle.
  • Letdown mode – switch with a touch to the letdown mode, which is a light, quick mode designed to speed the start of milkflow, just the way a baby does. This will get you expressing faster and help your body get on board with the job of expressing milk.
  • Easy adjustment of cycle speed & suction strength – touch button controls allow you to adjust suction strength and cycle with one touch. As you increase the suction, the speed will slow down.
  • Inbuilt rechargeable battery – yes, we know you love this feature. Use your Spectra 9 Plus while plugged into mains, or just use it wherever you like from its inbuilt rechargeable battery.
  • LCD display so you can easily see where you’re at with vacuum and cycle settings. There’s a battery indicator so you know how much charge you have left on the battery AND there’s a timer so you can keep track of how long you’ve been expressing.
  • The Spectra 9 Plus is  our most portable pump – lightweight and slimline, it will slip easily into your handbag. If you are a busy mum running around after kids or needing to pump on the go, then you will love being able to hang the Spectra 9 Plus from your wrist or around your neck, team the pump with a handsfree pumping bra (to hold the breast shields in place handsfree) and pump on the run!
  • Closed system – like all Spectra breast pumps, the Spectra 9 Plus has a closed system, which means that there is no way for milk to get into the pump motor. Milk particles in the pump motor can lead to the growth of mould and is a potential source of virus transmission.
  • As always with Spectra breast pumps, the Spectra 9 Plus has high performance vacuum with maximum suction of 300mmHg.
  • Slow-flow teats are suitable for newborn feeding
Very long and lengthy right, here's the short n sweet description of Spectra S9 plus breast pump:
  1. Feature of Single/double sided pumping in a tiny package - the pump weights only 300gm!
  2. Closed system - prevents breast milk backflow into the motor
  3. 5-level Massage mode and 10 Level Suction/Speed adjustment
  4. Much quiter than traditional electric breast pumps
  5. Built-in rechargeable battery
  6. Suction pressure of 300 mmHg
  7. Super easy to clean - only the funnels needs to detached and washed after every pumping
  8. Automatically shuts off after 30min
  9. LCD screen
  10. Timer
This the motor of the breast pump:
Side view:




Spectra actually have many different breastpump, here's the table for comparison.





The breast pump comes with :
  • 1 x Spectra S9 Plus main pump
  • 2 x Wide neck breast shield (28mm size) - (you can purchase 24mm and 32mm shields separately)
  • 2 x Wide neck Bottle (extra ones can be purchased separately)
  • 1 x Slow flow soft teat 
  • 2 x Tubing
  • 2 x Disc
  • 2 x Cap
  • 2 x Backflow protector (New version)
  • 2 x Valve
  • 1 x Power adaptor
Battery Information :-
  • 3 LED bar battery indicator on display = Operating 2 hours
  • 1 LED bar battery indicator on display = Operating half hour
  • Battery indicator flashes = Operation less than 30 minutes, it need charging

So, here's my breast pump..

I used it 5-6 times nowadays. It's very convenient and easily to b used. Just need to connect the funnel to the bottle, then connect to the breast pump, then can start pumping edy...

This the bottle....

Got that " made in Korea" printed on it one, lol...

The funnel. I wash this after pumping for two times...
When u buy the breast pump, it comes with two 28cm funnel. If u have bigger or smaller boob, can buy either size 32cm o 24cm to suits ur breast...

Oh ya another good thing about it is , u can use it as either single pump or double pump. Most of the time I'll use double pump, but there's sometime, when I need to breastfeed my baby, I'll use the single pump mode to pump out the breastmilk from the another side of the breast. It save my time from waiting my baby finish feeding then only gets to pump, cause sometime u really need to multitask to complete ur daily chores... 

This the amount of my breastmilk after pumping for 30 minutes...

And thanks God I manage to stock up my breastmilk ! 

Till then.

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Confinement Period - journal of a first time mother

Day 27 into my confinement period ...

Most of the first time mother probably have no idea what do we do during the confinement period, so I wanna share what I had been doing this month here...

I deliver my baby girl on 2/10/15, it's a Friday evening, via SVD, after PROM and going through about 16 hours 1st stage of labour plus about 30 min 2nd stage of labour, analgesia only IV pethidine cause I refuse epidural analgesia, augmentation of labour start in labour room, total 4 hours of augmentation prior to 2nd stage, episiotomy was done on crowning after given LA, baby girl with birth weight 2.9kg delivered, Apgar score 9/9. I was sent back to ward 3 hours post delivery, then discharge well the next morning. Erm, just ignore this paragraph as this is how a doctor document her own delivery story.

Let's back to my topic, my confinement lady reach my house after I was discharged from ward. So 3/10 mark the first day of my confinement period and oso Day 1 of life for my baby girl (cause she was borne on 2/10 evening, so the Matron told me that day consider day 0). It's abit chaotic on the 1st day, cause my house is not equipped at all since we seldom cook, so my husband and my mother in law needs to go around to buy lots of things esp some kitchen ware. Then cause I was sort of 'grounded' on upstairs (because post delivery lady not suppose to walk here walk there n not suppose to climb stairs), so I can't help with the kitchen, I can only stay in the room with my baby, trying to breast feed.

First few days was bad, for me, my husband and the whole family esp my mother in law, cause my husband need to go around from shops to shops, then go to market and Chinese herbs shop to buy my confinement's meal ingredients. He also need to buy a lot of cooking utensil or fetch my mother in law to her house to bring some of her cooking utensil here.

For me, on the day I reach home, I felt so sweaty and smelly, so after my confinement lady cook the "bathing water" (it's actually boiled water with the packet of "confinement herbs pack" inside, those herbs can be bought from any Chinese herbs shop), I immediately took a shower, including washing my hair... Then I was "advised" to wear socks and shoes in the house, cause I am not suppose to let "wind" go inside my body. =_=lll

Unfortunately, once i finish showered and blew my hair with hair dryer, some relatives start coming to my house for "baby visitation", and since my baby is inside my room, so everyone came into my room, including the confinement lady. Then I was being nagged again "har, u so fast wash ur hair edy?! U not suppose to shower at so night! Where's your socks and shoe? etc etc....." I just reply with an embarrass smile and continue entertain those who came visit the baby.

That night, my husband came back very late, cause he is out there buying things. When he came home, apparently everyone in the house already know I wash my hair edy and they ask my husband to "inform" me to follow those confinement rules and give cooperation to the confinement lady. I agreed to shower only once a day, using the confinement bathing water, and wash my hair every other day. Cause since I will be staying at home most of the time, so there's no need to wash hair everyday.

Oh one more thing, about breastfeeding the baby. I will blog about it next time, but I do remember, that first day, I am quite depress that my breast milk production is not so much and my baby is still crying even after I feed her for so long duration. Then my husband and his family decided to buy some milk powder to top up the feeding. I know it's ok to top up on the first few days since my milk production is still less, however, the way they told me about topping up the milk powder made me felt so insulted.

After that, I researched on the daily requirement of infant, and found this:





So I am sure my breastfeeding was enough for my baby, just that too many over-concerned parents and relatives with lots of "useful" advice made me feel so stressful. Just like the saying "Too many cook spoil the dish", so my baby end up need to start on powder milk on the first day of life, and I become very very stress up for not having enough breast milk. Now reflect on the news " Young mother commit suicide due to lack of breastmilk ", I roughly can understand that lady's feeling, and I am sure those relatives could be the co-murderer in this event due to their negative word and comments, such a tragedy. This call the "Power of Word", in a negative way.


That's summed up my first day back from hospital. Tired physically and mentally.

Second day, it's a Sunday, early in the morning, nurse from Klinik Kesihatan already called me wanted to come for Post natal Home Visit. They arrived at about 830am, check the baby and measure my vitals plus examine my episiotomy wound. Then, my nightmare started... Cause my baby was found to be slightly jaundice, and my episiotomy wound is not well sutured (according to the nurse), so I was advised to seek treatment at hospital for the wound and also baby's jaundice. My husband was on the way to church for Sunday service initially, he drove back home to fetch me and brought me and my baby to private hospital (cause we don't want to go to GH's A&E department).

We struggled abit cause I still felt painful at my wound area, then need to carry my baby, thanks God the staff at Columbia Hospital Seremban was quite friendly, they gave me a wheel chair and offer to push me to registration counter while my husband park his car. Cut the story short, end up my episiotomy is just fine after check by the Gynae consultant, and my baby TSB level is just at the borderline level, no indication for phototherapy yet. We went back home and many people start visiting and asking questions on the visitation to hospital, it's so damn annoying! During that time, when the baby cry, I wanted to breastfeed the baby, but soooooo many people around, and they just don't have the common sense of giving me and the baby some space so we can established the breastfeeding relationship. My second day end up with me being more depress on unable to breastfeed my baby well despite the nurse from KK keep telling me I actually have more than enough breast milk for my baby, and also annoyed by those people who lack of common sense.

I started to use my breast pump on the third day post delivery. Based on my experience, Be Consistent and Not Giving Up at the starting period is the key of successful breastfeeding. This is the proof...






Ok, I am suppose to talk about our daily life during confinement period. My "established" daily routine only started after 3 weeks post delivery (it's actually the last month of my confinement period) because of my baby's jaundice and again... those lack of common sense people and those "useful" advice. Thanks God we hire a confinement lady and she take care of the baby at night, so we got to rest during night time.


Basically, my day starts goes like this:
630am wake up and then start to pump milk
715am drank milk and supplement protein powder, check on the breastmilk stock, sort out the earliest packet and defrost it by putting the bottle under room temperature
730am brush my teeth and wash my face abit
8am check on my baby, if she needs feeding, start to breastfeed her, or bottle feed her with pre heated breastmilk.
845am breakfast, it's red wine Mee sua (omg can't believe I had been eating this daily for 27 days edy)
930am pump mik
1030am feed the baby
1130am shower for the baby, with the help of confinement lady of course
1230pm lunch 
1pm feed the baby
130pm pump milk
230pm rest and shower with the "confinement bathing water"
330pm rest ( finally....., but booo~~ this the time usually people will b in my house "visiting" baby and disturb my baby's sleep)
4pm feed the baby 
430pm pump milk
530pm rest (and reflect on life, lol)
630pm dinner 
7pm pump milk 
730pm feed the baby
8pm rest (ok this will only happen if ppl don't come camp in the house again... )
830 help baby to wipe face and change clothes, preferably long sleeve, as sleeping clothes
930pm drank some herbal soup
10pm feed the baby 
1030pm pump milk 
11pm push the baby cot to confinement lady 's room, baby will stay with confinement lady at night.

In summary, ur daily routine is only pump milk, feed the baby, and eat the confinement food. In between, help baby to shower, change diapers and busy entertaining those visitor who always appear in the house, routine usually b disturbed once there's visitor.

I m abit worry as I finishing my confinement period. 
To b accurate , I edy finish my confinement period cause I edy shower the "flower bath" today, and my confinement lady told me I can go out anytime I want and no need to wear "confinement attire" edy.
After this, I'll need to take care of my baby 24 hours /7 days edy, and oso cook for myself, do my own laundry and work up to lose weight!! Pray that I can handle this, i actually prepared to face this alone edy, but seem like so many "kind" person wants to interfere my plan, so annoying. Anyway, pray that my baby can grow well, and I can continue breast feeding as long as I can.

Till then.

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Half way through confinement period

So I edy half way pass my confinement month. Just few rants and thoughts and comment on this. I really hope those ppl who had no ' common sense ' can understand .

The first month after delivery is call confinement period !!

It's the time for mother to REST and oso bond with the baby - NOT to entertain all the guest and whoever relatives who are over concern and wanna come visit the baby. It's common sense right, if u go to visit the baby EVERY SINGLE day , how can the mother and baby rest? 

My baby is now Day 18, but I NEVER had a day which I can really REST and spend time with my baby , because so many ppl keep coming over my house. When these ppl came to my house, they will stay for so long, and even if the baby is sleeping , they wanna bring the baby out to 'play'. HELLO!!! My baby is a human being , she is NOT a Toy ok. Just because of their selfish act, sometime, when my baby almost wanna sleep, these ppl come n disturb baby, they will said 'oh, baby wanna sleep edy', then they still keep teasing the baby, said something like 'baby, open ur eyes, ur XX come n see u lo', 'baby, can u hear me', 'baby u r so cute, b a good girl ya'... Very INCONSIDERATE right ?! Just imagine, if I know u almost want to sleep edy , but I still teasing u, talking to u, don't let u to sleep, what will u feel?!

The first week worst, everyone came, then keep bring my baby downstairs, say wanna see baby, but I see that as a form of DISTURBING baby sleep. I don't understand, can't these ppl just leave me n the baby alone , at least for the first month, let us rest, let my baby establish some normal routine. It's so obvious that when so many ppl around, how can I breastfeed my baby ? Then I pump out breast milk, but when ppl come and 'play' with the baby, if my baby needs feeding, then they will said' ok, let's feed the baby with the breast milk in fridge '. Oh yeah, we memang feed the baby these way, but can't they just consider my feeling when saying this in front of me . Usually if I'm alone with the baby, when baby wanna feed, I'll feed the baby first, then only ask my confinement lady warm the stored breastmilk and continue feed her with bottled breast milk. But once so many ppl is around, I can't just told them, 'can u guys just go back now and let me breastfeed my baby'... I don't understand, really don't understand why some ppl just so lack of Common sense!!!

Second weeks onwards I decided to b cruel and nasty abit, I told those ppl who visit Do not bring my baby to downstair! Yeah I remind my husband so many time about this until he felt annoyed. But yeah , after that, ppl start giving me n my baby some space . I felt glad i manage to reduce the disturbance to my baby by setting that nasty rule. 

Oso, when those ppl come, I need to answer to their weird questions, over and over again. ESP my baby got jaundice for a long period, I'm already very very tire bringing her to hospital/KK to for check up and follow up. And I'm quite sure it's due to breast milk jaundice and I know the jaundice will resolve as time goes. Then here come many 'Smart' and 'experience' relatives, who likes to give lots of different advices. I'm someone who don't like to argue back, so will just smile to them even in my heart I deeply disagree with them. But I'm very tire of answering ppl's question, and listening to those negative comments given by those '38' aunties....

Then when I mention about breastmilk jaundice, someone told me, why not u no need give breastmilk edy, just give powder milk. This really makes me feel hurt and shameful. Really, when a mother decides to breastfeed the baby, and work hard to pump every 3 hours in a day, and research and try all sorts of ways just to increase her breastmilk so that her baby can get the best nutrition, how can someone just said this type of thing to the mother? I really really hurt after hearing that. Seriously, if u leave me and the baby alone, I think prob my baby and I will b fine, she prob won't have prolonged jaundice. If those 'concerned' relative leave me and my baby alone , don't come my house so often, I think prob my baby will b healthy today....

But, today, my baby admitted to hospital because of prolonged jaundice due to UTI. Yeah, when so many ppl keep come to my house, how can I take care of my baby well? Sigh . I know I shouldn't simply put the blame to others, but I felt really really sad cause my baby needs to b subject to intravenous antibiotic. She is just 18 days old. 

Anyway, yeah , because my baby is in hospital nursery , where the parents are not allowed to room in, so I'm back home , alone, without my baby. I miss my baby. Thinking on positive way, prob it's good as well cause the nursery don't allow visitor other than parents. So my baby finally can b feed and rest well there, without disturbed by others ... 

Dear Beatrice baby, mummy pray that u will recover soon. Mummy wants to bring u home as soon as possible, but mummy hope u can b feed and rest more in nursery without disturbance, so we will pray that you can b discharged as soon as you are completely recovered.

Till then. 

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My pregnancy Diary - Week 36

Coming to the end of this pregnancy, many things had change, be it physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I thanks God for all His grace. 

Got transfer back to the department and state hospital I requested for work earlier this month, just nice after I served one year in a so-called district Klinik Kesihatan in melaka. Yea, I saw few of my junior colleagues complained and blamed the Ministry of Health for not approving their transfer or put them in waiting list or didn't give them an earlier transfer date, for whatsoever reason they claim. I felt those are childish comments and statements, some more coming out from people who hold a Professional position in government setting. I know I'm consider very very lucky compared to many others, and I had God's favor all this while, so I'm not in the correct position to judge, but I thanks God I didn't make those childish comment on public web page when I felt down or discourage. It's really a disgrace.

Once completed the 2 years compulsory housemanship training in HKL, I was given my MO-Ship placement in Perak, the state where I originated from. I was about to accept the offer until the 
last day of my HO-Ship, I decided to change my mind as that's the time when my wedding preparation gets hectic and I realize I have lots of things to settle in KL and Seremban area. So I submitted my appeal letter for new placement and at the same time accept the offer to float in Admin department of hospital. Since then, I spend about 4 months there till I finally got my MO-Ship placement in Melaka. Though I can't get into the department and hospital I requested in melaka, I thanks God for putting me in a Klinik Kesihatan where I only work office hours. 

By the mercy and grace of God, I manage to juggle between work and wedding preparation while I'm in melaka. So that's sum up my journey in Year 2014. Coming into 2015, I plan to stay in melaka till completed one year service then start apply for transfer back to Negeri Sembilan. With this, at least I don't have to travel to n fro melaka weekly and only see my husband once a week over weekend where we both will spend most of the time serving in church.

However, God has a bigger plan for us. 

Following the discovery of my pregnancy in end of Feb'15, I started to apply transferring back to Negeri Sembilam state on March15. It tooks about 6 months from the time of applying till the time Ministry of Health to approve until my current transfer, which took place on Sept15.

In between this 6 months, I had gone through disappointment, pressure from family n peers. My in law family keep asking me when m I transferring, I had to stay calm and told them to b patience all the time. Then my in law family oso keep pushing me to get support from some Datuk o Dato from political background to help (an usual way typical chinese always do when come to government procedure), but I keep reject the offer and don't want to use the 'back door', cause I felt shameful doing that! I really hate it when someone said I got the transfer because I use 'backdoor'. Now that I got my transfer without using any political help, I can proudly tell ppl off when they query about how can I get transfer so fast....

Anyway, my main concern now is the date of delivery, it's really an unpredictable date, only God knows what will happen next. I prayed for a smooth SVD and a healthy baby. 



Till then.

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My Pregnancy Diary - About Confinement Period

Citing from the book "The New Art and Science of Pregnancy and Childbirth", written by several Professors and Doctors from KK Women's and Children's Hospital (a member of the SingHealth group)....

Confinement is a period for your body to recuperate and recover from childbirth. The idea of confinement is familiar to Asians but foreign to Westerners. In the past when infant and maternal mortality rates were high, it was a practice to keep both baby and mother indoors during the period of confinement. This was meant to protect mother and baby from ill health....Many of these practices or ideas are originated from our Asian culture and hence, possess no scientific basis at all. They range from the prohibition of doing certain daily tasks to the restriction of certain food intake - with the strong belief that these can provide adequate rest and replenishment during this period.


Read this from a blog while I was browsing through different website for information on confinement period. This pharagraph gave me a big laugh especially the last few sentences...

Many moms reported not adhering to the (confinement) program explicitly. For example, they showered and brushed their teeth, but made sure to use space heaters and scalding hot water only. Many ditched the no reading/Internet rule, while others didn't stay in bed the whole time but agreed to simply stay at home. The problem is that for each exception they make, they have more reason to blame themselves when future ailments take hold—or, at least, this is what their elders will have them believe. 

That migraine headache? It’s because you showered during your postpartum confinement period. That abscessed tooth at 40? It’s because you brushed your teeth during your postpartum period. Endometriosis or fibroids at 50? That’s because you didn’t stay home and rest long enough postpartum. You need glasses? It’s because you read a newspaper during your postpartum confinement.

Yea, I am so going to use this phrases to answer back those people who insist others to follow the Chinese traditional taboo.

Oso wanna share this here, from http://www.euyansang.com.sg/beware-these-6-confinement-myths/eysfertility1.html

Beware These 6 Confinement Myths

In TCM, a woman loses large amounts of Qi and blood during childbirth, putting her body in a “cold” phase. This is why Chinese culture recommends a month-long period of “confinement” for the new mother. These weeks of rest and a modified diet are intended to restore the mother’s balance and return her to full health.
While certain confinement practices are common, it’s a bad idea to follow them blindly. Discover the truth behind the myths from a TCM perspective.
1. Myth: Do not drink plain water
This comes from the belief that drinking plain water causes water retention or will cool down the body too much.
The truth: There is no harm in drinking plain water. In fact, because new mothers tend to sweat heavily because of hormonal changes, they have all the more reason to drink water and keep hydrated. However, new mothers should be encouraged to drink warm water instead of cold water.
2. Myth: Consume alcohol
Drinking alcoholic beverages or eating dishes cooked with alcohol is thought to boost blood circulation and warm up the body.
The truth: It is correct that alcohol is used in TCM to expel cold and promote circulation. That said, new mothers should not regard alcohol as essential to their recovery. In fact, nursing mothers should avoid alcohol, since it can be passed on to their baby through breast milk.
3. Myth: Do not shower or wash one’s hair
Contact with water is thought to cause “wind” to enter the body and lead to headaches and rheumatism later in life. This taboo may have originated from northern China of the past. Since water quickly became freezing because of the cold weather, it was easy to catch a chill from bathing.
The truth: It is perfectly fine to continue one’s bathing habits. Besides maintaining personal comfort, regular bathing helps prevent skin and wound infections. However, the mother should not bathe with cold water. She should also dry her body immediately after bathing to prevent exposure to cold air.
4. Myth: Consume plenty of herbal supplements
Since childbirth drains a woman of Qi, it is recommended that she stock up on specific herbal soups and dishes that boost energy and blood.
The truth: Since every woman’s health profile is different, she may not benefit from the same remedies that help others. It is better to consult a qualified TCM physician for personalised advice and treatment.
That said, one dietary recommendation can be generalised to all new mothers. In TCM, it is best to avoid cooling foods during confinement. Eating such foods carry a risk of harming one’s Spleen and Stomach and hampering recovery. Foods to avoid include bamboo shoots, bananas, crabs and oysters.
5. Myth: Do not read or cry
Childbirth is thought to weaken the Liver, which is linked to the eyes. Therefore, one should avoid putting stress on the eyes by reading or crying. Otherwise, one might experience eye problems later in life.
The truth:There is no basis for the belief that reading or crying would lead to eye problems. However, TCM experts do hold that the large loss of blood during childbirth may weaken the eyes. This is because blood is related to the Liver, which is associated with the eyes. Regular consumption of Liver-protecting foods, such as Chinese Wolfberries, would help maintain eye health.
6. Myth: Wear warm clothing and do not use fans and air-conditioning
As with bathing, any exposure to cool air is said to cause “wind” to enter the body and lead to health problems later in life.

The truth: The key here is moderation. The new mother should do what makes her comfortable. In a hot and humid climate, fans and air conditioners may even be essential for preventing heat rash. However, the new mother should not let the fan or air-conditioner blow directly on her.


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