5th August 2015 was a special day for us as we welcome the much anticipated arrival of our 5th child. The children are excited to finally see their new baby brother and they can’t wait for us to start traveling again.In Malaysia, it is a norm within our ethnic communities of Chinese, Malays and Indians to practice their respective confinement traditions. For the Malay women we usually observe a pantang period. This is always hard for me to do. For me it is like being put under ‘house arrest’ for 44 days. The confinement period is actually a test of patience, many Malay women today still willingly observe the restrictions of this postnatal tradition.
Among the practices are:
hiring a traditional masseuse to massage our abdomen using hot stones and bind it with a special traditional corset.
avoid food that has ‘cold’ elements (this is to ensure the body retain as much heat as possible)
no cold drinks, avoid eggs related dish, no oily food, and lots and lots of herbs
Thank you Chloe 🙂
Congratulations Shikin! Your baby is so adorable and I love the last picture. His hair looks so soft…
Thanks Kat 🙂 We are truly blessed.
Congrats on your newborn!
Thank You Masrina 🙂
Very cute! Good luck with your confinement period! Sounds like something I would have appreciated! I just started blogging about my postnatal journey. Interesting to hear how other cultures do it!
Hi taliab26, so far confinement is good but I can’t wait to have my ice cream real soon. Looking forward to read your journey into parenthood 🙂