New mums, it’s hard enough battling postnatal blues, broken sleep and the constant need to attend to your baby. Add to that the Asian practice of confinement, which lasts 30 to 100 days depending on individual beliefs.
There are so many do’s and don’ts during this confinement period, so it’s completely natural to feel annoyed by some of the traditionally held beliefs. Which ones hold water, and which ones don’t? Here, we dispel three of them – for good reason.