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Chinese traditional confinement practices are very unique, in that they have rules governing almost every aspect of life. After a woman gives birth, there are many taboos that extend to the Chinese confinement diet too, and are thought to prevent her from catching ‘wind’.
There are many foods that a mother is forbidden from eating as they’re considered ‘cold’, while ‘warm’ foods like ginger, wine and sesame oil are highly encouraged.
If you’re a mother undergoing confinement, there are many things that will need your attention. This is on top of having to heal and recover from the birthing process.
Preparing your own food during this time can be inconvenient and time-consuming. In the past, many mothers had the help of a family member to cook for them, but these days, you have the option of booking a confinement food delivery service (or sometimes called confinement food tingkat service). Here are some of the reasons you should consider having your confinement food delivered:
1. Having a Balanced Diet
A balanced diet is absolutely necessary for mothers who are recovering and healing. This means that your diet has to have all the elements as found in the food pyramid, beginning with carbohydrates from grains, fruits and vegetables, proteins, as well as a little bit of oils and fats.
At Tian Wei Signature, you can be assured of a balanced diet with all the important nutrients included with each meal. This is because we work closely with a professional in-house dietitian that reviews every menu carefully to ensure that mothers get the best.
Additionally, the way the food is prepared and cooked is also important. Whole foods which are prepared so that there is no nutrient loss are the best type of food to consume during your confinement.
2. Promotes Lactation
A well-planned confinement diet is one that helps a mother’s body to produce enough milk for her child. Although milk production is dependent on many factors, you can help to optimise this production by the foods that you consume while breastfeeding.
Lactation-producing foods have traditionally been used to promote lactation in many cultures. These traditional lactogenic ingredients have also been incorporated into Tian Wei Signature’s confinement menu, including fenugreek, green papaya, garlic and ginger.
On top of traditional elements, protein is also important as a part of the nutrients in a mother’s milk. These foods include tofu, eggs, lean meat, beans, nuts and seeds.
3. Convenient and Saves Time
Caring for a newborn can take up a lot of effort, and a lot of attention. This includes having to feed your child every couple of hours, and change them too.
Having a hot meal ready for you when the mealtimes come along will be such a relief and convenience. This is because you won’t have to focus on meal preps in between your tasks as a mother.
Having meals delivered to you allows you to have more time to yourself too, and take adequate rest. Resting is definitely important during the recovery period, no matter if you’ve given birth via vaginal delivery or cesarean section.
4. Promotes Healing and Recovery
In order for your body to recover from the birth of a baby, it’s important that the immune system functions at its best. This means having a lot of immunity-boosting fruits and vegetables.
Some of the nutrients that can help your immune system include Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc, Iron, Folate and protein. With a professional dietitian, you can enjoy a meal that’s full of immune-boosting properties that will optimise your recovery speed.
In addition to that, your body will also be readjusting its hormone levels to its pre-pregnancy state, so you need to make sure your body has the nutrients it needs to complete this process. Proteins are definitely high on the list of nutrients when it comes to hormone production.
5. Less Stress and More Time For Your Baby
Your confinement period shouldn’t just be about recovering, but also about building a bond with your newborn baby. Sometimes, this is easier said than done, especially if you have to run through all the daily tasks caring for your child and yourself.
You can check off one more thing to worry about when you book a confinement meal delivery service. If you don’t have to worry about your meals, you will have more time to focus on your child and your own needs too.
Bonding with your baby by just spending time with them at this point of time will contribute greatly towards your own mental health, as well as your newborn’s development.
Why Tian Wei Signature’s Meals Stand Out
Apart from being guided by a professional dietitian and contributing to your recovery and breast milk production, we also have many outstanding features to make your confinement food experience more interesting and enjoyable. Here are some of them:
- You’ll be able to opt-out of certain ingredients from your menu when you book
- Enjoy a large variety of over 90 dishes with minimal repetition over the period of your booking
- Eat a fusion menu with dishes from Japanese, Taiwanese and Mediterranean culture
- Have your lunch and dinner delivered separately, in order to ensure their freshness and to keep them warm
- Meals will be delivered daily to your doorstep in thermal flasks (for soups) and biodegradable containers, all enclosed in a thermal bag to maintain warmth
- Daily nourishing herbal soups to promote postpartum recovery
- Loved and trusted by many mothers in their confinement food delivery review left on our social media pages
Food is a really great way to lift your mood and your spirits during your confinement. That’s why it’s important to have meals that are not just nutritious, but delicious too. Tian Wei Signature has been praised in many confinement food delivery review left by our previous customers.
Many of them have enjoyed our food for its generous portions, and timely delivery. Now you can enjoy it too, when you contact us to book your own confinement meal service.