The Best Christmas Confinement Meal that Helps Breastfeeding

Does your confinement fall on Christmas season? Now that’s something to be jolly about! If your typical confinement can be made fun with delicious feasts, imagine how much more exciting can a Christmas confinement be?

Today, we celebrated the Season Of Joy, from unique gifts to Heart-warming feasts.

But we never leave out the thoughts that we still have a lots of mother still in their confinement.

To make your confinement in Christmas more memorable, you can try creating a special Christmas-themed menu n, our Chef Eugene has decided to take the lead to design a special confinement menu just for this day.

Confinement Food for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is scientifically proven to be beneficial for both you and your baby. Breast milk is very nutritious and contains most of the nutrients your baby needs for their first 6 months of life. In fact, experts generally advise new mothers to exclusively breastfeed their baby until they are 6 months of age.

Diet plays an important part when you breastfeed as the baby would also obtain the nutrition consumed by mothers. But, when does milk supply stabilize? Generally, you can expect your milk supply to regulate about 6 to 12 weeks postpartum. Regardless, the first month aka the confinement is the most essential period in ensuring you are off to a good start in breastfeeding your little one.

Having a well-balanced and healthy diet not only aids mothers in recovery but it also allows mothers to shed the pregnancy weight faster. With that in mind, we use different ingredients to assist mothers in recovery and increase lactation.

These are some of the foods we previously served for mommies on Christmas day, but feel free to recreate them based on your preference! On that note, let’s take a look at some of the best things to have in your Christmas confinement menu in a day!

Soup Of The Day

Celeriac Pear Soup With Toasted Walnuts

Ingredients:

  • Celeriac: High in dietary fibre, strengthen the immune system, an energy source for breastfeeding.
  • Pear: High in dietary fibre, antioxidants, lower levels of bad cholesterol, good for the heart.
  • Walnut: Antioxidants, Omega-3 fatty acids for brain developments of babies, good for red blood cell formation.
  • Onion: Improve immunity, reduce inflammation, regulate blood sugar.
  • Garlic: Improve digestive system, increase breast milk supply.
  • Ginger: Increast breast milk supply, reduce inflammation, remove “wind”.
  • Milk: High in calcium, source of energy for breastfeeding.
  • Potato: High in dietary fiber, antioxidants, reduce inflammation.

Winter Squash Apple Soup With Bacon & Sage

Ingredients :-

  • Pumpkin: High in dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin C, good for the heart
  • Apple: High in dietary fiber, antioxidants
  • Onion: Improve immunity, reduce inflammation, regulate blood sugar.
  • Garlic: Improve digestive system, increase breast milk supply.
  • Bacon: Omega-3 fatty acids for brain developments of babies, reduce cholesterol, good for heart.
  • Sage: Improve brain function, lower inflammation, boost immune system, regulate digestion.

Staples

Fruits And Wild Grains Pilaf

Ingredients:

  • Farro: Enhance digestion and cardiovascular health, high in protein, contain more than 10 different vitamins and minerals.
  • Freekeh: High in dietary fiber, improve eye health, build strong muscles, helps in weight control.
  • White Rice: Energy booster, stabilize blood sugar levels, improve bowel movements.
  • Raisin: Great source of vitamins, energy booster, improve baby eyesight
  • Apricot: High in dietary fiber, vitamin A, C, potassium and calcium. Improve breast milk supply.

Black Barley Millet Rice

Ingredients:

  • Black Barley: Helps control blood sugar level and cholesterol, antioxidants, improve digestion, high in vitamins and minerals, increase breast milk supply.
  • Millet: High in vitamins and minerals, increase breast milk supply.
  • White Rice: Energy booster, stabilize blood sugar levels, improve bowel movements.

Main Course

Roasted Chicken Leg With Cranberry Compote Dressing

Ingredients:

  • Whole Chicken Leg: Source of proteins, improve immune system.
  • Cranberry Compote: Improved immune function, lowering blood pressure, good for heart.
  • Baby Carrot: Rich in vitamins and minerals, reduce breast engorgement.
  • Parsnip: High in dietary fiber, high in calcium and vitamin C.

Oven Roasted Meatball With Mushroom Cream Dressing

Ingredients:

  • Pork: Source of proteins, improve immune system.
  • Carrot: Rich in vitamins and minerals, reduce breast engorgement.
  • Celery: Rich in vitamins and minerals, antioxidants.
  • Mushroom Cream: Antioxidants, source of proteins, regulate blood pressure, improve immune function
  • Brussels Sprouts: Rich in vitamins and minerals, improve bone health, maintaining vision, managing diabetes.
  • Romanesco: Improves vision, boost immune function, strengthen cardiovascular and respiratory system, lower cholesterol and blood sugar.
  • Cherry Tomato: Rich in vitamins and minerals, antioxidants.
  • Oats: Good source of iron, increase breast milk supply, lower cholesterol. 
  • Chestnut: Rich in vitamin C, boost immune system of mothers and baby, lower cholesterol, good for heart.

With such a wonderful combination of dishes with breastfeeding-friendly ingredients, who says that confinement food has to be boring? With a touch of modern flavours, confinement can be as tasty and as exciting as any meal can be!

Want to be served with delicious meals on holidays? Tian Wei Signature would be thrilled to serve you, so just give us a call!

Until then, Bon Appétit and Merry Christmas!