Confinement myths busted!
Confinement can help your body recuperate and recover from childbirth, however some confinement practices have no scientific basis what so ever. Here are a few confinement myths.
There is no basis to this at all. In fact bathing regularly minimises skin and wound infection and ensures good personal hygiene.
This old wives tale is practiced in order to avoid eye problems later in life. There is no scientific basis to this at all.
Again, there is no basis to this at all. In moderation, there is no harm in consuming them, but in excess, it could affect you and your baby. In addition, alcohol might go into your breast milk, and if breastfeeding, these might be transferred to your child.
Adequate fluid consumption is important, especially for breastfeeding mums.
There is no harm in switching on the air-con. In fact it may event help prevent the formation of heat rash.
Essence of chicken is made from chicken and has no stimulants. It may help reduce physical and mental fatigue.
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