Petaling Jaya Postnatal Care Service

Postnatal Meals 

Petaling Jaya Postnatal Care Service

Postpartum Meals 

As the Chinese saying goes ‘Food is people’s paramount concern’,we have accepted the fact that food forms the main component of life. Food is especially important in  postnatal ladies as they need more nutrients to support their lactation needs and to replenish what that has lost. It is believed that women lost a lot of ‘heat’ in the process of giving birth thus their body became cold in the postpartum period. Therefore, postpartum diets focus a lot on taking ‘warm food’ and avoiding ‘cold food’. 

In traditional Chinese Medicine, warm and heaty food includes lamb, chicken, ginger, ginseng, sesame, red dates, Chinese rice wine etc. On the other hand, most vegetables and fruits are considered cold food. Traditionally, women are told not to take fresh vegetables and fruits, to take 1 chicken a day, to take food cooked with a lot of ginger and sesame oil in their diet and some even forbid postnatal mothers to drink water. This diet could be too heaty for some ladies causing some people to get fever. Diet lack of fibres and water may lead to problems like constipation as well. Thus many have slowly abandoned the old concept and started to find alternatives for a healthier, more scientific diet.

So, in Spink Confinement and Baby Care, we implement the modern medicine and dietetic concept in our confinement menu so that it will be more beneficial to our new mothers.

What are the principles of a modern confinement diet?

  • Take balanced diet consists of carbohydrates, proteins, dairy products, vegetables and fruits, fibres, fats and sweet (Based on food pyramid) 
  • Take 5-6 meals per day at adequate amount, avoid overeating
  • Take easily digestible food. 
  • Ensure adequate hydration. 
  • Take food helpful in breast milk secretion 
  • Avoid raw, uncooked food 
  • Avoid oily or spicy food 
  • Avoid hard food 
  • Avoid too salty food 
  • Avoid instant food or food high in MSG content

Confinement Diets

Of course, we are also aware of the new Chinese Medicine concept about confinement diets which are believed to be useful in postnatal recovery.  For example, giving appropriate nutrition based on stages of postpartum to ensure all the nutrients are properly absorbed. This theory has been widely accepted as a part of modern confinement care. 

So, what Are The Stages Of Postpartum Nutrition?

  • Stage 1: Metabolic Detoxification 
  • Aims to eliminate lochia, for wound healing and recovery  

  • Stage 2 :  Regain Vitality 
  • Aims to boost energy and increase breastmilk production 

  • Stage 3: Strengthen bones and kidneys : 
  • Aims to increase kidney function and reduce swelling

Herbal Tonic Soup Would Be Provided Daily

Herbal tonic soup would be provided daily based on the stages of postpartum to ensure best results. Our nourishing herbal soup is designed by experienced traditional chinese medicine practitioners with 60 years experience in the herbal medicine industry and is well known for its 42 days-postnatal herbal soup recipe. Drink herbal soup and get healthy with us!

Western and Japanese Food On Our Daily Menu

Of course, we know the taste of food matters too! So, in addition to dietician-designed healthy, nutritious meals, we also have our award-winning chefs prepare our confinement diets to satisfy our mother’s taste buds. We have a combination of Oriental food, Western and Japanese food on our daily menu.

Confinement Food Is Tasty

Our confinement aims to bring adequate nutrition to lactating mothers, provide nourishment by stages for the body to recover yet make sure the confinement food is tasty. In Spink Confinement and Baby Care, confinement diets don’t have to taste the same again!