Having a baby is a life-changing experience, and it's important to take care of your health during the postpartum period. Eating nutritious confinement food is essential for recovery and breastfeeding, and surprisingly, it can also be tasty. Here are 6 Chinese food recipes to boost your postpartum immunity.
Alcohol is usually cooked and, therefore, the taste of wine and its benefits are still preserved, but not the alcohol itself. If you had a cesarean section, start using alcohol in the kitchen in the third week of confinement, at least that's what my mother did.
Cooked long-grain or jasmine white rice — 2 cups
Chopped chicken fillets — 260 g
Pork liver — 320 g thinly sliced
Pork trotters — 1 whole (1.2 kg cut into smaller pieces)
Young ginger — 200 g (sliced)
One of the most popular dishes in Chinese confinement food is pork leg cooked with ginger and vinegar. This dish is as common as it is with confinement food recipes, courtesy of its great nutritional support are abundant proteins.
Apart from this dish, the confinement food menu was also adapted to help speed up the mother's recovery from her “weakened body”. It contains ginger and rice wine which are known for their anti-inflammatory active ingredients rich in fibre and protein, making it an ideal food for confinement.
Include dietary fiber in your diet as it is not uncommon for people to become constipated during confinement due to less activity and also a myth that vegetables should not be eaten during confinement. There are also recipes for breastfeeding confinement foods to help mothers increase breast milk supply.
Getting back in shape after childbirth might be your primary goal, but having nutritious food for confinement and staying healthy should be your top priority for natural birth, cesarean section, or after a miscarriage.
This special diet is made up of confinement foods aimed at specific functions such as dispelling the “wind” from the body, calming the heat, increasing blood circulation, increasing the mother's milk supply, revitalizing strength, etc.
It seems to me that having confinement foods is useful for my recovery and breastfeeding, and surprisingly I also find them tasty. Moms, or anyone who needs a boost of the immune system can benefit from these recipes.