October 17, 2017
Troubled Mom: I’m currently in my confinement month and my mother in law would like me to wake up every morning at 5am to eat to help with breast milk production. But I’m really tired to do that, what can I do?
CheckCheckCin: So what is this morning meal about? It’s a Cantonese health tradition to eat between 3am and 5am, especially for ladies after giving birth, to replenish vital energy, nourish qi and dispel cold. When your qi and blood are strong then your breast milk production will naturally be good. But it is not easy to wake up so early to eat. So from a Chinese medicine perspective, is it more important to have this morning meal or to have enough rest?