October 15, 2017
No regular water during confinement month?
You often hear elders say that during your period or confinement month post birth, you cannot drink regular water or touch ‘raw water’. The claim is that cold will enter so you can only drink fried rice water, ginger water or tonic soups. In reality it is important to drink according to your body constitution. These drinks may not be suitable if you are experiencing heat related symptoms such as hemorrhoids, canker sores, or night sweating. Breastfeeding mothers also need to ensure they have enough fluid intake and it’s always good to have mild-natured rice water and soups. However, it is important that women post labor avoid cold drinks and raw/cold foods.