Hartzell wrote:There are "centers" that provide all the necessary food, lodging, etc. for the one month (or five week) period this involves.
Check around and find a good "center" which takes care of these things, most of them are run like a HOTEL. Interview some of the mommies there about what they think. Then make arrangements to "check in" as soon as you bring the newborn back from the hospital.
Give your wife a break.
EddieG wrote:That my wife doesn't believe in all that stuff is what makes me confident in our marriage.
I know her. Once again that's why I'm confident in our marriagemarasan wrote:EddieG wrote:That my wife doesn't believe in all that stuff is what makes me confident in our marriage.
I'm sure you know your wife better than anyone else, but from my experience of having an Asian mother and now an Asian wife, I would be very surprised if she really "doesn't believe in all that stuff"!
True. But my wife doesn't act like that which also makes me happy. And she eats what she wants, good tasty food with scientifically proven value to mothers.StuartCa wrote:believing in something & doing it are two different things in Taiwan. I wouldn't say my wife believes in this stuff but why temp fate. Besides which why not let them rest and eat the food they want. you never know there may be something in it
Dragonbones wrote:My guess is that nutrition was formerly poor, and it is hard to produce adequate breast milk (and recover from the blood loss and general trauma during labor) without proper nutrition and some rest.
We get more than enough nutrition nowadays, though, so other than a slight adjustment to ensure adequate protein, calcium, fluids and iron, and to make sure all meats are fresh and nitrate-free (no ham, bacon or sausages!), most of the traditional practices of the sitting month are unnecessary IMO.
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