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Should a mother be in confinement of her month-long postpartum rest and recuperation? I am a man, and I just cannot tell, but there are different attitudes toward the issue between my wife and my daughter.
Yesterday, my daughter was released by the hospital just one day after her delivery. No sooner had she got back to home and found her one of her cats, Raisin, was vomiting, than she drove it to see an animal doctor. In the meantime, my wife was busy preparing "postpartum (vegetaian) meal" for my daughter, in accordance with traditional Chinese belief and recipe.
I guess in the past, especially in the days of hardship and scarcity, average Chinese people were poor and somewhat malnourished. Those postpartum women may need some kinds of regimen to recover from laborious delivering, and food is the only mainstay in such a recovery. But I think some other taboos, e.g. not allowed to wash hair within a month, may not sound plausible.
Now time has changed. Though food is no longer the only remedy for helping recover from delivery, sweetie, you have to take adequate rest as possible as you can and take the regimen meal that your mother makes for you. It is the mind that really matters.
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