/ 09 May 2023

An Eastern concept takes off…

newborn baby, baby, mother, postpartum
Image: Sergio Santos via Wikimedia Commons

‘Postpartum confinement’ might not sound like a great time, but a Chinese method of chillaxing for new mothers and their babies – officially known as ‘zuo yue zi’, or ‘sitting the month’ – is taking off in Western countries. The method has new mums stay home for 1 month after giving birth to allow their bodies time to recover. And here’s the kicker… During that month, a ‘pui yuet’ – or a ‘confinement nanny’ – spends time caring for the mum by cooking and helping her with breastfeeding, along with giving massages/body wraps and lessons on how to care for the baby. The problem is that hiring a pui yuet and participating in zuo yue zi can be mega expensive. Or you can dig in and roll with it – it’s up to you…

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