Times have changed since when people used to gather herbs on their own for making their own herbal drinks, soups, and solutions. Now, everything is about convenience, efficiency, and effectiveness. Similarly, a lot of taboos that surround confinement are actually based on less-than-ideal living conditions back in the days.

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October is breast cancer awareness month

One of the most common forms of cancer affecting women in Malaysia is breast cancer. Approximately 1 out of every 19 females develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Although breast cancer predominantly affects women, males may also get it too, but at a significantly lower percentage than women.

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Pregnant women use up a lot of energy and also lose a lot of blood when giving birth. It isn’t unusual for them to look pale and tired after a few intense hours on the delivery bed. Besides the painful aftermath of childbirth, their body is also learning to produce breastmilk for the first time, which means that their confinement diet should consist of more essential nutrients than before.

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