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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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Whether it’s your first, second, or third time in confinement, there isn’t anything in the world that is warmer, more inviting, or more looked-forward to than when you’re finally allowed to have a good, clean shower. 

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家里增添新成员确实令人雀跃不已,然而,对初为人父母者而言,照顾新生儿可一点儿也不简单,对比较有经验的家长也是如此。这是因为每一位宝宝都是独一无二的,肯定为你带来全新的育婴体验。

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Lemongrass is a household spice usually found in many kinds of Malaysian cooking like rendang, curries, pandan lemongrass drinks, and more. In particular, lemongrass tea is made by boiling or steeping lemongrass in some hot water. It is highly beneficial to health with its antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, anti-hyperlipidemic, anti-hypercholesterolemic, sedative, antipyretic, and diaphoretic properties.

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School is now back in session for most of the kids in Malaysia. But saying that parents are not worried about sending their children back to school would be a huge understatement, especially with the current COVID-19 situation in the country causing some schools to close back down again.

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As parents, you’re the one responsible for keeping your tiny human safe once you bring them back home. It is best to look into babyproofing your home a few months before the arrival of your bundle of joy, but where do you even start?

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Those itchy red blotches on your baby’s skin are called baby rash. They could be heat rash, drool rash, or nappy rash.

A rash is defined as any red eruption of the skin. Though it starts out itchy, it can quickly turn painful and bloody if not immediately taken care of.

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Fever is not an illness in itself, but it is a symptom that the body is busy fighting off an infection. It can be quite concerning for parents when their newborn baby is warmer to the touch than usual. How should parents deal with their newborn baby’s fever?

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