This is a discussion on y cannt drink plain water during confinement period? within the Confinement Period forum, part of the You and Your Family category; as above.. thanks all mummies xD...
as above.. thanks all mummies xD
can drink but not so much ........ anything for confinement is special ........ food ........ drinks ..........
During my confinement then... I drank a special brew of red, black and I think blue dates (special kind) + tender mother's love for an entire week. Believe this helps in curbing water retention coz I didn't suffer any water retention.
But my sis didn't coz' she said... old folks' tale and chose not to drink and suffered.
Uhm.. think about it?
Last edited by choiceessentials; 23-05-2009 at 02:06 AM.
Urm, not true ... all my confinement i drink water ...
Initially I thought I would never be able to survive with plain water... But my mum told me that if I drink plain water, my face will bloat... (wonder if she is trying to scare me). But of cos, she won. She managed to scare me, so I drank the red date, black date, tang shen, longan + dont know what tea the whole one month. Then when I first sip on plain water after that, I felt weird. It's like plain water is so disgusting.. lol...
The red dates and logan drink my mother in law only make for me once a week.. For the rest of the days, i drionl plain water..
CAN DRINK.but not too much......................
i also dont know reason why... be it water retention... or plain water alot air... many reasons...
just b queen during confinement okiiiiii..
i drank lots of water in the first month cos i was very thirsty (breastfeeding) and hot and perspiring all the time.
good that i drank so much cos my complexion was so clear, and i didn't have any prob moving my bowels.
I also drank red dates, but not so much cos i found them too sweet.
I also have the red dates + longan + ginger drink thru out during my confinement. My mother in law asked me not to have plain water during my confinement cos she said will cause water retention. And your tummy will be very flabby.. Not too sure how true it is.. But I did drink plain water as well but MUST be WARM water loh.
But the assistant at my gynae said for breastfeeding, you need to have more intake of fluid.. If not, you wont have enough supply of breast milk.
From what I know is during confinement if you drink plain water, your tummy will not be "flatten" meaning your tummy will still be there n look like though you r still preg. They call it water tummy.
Also plain water is quite "cooling" so advise is not to take. I took the red dates water everyday through out the 1 whole month.
I agree with Loonshi.
My dad and "elders" warn me too not to drink plain water during confinement as tummy will "water swell" (in chinese)..
very hard to be flat after that.
So is better to play safe
no one tell me cannot drink water. my IL only give me 3 cups of red dates to drink everyday.so i no choice have to drink water during my confinement. now i cnt get rid of my bloated stomach.
My CL encouraged me to drink lots of plain water! Especially if you're breastfeeding you'll definitely need to replenish a lot of fluids. I also had the red dates/longan drink. CL made probably 2-3 litres a day. So I will alternate between that and plain water. It's also good to drink water before, during & after you breastfeed because it helps with milk production.
I drank lots of water too and my tummy is no where near bloated. I had only 500ml of longan red dates tea during my confinement everyday.
My sister after gavebirth her doctor told her drink more water so that her milk supply will come out alot ( she bf her daughter from birth till 2 years. My confinment period i cant drink water, in the end i cant bf my baby
Also after i drank longanreddatewater
I've got throut pain (so dry) and pain in my throut. My father in law keep insistme todrink. But i justsaid sorry icant drink it, ( you want me lost my entire voice?) lol
In the first few days my mum made the water brewed from fried brown rice n ginger, and the red date longan tea. The former was kinda too heaty for me.. I had ulcers n itchy throat n it's quite a torture as I cannot cough if not the stitching may be affected adversely.. Already slight cough cause the wound to hurt... So after first week I just have the latter. I told my mum I wanted to take water cos I need lots of fluid for breastfeeding n I'm becoming heaty with ulcers, but she doesn't allow... So what I do is dilute the hot red date longan tea (my mother make n put in thermo flask) with plain water and drink it warm.
I dont like my father in law he so kpo and buy some more longan & dates at chinatown. I'm confinment not him some he said drink more good for you.
You guess what? I cant have bf for my baby cos of that i start pain in my throat. Then i email my doctor, he said i must drink more water cos it will help you get more bf for me baby.
Vomit blood with my father in law
Sigh, my own mother also doesn't allow me to drink plain water told her I'm breastfeeding feel dehydrated, she just tell me drink more red dates longan tea...
i drank lots of plain water so far so good.
i believe you can and should drink plain water during confinement.
I am husband doing confinement for my wife, and after doing a lot of research for her on the topic of confinement,
I strongly believe and encourage her to drink lots of water as I saw her lose a lot of blood during her delivery.
We are going through our first week of confinement, and I can tell she is recovering quite quickly.
Her swollen legs, and the water retention she is so worried about has already subsided.
I am not a doctor, but I know that water retention usually occurs due to lack of water inside the body, thus the need to retain it. (ironic isn't it?) but thats how the body functions.
If you sit down to think logically, the red dates, longans, dang gui, and gou qi (wolf berries), what are they cooked in? Water right? Do you think that these things are absorbed into the blood stream? No. LOL
However, it is good to drink this traditional Chinese drink as all these 4 main ingredients contain A LOT, of anti-oxidants,as well as vitamins, which thus actually boosts your immunity system during this period of time which you are very weak.
Hope my findings help.
My confinement is over n I survived on the red date longan tea... But I always add water to it to dilute and increase vol of fluid intake.. Irony is on the first 2-3 days I actually drank plain water while still in hospital right after delivery.. So I asked my mum I drank in first few days and im totally fine so why cannot just let me drink.. But she insisted so aiya just follow since I was doing confinement at my parents' place..
I never hrd about the plain water issues before but i was only told not to drink cold drinks during confinement.. Didn't drink all those dates, longan drinks etc etc too cos my in law n parents never gave me.
But I believe drinking plain water is good as
It helps in clearing your system n especially if you r breastfeeding ..