I was at a blur what to buy for my confinement nanny to cook. Thank God I can ask my confinement centre, and this is what Alice faxed to me.
Being non Chinese speaking, it is quite hard to ask people what to buy and then go to the chinese herb store to buy them, as I won’t know whether what the chinese physician recommend would be the things the confinement nanny want. So it’s really easy to have this list, which I brought to the shop last week. There are some things on the list that Mdm Tan from the shop cut off, saying they are not suitable for confinement nowadays. And then she added her own list of herbs for soup for 12 days. These herbs alone take her 2 days to pack.
When the bill comes, it was definitely not funny.
I seriously doubt I can finish all these during confinement..I don’t really want to either! Depending on the baby, some herbs might not be suitable during breastfeeding. Plus, I have a huge pack of Kacangma herbs from Kuching courtesy of Li-ann and Aylwin which I’ll have to teach the confinement nanny how to cook if she doesn’t know how. I also found this blog about how to cook Kacangma in pictures…