After Labor or Berpantang Tips

Most women in our society love to practice self-abstinence or berpantang (in Bahasa Melayu) after birthing their child and it is indeed the right choice. This is because postpartum abstinence is very necessary to ensure that the mother’s body is able to recover and heal as usual. In labor, you lost a part of yourself. However, it is up to you on whether you want to use the modern way of abstinence or the traditional way of abstinence, as long as it is done correctly. All the ways, steps and tips must be done correctly. 

First: Postpartum Abstinence

For mothers who are in this modern age, the issue of postpartum abstinence is one of the issues that certainly raises a dilemma in themselves. Do you want to practice the abstinence tips of the ancients or abstain according to the advice of today’s physicians?

Along with the lifestyle of today’s science and technology age, the advancement of medical science is indeed undeniable. Before, like back in the day, it was very difficult for us to get information about health. But now, everything is at your fingertips. With just one click, we can get a variety of authentic health info.

Second: Eat Good Nutritional Foods For Your Postpartum Status

Mothers who abstain after childbirth need nutrients from nutritious food. The Ministry of Health (MOH) recommends that the best food intake is according to this measure – a quarter plate of carbohydrates, a quarter plate of protein, half a plate is vegetables and fruits.

Fish, poultry, meat and eggs are high in protein and are essential for the repair of body tissues.

Vegetables and fruits also contain fiber to prevent constipation. In addition, to replace blood lost after childbirth and speed up wound healing, vitamins such as Vitamins A, B1, B2 and B6, and C, folic acid, iron and mineral salts (such as potassium) contained in vegetables and fruits can help. If the mother’s food is tabooed or restricted with only white rice and dried fish or anchovies, the mother’s nutrition is clearly inadequate.

However, if mothers have allergies to certain foods or the digestive system is not compatible with certain foods, those foods should be avoided.

Third: Period of Abstinence or Berpantang After Labor

After giving birth, there is a period where women need long and meticulous care to keep the body healthy and strong again. This period is called the ‘abstinence period’ and it varies depending on the race, tradition and level of health of a woman’s body. In our society, particularly in the Malays, this period usually lasts for 44 days or 100 days – depending on the choice.

Fourth: Active And Don’t Be Lazy To Exercise

Don’t get me wrong, you may not need to continue exercising for a day, a week or a month after you give birth. Instead, get expert advice on the right time for you to get back active to keep your body fit. However it is very important that you do not do high-intensity exercise. Start by walking or jogging around the house area or park.

For mothers, if you can’t afford to breastfeed all the time, opt for Breast Pump Malaysia

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