So what's it's like to be in a confinement home and what do you even do there for 28 days? Been asked by countless of readers/ followers, friends and family members. To answer all of you one by one can be quite tiring (need to repeat so many times lol), so best i share my entire experience here on my blog so you guys can look it up anytime and anywhere easily :)
P/S: On the side note, i do apologize to my Muslim readers who are interested to try this place out for their confinement as the food served here are non halal, pork is used for some of the dishes. However i will let you guys know if i have found a halal confinement centre near future k? :)
The road to motherhood is definitely never an easy one, there's so many obstacle and changes we gotta face overnight and sometimes all we want to do is give up and sleep. I first discovered painful engorgement during my first week here at La Gracia as my milk supply suddenly increased tremendously and i did not pump it out on time as a result it harden on certain areas so warm compress or massage if needed to get it flowing again, just as you thought you can withstand any type of pain after giving birth, try having engorged breasts lol. I remember crying as the nurses tried their best to gently massage but yea learned how to do it myself in case it occurs again (now i set time reminders on my phone lol).
And midwife Michelle even taught me how to properly let Mariko latch on, prior to this i found breastfeeding agonizing and dread every moment of it because of the pain and even asked my friend for a lactation consultant contact because it came to the point i "beh tahan liao" :(
Also it turns out despite Mariko "looks" like she's latching on properly she's actually not getting enough milk hence her cranky behavior. After that breastfeeding is a breeze already, can't thank you guys enough for saving me from the pain T.T
How many of you actually know how to use hand to express milk? Because clearly i didn't till Amanda (one of the nurses) showed me that with proper technique and positioning milk would flow out easily. Takes a couple of times till i finally got a hang of it, seriously it's a life saver when you are trap at work and forgot to bring your pump out. Most of all i would like to thank them for giving me a break when i needed them the most, without that time out i might have suffered from exhaustion and stress.
Knowledgeable staffs available, CHECKED!
La Gracia Care Confinement Centre
No. 6. Jalan SS2/8A
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia