Puerperal period after birth is our traditional feature, in order to protect the baby and allow the maternal to have a good environment and enough time to recover. However, for most young mothers, after the birth of their babies, they are not accustomed to changing their roles from pregnant women to mothers, so they will begin to be troubled by various customs of motherhood.
Monthly period is definitely the dirtiest period in many mothers’lives. After all, many taboos on mothers are about personal hygiene. Experienced mothers have said that these “month customs” really make people feel collapsed, almost to the point of numbness when they think about it. Let’s see if you’ve won?
1. Can’t you brush your teeth in a month?
Traditionally, brushing a mother’s teeth can cause toothache, soreness, loosening or even falling off. But that’s exactly the opposite of scientific puerperium.
Novice mothers eat a lot of high-protein and high-sugar food every day. If they don’t brush their teeth, food residues can’t be removed in time. The residual mouth will increase the incidence of dental caries, periodontitis and other oral diseases. The direct manifestation is halitosis, and even toothache, gum bleeding, and even loose and falling teeth.
So, brush your teeth in the month in particular! It is recommended that you rinse your mouth more after eating, brush your teeth at least twice in the morning and evening, brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush and warm water, so as to prevent the irritation of water temperature to your teeth and gums.
2. Can’t you wash your hair in a month?
The term “month” refers to the period from the end of childbirth to six weeks after delivery. Traditionally, babies are not allowed to wash their hair or bathe after birth, otherwise they are susceptible to wind and will suffer when they get old.
Even pregnant mothers who haven’t experienced it know that motherhood without showering and shampooing is full of “flavor”. How many women nowadays do not bathe every day, and how many are petty cleanliness. How uncomfortable it is to not bathe or shampoo for six weeks.
In the lunar phase, not only bathe, but also wash well and carefully. Because of the special postpartum physical condition, the frequent discharge of lochia and sweating will make the maternal body dirty and germ-producing. Every day with a smell and close contact with the baby, I am afraid that the bacteria will be transmitted to the baby. Therefore, not only should the postpartum take a bath seriously, but also change clothes frequently.
Postpartum lochia, especially pay attention to cleaning the perineum, with warm boiling water to properly clean the vulva, and to change pads to keep clean and dry, to avoid increasing the risk of puerperal infection.
Mothers with spontaneous births can take a shower when they are able to get out of bed and regain their strength after delivery, while mothers with caesarean section can wipe their bodies first, not rush to take a bath, and it’s not too late for their bodies to recover further. After bathing, you should dry your body and hair in time to avoid catching cold.
Puerperium is the key period for the recovery of the puerpera, and it is also the period of intimate contact with the baby. If the custom of motherhood is unreasonable, it should be abandoned. Scientific puerperium is of great significance to maternal and infant health care.