One of the most aggravating memory I had when I gave birth to Eu 5 years ago was the conversation I had with the Paediatrician at the clinic where I delivered her.
“Is there anyone who can help you check if the baby turns yellow?“
Perhaps I looked blank – as anyone would I think when asked such a dumb question – that he repeated his question with an annoyed tone. The first of his many ways that say only one thing – poor people skill.
Needless to say, I was glad when the clinic engaged another Paediatrician who is kind and patient that the kids absolutely liked her.
But the point is of this post is – jaundice.
Recently I came to know of a few friends whose babies came down with jaundice after birth. And I thought for the benefit of other expecting mothers who might not know of this method, I would like to share my mother’s tip to prevent jaundice.
I have never asked her where she learn this technique from but thanks to her, none of my children had jaundice.
When I was expecting Eu, she had some mengkudu bush growing in her garden as that was also the time when everyone was raving about the health benefits of this fruit.
All she did was boil the leaves and used the cooled water to bath my girls – specifically to prevent jaundice.
I cannot promise that this is a guaranteed way but it worked for my all girls so perhaps it is worth a try. By the way, she also bought a lot of herbs to bath the girls with – and one of the most interesting one was what the Chinese physician claimed will ensure that the girls never get any pimples!