Dietitian-Guided Fusion & Chinese Confinement Meals: How Tian Wei Signature helps New Mothers with Recovery & Lactation
The first 30 days after delivery, also known as the confinement period, is a time for your body to rest and recuperate from childbirth. A balanced diet during confinement is the key to replenishing your body’s stores, especially if you are breastfeeding. Confinement meals are specially crafted to ensure that your body receives enough nutrients to recalibrate your body. These foods are usually rich in protein and iron, include ‘warm’ herbs like old ginger that promote blood circulation and contain lactation-boosting ingredients like papaya to boost breast milk supply.
All mummies would know about popular confinement dishes like black vinegar pig trotters to purge ‘wind’ from the body or comforting favourites like green papaya fish soup to boost milk production. But confinement meals don’t have to be limited to just these staples. At Tian Wei Signature, delight your tastebuds with Chinese-Japanese or even Chinese-Mediterranean cuisines that retain the use of traditional confinement ingredients.
No More Boring Confinement Meals
Tian Wei Signature offers a wide array of appetising confinement meals crafted by an award-winning chef, and their menu comprises of the usual traditional dishes to innovative fusion pairings. Here’s a peek at some of their appetizing signature dishes that you can look forward to.
Traditional confinement foods
Featuring some of their signature dishes that are well-loved by mummies, these favourites are warm, MSG-free and nutritionally delicious.
Braised Pork Trotter in Black Vinegar
Health benefits: This dish uses a lot of old ginger which contains herbal properties to dispel ‘wind’ and regulate blood circulation. Black vinegar can also purify the blood and cleanse the arteries.
Sesame Braised Chicken
Health benefits: Sesame oil is a classic confinement dish as it is ‘warming’ and helps dispel ‘wind’ from the body. This nourishing dish can improve blood circulation and builds up strength and vitality.
Steamed Threadfin Fillet with Ginger Broth and Black Fungus
Health benefits: Threadfin helps to boost breast milk supply and this nourishing dish also incorporates ingredients like ginger (dispel ‘wind’) and black fungus (nourishes stomach, lungs and liver).
Fusion confinement foods
Be delighted by a tasty surprise in every bite as Tian Wei Signature’s award-winning head chef, Chef Eugene takes your palate on a culinary journey with Japanese, Taiwanese and Mediterranean-inspired dishes in the third and fourth weeks’ menu. Tian Wei Signature is reinventing classic confinement meals using traditional confinement ingredients with these signature dishes.
Tian Wei Signature Coq Au Vin
Health benefits: Braised in a red wine sauce, this ingredient raises the levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol and it is rich in antioxidants that may help prevent heart disease and inflammation.
Seared Salmon with Cauliflower Cream and Tri-Coloured Grains
Health benefits: Salmon is rich in fatty acids like Omega-3 and essential minerals, making it a choice confinement food for mothers. If you are breastfeeding, consuming more salmon increases the concentration of essential minerals (EPA and DHA) in your breast milk.
Kurobuta Pork Loin with Apple Mirin Sauce and Spaghetti
Health benefits: Pork Loin is naturally rich in “Conjugated Linolic Acid” (CLA) which can improve heart health and prevent cancer and is a preferred choice of protein for confinement meals.
Confinement Herbal Soup
Their menu features over 44 unique nourishing soups from classic favourites to modern variations. These herbal soups are brewed from recipes originating from
Traditional Chinese Medicinal theories on Yin Yang (阴阳) and the balance of ‘Qi’(气) to help mummies nourish the blood, enhance breast milk supply and increase vitality.
Fenugreek Green Papaya Fish Soup (青木瓜鱼汤)
Health benefits: Green papaya is a key ingredient in boosting breast milk supply, and also reduces inflammation and improves your digestive health.
Ginseng Nourishing Soup (人参大补炖汤)
Health benefits: Strengthens the body’s immunity and promotes digestion.
Recommended for physically weak mothers who also experience loss of appetite.
End your meal with a satisfyingly nutritious dessert with over 17 unique choices!
Snow Fungus Peach Resin Hashima Dessert
Health benefits: Peach resin is rich in collagen to recover the loss of essential nutrients during childbirth and promotes beautiful skin.
Papaya White Fungus Dessert
Health benefits: White fungus accelerates wound healing and aids in collagen production for plump and beautiful skin.
Increase Breast Milk Supply Naturally
Did you know that breast milk supply can be improved by consuming these lactation-boosting ingredients? Tian Wei Signature has a range of dishes that contains these beneficial ingredients to aid in increasing breast-milk production. Be sure to include these lactogenic ingredients in your next confinement meals:
100% Natural Flavour In Every Bite
Each dish at Tian Wei Signature is prepared with zero MSG and what you’re tasting is 100% natural flavours from the ingredients. This is only possible with the long hours of preparation for every dish to boost its flavours without additives or artificial flavouring.
Tian Wei Signature also incorporates many traditional Chinese confinement ingredients that can help speed up the recuperating process. Read on to discover the health benefits of these ingredients and how they can be incorporated into your confinement meals.
Protects the body from rheumatism and body aches
Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial
Included in Tian Wei Signature’s:
Braised Pork Trotter in Black Vinegar ● Red Fermented Wine Chicken
Boost immune system
Included in every meal ordered from any Tian Wei Signature package:
Each meal comes with 1 litre of Red Date tea delivered in a thermal flask that stays warm for up to 6 hours.
Improves blood circulation
Suppresses wind in the body
Rich in Tyrosine (an amino acid with mood-lifting benefits)
Included in Tian Wei Signature’s: Sesame Braised Chicken
Improves blood circulation
Suppresses wind in the body
Rich in Tyrosine (an amino acid with mood-lifting benefits)
Include in Tian Wei Signature’s:
Dispel Blood Tonic Herbal Soup
Ginseng Nourishing Soup
Blood Nourishing Soup
Tian Wei Signature: Hassle-Free Confinement Meals
Instead of having to trouble a loved one or hire a confinement nanny to spend hours in the kitchen preparing your confinement meals, consider going with a confinement caterer to get nutritious and warm meals delivered straight to your doorstep.
With over 100 nutritious and lactation-friendly dishes, Tian Wei Signature‘s menu is specially curated by their in-house dietitian who carefully reviews every meal to ensure that they are well-balanced and nutritious to support a mother’s recovery and lactation.
Tian Wei Signature also packs every meal in biodegradable containers that are chemical-free and environmental-friendly, along with thermal flasks to keep your soups and drinks warm for up to 6 hours.
Can’t have ginger or vinegar in your food? Tian Wei Signature has you covered. Every meal from Tian Wei Signature can be customised to meet your dietary concerns and preferences. Their ‘Special request’ list even allows you to opt-out of staples such as Pork Trotters Vinegar (猪脚醋) or Hong Zhao chicken (红糟鸡) so that you can save your stomach for other interesting items on their menu.
Tian Wei Signature remains the choice meal package of expectant mothers to maintain a healthy diet while ensuring a healthy, well-nourished post-pregnancy recovery. Get started on your confinement culinary journey today with TianWei Signature!
What to Expect at The Clover Suites – Singapore’s Boutique Postpartum Confinement Experience
The Clover Suites is the first boutique hotel concept that caters exclusively to mothers and babies. Billing itself as an integrated wellness haven, mummies can check in to this confinement centre for a luxury confinement experience in the quaint Siglap area.
Perfect for first-time mothers who want to take their mind off postpartum recovery and not have to worry about confinement meals or routines, The Clover Suites is your one-stop confinement service centre and it’s all just a check-in away!
A luxury confinement experience
The main reception area is decked in calming, minimalistic woody tones as you check in to one of the nine spacious luxury suites on the level 2, 3 and 4.
Each suite comes with an en-suite bathroom, wardrobe, pantry/study table and a mini freezer. Guests are entitled to complimentary Wi-Fi throughout their stay.
The rooms are decked with full-length French windows to allow abundant natural sunlight to stream in so that you can enjoy the outdoors in the comfort of your room. The Clover Suites uses a very muted colour palette of white and green to create a calming and relaxing atmosphere.
Everything in the room is conveniently accessed via remote control, from the blackout curtains to the air conditioners and even the smart TV. The TV has also been pre-installed with Netflix, HBO, YouTube and many other channels for your viewing pleasure.
The en-suite bathroom is outfitted with a backlit beauty mirror, glass-enclosed shower area and in-house quality bathroom amenities. There is also an emergency call button right beside the toilet to alert the staff if there are any problems.
The rooms are cleaned every day and dirty towels are replaced daily, along with the toiletries which are replenished regularly.
Exploring the Premium Services Offered at The Clover Suites
The Café Lounge at Level 2
Confinement meals are the most important part of postpartum recovery, and the team of dedicated in-house chefs and dietician at The Clover Suites are committed to serving up nourishing confinement meals during your stay.
There will be five meals served throughout the day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and supper. All meals are carefully calibrated by their in-house dietician to ensure that mummies are getting the nourishment needed to recover their strength and boost milk production.
In addition to this, beverages are available throughout the day, such as water and red dates tea which helps replenish ‘qi’ in the body.
Luxurious Spa Sessions at Level 4
This whole floor is dedicated to pampering sessions for mummies with treatment rooms that boasts a full range of service from facials to herbal hair washes. All guests are entitled to postnatal massages, premium facial and herbal hair wash as per room type/package during your stay.
Mothers are generally discouraged from washing their hair after giving birth as you may catch a cold or migraine when the ‘wind’ enters your body. Instead, herbal hair washes are recommended to purge ‘wind’ from your body while relieving mild swelling and pain. While this is usually troublesome to prepare by yourself, the staff would have all these ready during your stay at The Clover Suites for a relaxing shower. Herbal hair washes are also complemented with a head massage that works wonders for blood circulation and prevents postpartum hair loss.
24-hour Professional Nursing and Baby Care at Level 3
Not sure when and how to nurse your little ones? This floor has a dedicated nursing team with outstanding training from Thompson Medical Centre to provide your little ones with round-the-clock nursing care, so that you can focus on recovery without having to worry about the little things. This attentive team will attend to your baby’s every need from feeding to changing diapers and even bath time. Especially for first-time moms, the nursing team will happily share their expertise when it comes to essential baby-care knowledge such as breastfeeding.
All you need to do is focus on mother-baby bonding time during breastfeeding and the dedicated nannies are there to help you ensure that your baby is well taken care of the rest of the time while you focus on recuperating. Whenever you feel like bonding with your baby, just head on over to the Nursery on level 3 to enjoy some quality bonding time.
Save Those Precious Memories
All stays at The Clover Suites include a professional baby photography session by Studio Memory to preserve the precious memories of your bundle of joy before they grow up. The best part of this is the hassle-free process as everything will be arranged by The Clover Suites, from props to outfits. The photo negatives will be shared with you to look back on these precious moments for years to come.
Collaboration with Baby Steps Medical
Does my baby have jaundice? Is it normal for my baby’s umbilical cord stump to bleed a little? Is my baby’s crying due to hunger or colic? With all these medical questions and concerns that mothers may have, when should you be calling a doctor?
You no longer have to worry about troubleshooting these medical issues by yourself as The Clover Suites is dedicated to offering holistic health care for your little ones with weekly visits by an experienced team of doctors from Baby Steps Medical. The team is specially trained to manage your newborn’s health care needs and address any common health issues to give you peace of mind. A complimentary first screening for jaundice will also be done during your baby’s stay at The Clover Suites.
Is it worth it to stay at the confinement centre?
It will typically cost you between $3,000 to $4,500 to hire a confinement nanny, and that is not even including additional costs like ang pows, ingredients for confinement meals and higher electricity bills due to excessive washing and cooking. On top of that, there are also costs involved when going for postpartum massages or herbal hair washes.
It may be worth checking into The Clover Suites to enjoy a luxurious stay at an all-inclusive confinement centre. Prices start from $6,888 for 14 days, making a choice consideration for your postpartum confinement period when considering the cost involved of confinement at home with a nanny.
First-Class Service at an Affordable Price
The Clover Suites combines the best of a luxury staycation with your confinement experience and is tailored to suit your postpartum needs. From crafted confinement meals to premium spa facilities and a dedicated team that is available 24/7 to take care of you and your baby, you can enjoy peace of mind to focus your wellbeing and recovery.
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