I would like to recommend my wonderful confinement lady, Jenny Low Siew Chin (tel no. +60136099588). I am currently having her in London for my first baby. Aunty Jenny is 55 years old and based in KL. She has had 11 years experience as a confinement lady, and has worked with many babies in Singapore, KL, Australia, Hong Kong, and Germany. As soon as Aunty Jenny arrived in my home after her 12 hour flight, she got to work immediately, organising foodstuff and herbs she brought personally from Malaysia (she did not charge me for them). I went into labour the night that she arrived, and during my stay in hospital, Aunty Jenny cooked for my husband and I so that we could have nutritious home cooked food in hospital. Being a new mum, it was a tedious task to learn breastfeeding. My breasts were very engorged in the first 2-3 weeks, but Aunty Jenny helped me by massaging to encourage milk release, and she also offered a lot of advice about what to expect in the next few weeks. She would wake me up for night feeds during the first 4 weeks, and then burp and change baby Sean so that I could go back to bed. She would serve me red date tea each time I was feeding, and encouraged me to rest when I could. If you have heard horror stories about confinement ladies and practices, fear not if you have Aunty Jenny! She is very modern and open-minded, and if there are certain practices you don’t intend to follow, she will be absolutely fine with it. I washed my hair on day 4 (I wasn’t going to last to 40 days). I voluntarily showered with some herbs I got (on day 3), and she was happy to boil that for me. I could wear what I liked (as opposed to long sleeves and socks traditionally). I could have gone out of the house after week 3, but I chose not to. Aunty Jenny is fantastic with the baby. She is gentle and very patient with him, and is able to calm him down with her Cantonese baby-chat. She is very diligent with changing nappies, and meticulous with applying nappy cream and QV cream after baths. After my confinement period, she started doing the night feeds with expressed milk so that my husband and I both sleep through the night. She understands the need for my husband and I to spend time together, so she gives us space and encourages us to go out while she looks after Sean at home. She believes in not spoiling babies by allowing them to self-soothe, which I agree with. However, if you would rather not let your baby cry for too long, she will pick him up if he cries (previous assignments). She does his laundry and some of ours too. I cannot go on enough about Aunty Jenny’s cooking! She doesn’t just cook good confinement food, but also local delicacies like nasi lemak, chicken rice, curry chicken, wat tan ho etc. Being overseas, she is a godsend for us! We love her marmite pork, fried chicken with smelly tofu, butter spare ribs, ma yau kai, lo mai fan, pork in vinegar, the list goes on. It feels like we are eating out everyday! She was very happy to cook every meal for my sister and in-laws while they were visiting from Malaysia, as well as friends who came to visit. She is extremely organised, and would prepare her cooking ingredients in the early hours of the morning while we were asleep so that she would be ready when baby was up, yet be able to cook our meals on time. I am never hungry when she is around, and have put on weight during confinement! When she has finished her work, she watches her Cantonese dramas on her iPad, or chats with me, which is welcomed company when I am at home. It has now been 6.5 weeks since she arrived, and we will have her for another 5.5 weeks. My friends and family have commented on how healthy and relaxed my husband and I look despite having a new baby, and I credit this to Aunty Jenny. She has become like a part of our family, and I am not looking forward to the day she leaves. I cannot recommend a more honest, reliable, uncalculating and trustworthy confinement lady to look after my baby. After having her, I wonder why people talk about “surviving confinement” as I enjoyed mine. Her good work is so evident that even my friend who came to visit has booked her for 2 months for her confinement next year. Feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more details.