Ok, time for me to blog about this amazing place. The confinement centre which I've stayed for 28days - BONDA VILLA
Bonda Villa is the first breastfeeding friendly confinement centre in Malaysia, which explained why I choose to come here in the first place. I am determined to breastfeed my baby this time, 100% breastfeed. I am so ready to sacrifice my sleep, my boobs and my freedom. See? Isn't Mother the greatest
Sons (when you are big enough to understand and if you happen to read this): Treasure your mother, ok? Endure all her nagging and fussiness when she is old because you know what? Your crying and fussiness when you were a baby is 100x more jia lat than what you are facing now.
Anyway......back to the topic ya :)
I went straight to the confinement centre after I've discharged from the hospital. Was warmly greeted by Gina Yong at the doorstep. By the way, Gina is a Certified Lactation Consultant and also a founder/CEO of Bonda Villa along with 2 other friends.
This is my room. Room no. 3
A Getha queen-sized bed with 4 comfy pillows and one nursing pillow. Isn't this nice? Just like staying in one of those resort/hotel.
This picture is more professional taken (picture from Bonda Villa Facebook website)
Baby changing station... (by the way, they provided Buds toiletries for baby)
The washroom. My very own washroom :) with a bathtub. Too bad, I can't use it.
Mummy's toiletries provided by Bonda Villa. Esmeria Organics body and haircare product :)
A classic baby cot. I seldom use this at night as Caven is co sleeping with me. Easier for me to keep an eyes on him and to breastfeed at night. But still, I love this baby cot.
This is Caven sleeping in it during daytime....snugly wrapped up. He just sleep better when I swaddled him.
Now let's talk about food. Yum yum.....
Caution: don't say I didn't warn you. Delicious pictures ahead, just don't lick the screen, k?
In Bonda Villa, they served 6 meals per day. Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon dessert, dinner and supper. Doesn't feel hungry at all. For the first few days, I had my meals in my room - 'On the bed' style.
My first dinner. Had it on my bed :)
Black bean soup, organic brown rice, dry curry pork slice, vege and an apple
And every other meal that served....
Dinner: Forgot-what-soup, organic brown rice, chicken wine, vege and grapes
Chicken wine with black fungus and ginger. NICE........
Afternoon dessert: Black glutinous rice with red bean.
Afternoon dessert: White fungus with sweet potatoes.
Afternoon dessert: Papaya with white fungus and a slice of banana cake.
Breakfast: Blueberry pancake with milo
Breakfast: Fried meehoon with fuchok
Breakfast: A bowl of tangyuen (glutinous rice balls) with longan. This was served during winter solstice day. So thoughtful right? :)
Breakfast: Mee suah with fried egg with ginger, with a baby sleep at the back :)
Breakfast: Organic cereal comes with pine nuts, raisins and cranberries
and a cup of organic soy milk
One of the soup served - Chinese lotus soup with peanuts
Dinner: Black pepper salmon. Wuhoooo!!
And this is the main highlight during my stay there. My eyes nearly popped out when I saw it on our dining table.
Buddha jumping over the wall!!
There are chicken, abalone, scallops, cordyceps, mushrooms and pig stomach in the soup.
Honestly, I never had this before in my life. It was really sweet and flavourful. Geng stuffs. Good stuffs. And I had it in confinement centre. :p
Beside awesome foods and room, all the post-natal nurses are really friendly. 24 hours room service. They help you bathing the baby, changing wet nappies, burping, soothing and taking care of the baby at night outside your room so that you can have plenty of rest. When it's time to feed, they will bring the baby to you again.
Gina and Shirley helped me alot in breastfeeding my baby. And yes, like everybody else, I'm so doubtful of myself initially (I have milk ka? I really have milk ka?) and a few bumps and hiccups with Caven's poor latching, low milk supply, no poos from Caven for 1 week which scared the hell out of me and sore nipples. With Gina's advices, I managed to pull through all that and successfully 100% breastfeed Caven. Now, I'm still breastfeed him and love his 'milk drunk' face everytime after feed.
For more about this confinement centre, you can go to this website.
Or you can have a look at this.
If you are interested to know the price, leave me a comment with your email address. Or alternatively you can direct email to Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW UPDATE (14/4/14):
As we speak now, Gina Yong is no longer attach to BondaVilla @ Kota Kemuning. Please check out her new place Gina's Place : The Breastfeeding Postnatal Centre at Taman Yarl.
10, Jalan Awan Pintal,
57000 Kuala Lumpur