It’s October 2014. My husband and I visit his cousin in Changchun.
My husband tells his cousin about my sitting the month (a tradition called 坐月子 zuo yuezi in Chinese that should help a woman recover from childbirth). He explains:
“Westerners don’t have this tradition. They eat cold foods right after giving birth.”
His cousin says: “That’s because Westerners have better physical strength than Chinese. If Chinese women didn’t adhere to Chinese postpartum practices, they’d become ill.”
Have you ever heard anyone say something similar? I’d love to read of your experiences.