Bengkung Belly Binding 101

Bengkung belly binding is an ancient Malaysian practice of wrapping a postpartum mother’s abdomen in a long piece of batik or muslin cloth. Wrapping is an effective and important part of a woman’s recovery after giving birth. It helps the body recover in a shorter period of time. A Benkung belly bind can help improve posture; also known as the breast-feeding slouch, help stabilize loose ligaments, helps with diastasic recti; where your abdominal muscle separate during pregnancy. It gives the abdomen 360 degree support while helping get back to pre-pregnancy size.

I’ve had a C-section can I still do it?

Yes you can. You do have to wait until your stitches have healed and get the okay from your doctor/midwife, which is usually around 4-6 weeks postpartum.

For best results the bind should be worn 10-12 hours for the first 6-8 weeks. After that, it should be worn up to 6 hours until 12 weeks postpartum.

A few links to my favorite etsy shops that sell Bengkung Belly Binds:

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