postnatal care

Jieun Choi
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Is Seaweed Soup Detrimental to Mothers and Newborns?

On birthdays, many South Koreans eat seaweed soup in the morning. After giving birth, mothers eat this brownish translucent broth swimming with seaweed, believing the nutrients will boost postnatal recovery. But recently, an Australian study has been circulating in South Korean media, warning that miyeokguk may not be so healthy

Ben Jackson
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The Babariums of Jeolla

I’d seen them before on South Korean films from a couple of decades ago: giant baby rooms, filled with row upon row of newborns watched through the glass by curious parents. “Isn’t that one ours?” They’d point. “Number 47?” “No, it’s number