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miumiu_ger
hi hi,

just wanna check if can give 8 wks old bb " 珍珠粉" ( pearl powder)
MIL wanna give DS said it's good but i feel DS may be too young.


Anyone took it b4 ?
babybearbear
i noe that my mum's neighbour fed that to her granddaughters & sons..i didn't give my dd coz feel that she's too young to take it.

mayb when she's one yo then i'll give
gunners
Hmm my view, WHY must give?????

even adults i against taking pearl powder..
reason being pearl high is lead......

ever heard of lead poisoning??

Is your baby 8 weeks old able to expel the poison feeding to them???
Rainbow :P
mil gave bb tat when she is just a few weeks old...
gunners
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QUOTE(Rainbow tongue.gif @ Oct 7 2008, 09:25 AM)
mil gave bb tat when she is just a few weeks old...
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interesting question is why must?????
charmaine
nvr give.
i am against of giving any powder stuff for my kids
esp chinese herbs or hou zou san (read in cantonese)

not sure what is the ingredients and how it might harm my kids
lovingkids
What is the pearl powder for? Heard that it's good. but for what purpose ya?
Rainbow :P
QUOTE(gunners @ Oct 7 2008, 09:40 AM)
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QUOTE(Rainbow tongue.gif @ Oct 7 2008, 09:25 AM)
mil gave bb tat when she is just a few weeks old...
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interesting question is why must?????
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good question... it's becoz mil say "good to give" ... which is similar to "MUST" give or .... also can't imagine ...

so must give lor... just hv 2 close 1 eye n close 1 ear to mil gives suggestion... as to y only close 1 eye n 1 ear... it's becoz.... as mention... it's just a "suggestion" so .. still have 2 be alert on wat the "suggestion" is...

well... sometimes as dil or 1st time parent(s), we (or rather i) dun really have much choice but to see chicken do work smile.gif
gunners
QUOTE(mstan @ Oct 7 2008, 10:50 AM)
What is the pearl powder for? Heard that it's good. but for what purpose ya?
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ppl say anti scare, anti phelgm and yang yan....

Hmm would you feed your own children knowly milk or milk product contain malamine??? if no, why feed somethg knowly contain lead???? Hmmmm

Rainbow :P
QUOTE(mstan @ Oct 7 2008, 10:50 AM)
What is the pearl powder for? Heard that it's good. but for what purpose ya?
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i think is it for "hua (4) tan (2)" purpose.
gayarg150
ya lor, wats pearl powder???
doink
never gave any of these chinese belief things before. never will. not even the si(4) shen(1) powder found in those brown rice packaging you see in the supermarkets.
my mum grinds the brown rice for me. pure and natural
gayarg150
actually i also never give brown rice to BB before leh...how does it taste ah?
myindeliblememory
QUOTE(gunners @ Oct 7 2008, 10:19 AM)
Hmm my view, WHY must give?????

even adults i against taking pearl powder..
reason being pearl high is lead......

ever heard of lead poisoning??

Is your baby 8 weeks old able to expel the poison feeding to them???
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huh????
dont scare me!
my ah mah gave my 1 week 1 day old daughter that cause she got alot of phelgm.
and my CL just fed her that just now!

yah, did anybody gave pearl powder to their DD or DS?
doink
QUOTE(gayarg150 @ Oct 7 2008, 12:34 PM)
actually i also never give brown rice to BB before leh...how does it taste ah?
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tastes bland? haha. my baby dun like. so should be not nice. hahaha
jingxuan
i have gave this to my 3 kids since they are babies. It's good for removal of phlegm, beautiful skin, etc.
gayarg150
QUOTE(doink @ Oct 7 2008, 12:42 PM)
QUOTE(gayarg150 @ Oct 7 2008, 12:34 PM)
actually i also never give brown rice to BB before leh...how does it taste ah?
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tastes bland? haha. my baby dun like. so should be not nice. hahaha
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wah luckily u tell me chirohi.gif , my DD damn fussy abt food wor, she never even eat porridge when baby wan leh, she would rather eat sambal or chilli then porridge...so i save my money bah, no need to buy!!! lol2.gif
jingxuan
quite expensive for the pearl powder. I bought it for $12 and can be taken twice only. Each feed is about 3ml only.
doink
QUOTE(gayarg150 @ Oct 7 2008, 12:46 PM)
QUOTE(doink @ Oct 7 2008, 12:42 PM)
QUOTE(gayarg150 @ Oct 7 2008, 12:34 PM)
actually i also never give brown rice to BB before leh...how does it taste ah?
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tastes bland? haha. my baby dun like. so should be not nice. hahaha
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wah luckily u tell me chirohi.gif , my DD damn fussy abt food wor, she never even eat porridge when baby wan leh, she would rather eat sambal or chilli then porridge...so i save my money bah, no need to buy!!! lol2.gif
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my baby dun like porridge dun like cereal. dunno what she like. only like jar food. pengz.
Rosylnn
QUOTE(jingxuan @ Oct 7 2008, 12:52 PM)
quite expensive for the pearl powder. I bought it for $12 and can be taken twice only. Each feed is about 3ml only.
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i usually bought direct from the medical hall.. they will pound it upon request..

one packet S$10/- , my girl upgraded to S$15/-

will gif them when they hv v thick & phelgmy cough , despite taking the cough
syrup & still coughing very badly ... i give straight 3 packets -Morning, evening & the next day ... miracalously the phelgm juz disappeared the following day..

but i only give when they are really bad .. very heaty, fever or cough/flu ..
Rosylnn
QUOTE(myindeliblememory @ Oct 7 2008, 12:41 PM)

huh????
dont scare me!
my ah mah gave my 1 week 1 day old daughter that cause she got alot of phelgm.
and my CL just fed her that just now!

yah, did anybody gave pearl powder to their DD or DS?
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for both my dd & ds, i gif them when they are juz few days old .. my FIL beliefs
is that it does help to clear off all the 'phelgm' ..

don't worry too much .. for me, i think its ok to gif once in awhile ...
sweetcoff
my mom give to my ds for 1 wk since he was 3 days old (back from hospital). supposedly to remove phlegm. we bought together wt my confinement herbs at e chinese med hall n they grind until v fine. phlegm was significantly reduced but i don't know if its really due to e powder.
Amulet
my DD have been takin that since birth.. juz rub a tiny amt on the gum each time after birth..
miumiu_ger
is it too late to give DS pearl powder now? notice that he does have phlegm.

During nite time or when drinking milk, can hear DS making nosies like having breathing difficulty too
kctanagnes
i heard it good for girl and boys shouldnt be eating to much.... not sure why....
miumiu_ger
then i think better dont give.... scared got side effects liaoz...
Rosylnn
QUOTE(miumiu_ger @ Oct 13 2008, 07:55 AM)
then i think better dont give.... scared got side effects liaoz...
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boy also can gif but cannot be too often.

old ppl say if boy take, his testicles might be big ..

i only give my boy pearl powder when he's hving prolonged
& thick cough & flu ... other than that no no ..
miumiu_ger
QUOTE(Rosylnn @ Oct 13 2008, 09:44 AM)
QUOTE(miumiu_ger @ Oct 13 2008, 07:55 AM)
then i think better dont give.... scared got side effects liaoz...
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boy also can gif but cannot be too often.

old ppl say if boy take, his testicles might be big ..

i only give my boy pearl powder when he's hving prolonged
& thick cough & flu ... other than that no no ..
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really arh??
Rosylnn
QUOTE(miumiu_ger @ Oct 15 2008, 08:12 PM)
QUOTE(Rosylnn @ Oct 13 2008, 09:44 AM)
QUOTE(miumiu_ger @ Oct 13 2008, 07:55 AM)
then i think better dont give.... scared got side effects liaoz...
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boy also can gif but cannot be too often.

old ppl say if boy take, his testicles might be big ..

i only give my boy pearl powder when he's hving prolonged
& thick cough & flu ... other than that no no ..
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really arh??
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for me yes... now i seldom give le... i gif them more water, fruits & a balanced
diet ... when children are on a healthy & balanced diet.. i'm sure they won't fall
sick so often...
Dioscuri
My mum fed me pearl powder when I was a baby... supposedly good for complexion. I didn't really go thru the pimply teenage phase, so dunno if it's due to genes or the powder. I think I was fed until I was abt 6 mths old.... and my mum in her last trimester also ate it to 'supplement' me.
Amulet
QUOTE(Dioscuri @ Oct 17 2008, 10:40 AM)
My mum fed me pearl powder when I was a baby... supposedly good for complexion.  I didn't really go thru the pimply teenage phase, so dunno if it's due to genes or the powder.  I think I was fed until I was abt 6 mths old.... and my mum in her last trimester also ate it to 'supplement' me.
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i did that also.. in my last tri, wake up in the wee hours to take the pearl powder.. somemore muz take with normal temp water instead of hot water de..
leona
my confinement nanny told me to give bb the pearl powder for her phlegm. But it doesnt seem to work so i gave up after a few doses... sad.gif
BaoAloysiusBei
i nv give.. my mum pass to me to let hua my ds tham but i scare cos they say too cooling and for boys is too cold..
tingi4u
QUOTE(gunners @ Oct 7 2008, 09:19 AM)
Hmm my view, WHY must give?????

even adults i against taking pearl powder..
reason being pearl high is lead......

ever heard of lead poisoning??

Is your baby 8 weeks old able to expel the poison feeding to them???
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agree.gif Also contain mercury. Anyway the sea nowadays are so polluted, don't know what else might be in them.

The only thing I have anything to do with pearls is to wear them or use facial masks containing pearl powder.
blessie
my MIL gave my DS since back from hospital. Every alternate day, but after his 1 month check up to PD and jaundice level still high, i use this reason to stop her tongue.gif
scarlett
Why are you thinking of giving your baby pearl powder?
I don't see the need for it.
miumiu_ger
QUOTE(miumiu_ger @ Oct 15 2008, 08:12 PM)
QUOTE(Rosylnn @ Oct 13 2008, 09:44 AM)
QUOTE(miumiu_ger @ Oct 13 2008, 07:55 AM)
then i think better dont give.... scared got side effects liaoz...
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boy also can gif but cannot be too often.

old ppl say if boy take, his testicles might be big ..

i only give my boy pearl powder when he's hving prolonged
& thick cough & flu ... other than that no no ..
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really arh??
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met my grandaunt ytd... she also told me if boy take, his testicles might be big.. warn me not to give.

said mostly for girls .... her grand-daughters took it and complexion v gd ....
ron_mummy
QUOTE(miumiu_ger @ Oct 26 2008, 06:43 AM)
QUOTE(miumiu_ger @ Oct 15 2008, 08:12 PM)
QUOTE(Rosylnn @ Oct 13 2008, 09:44 AM)
QUOTE(miumiu_ger @ Oct 13 2008, 07:55 AM)
then i think better dont give.... scared got side effects liaoz...
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boy also can gif but cannot be too often.

old ppl say if boy take, his testicles might be big ..

i only give my boy pearl powder when he's hving prolonged
& thick cough & flu ... other than that no no ..
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really arh??
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met my grandaunt ytd... she also told me if boy take, his testicles might be big.. warn me not to give.

said mostly for girls .... her grand-daughters took it and complexion v gd ....
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Yah, my mum told me baby boy can take only one time, very small amount only. I fed my baby about 3/4 spoonful during 1st week he was born. He cannot sleep well at night and my mum told me baby will be easier to take care if let him take some pearl powder and the body will not be too heaty also.
BaOBei Mommy
Please do not give pearl powder if ur BB is an inherited condition with G6PD deficiency.
BaOBei Mommy
QUOTE(charmaine @ Oct 7 2008, 10:48 AM)
nvr give.
i am against of giving any powder stuff for my kids
esp chinese herbs or hou zou san (read in cantonese)

not sure what is the ingredients and how it might harm my kids
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Yuppp... agree.gif My MIL used to give pearl powder n my hubby bought the "Hou-Ning" from Yu-Ren-Sheng..which is not cheap..but after I checked with the aunties in Yu-Ren-Sheng..they told me cannot give to baby who has G6PD. wahlaoeh.png I stopped them to give those powder to baobei. Is better for mummy to check those ingredients before feeding ur baby.
ron_mummy
QUOTE(BaOBei Mommy @ Oct 30 2008, 03:35 PM)
QUOTE(charmaine @ Oct 7 2008, 10:48 AM)
nvr give.
i am against of giving any powder stuff for my kids
esp chinese herbs or hou zou san (read in cantonese)

not sure what is the ingredients and how it might harm my kids
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Yuppp... agree.gif My MIL used to give pearl powder n my hubby bought the "Hou-Ning" from Yu-Ren-Sheng..which is not cheap..but after I checked with the aunties in Yu-Ren-Sheng..they told me cannot give to baby who has G6PD. wahlaoeh.png I stopped them to give those powder to baobei. Is better for mummy to check those ingredients before feeding ur baby.
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Can i know hat is G6PD?
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