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Bengkung Belly Binding is the art of wrapping the women’s belly and hips postpartum to hasten postpartum recovery. Bengkung belly binding uses a long cotton fabric to wrap the women abdomen from the hips to the rib cage. Women can get the best benefit from belly binding if starts as soon as possible after birth, usually starting at day 5 and throughout the next 40 days. The Bengkung belly binding is rooted in Malaysian culture but have spread out through many countries.


Bengkung belly binding can be an important part of recovering from childbirth. Using cotton, muslin, or silk fabric your abdomen is wrapped snuggly in order to support your body’s natural healing process. Belly binding has traditionally been used to provide the postpartum body the support to assist the abdominal wall muscle retraction, improves posture, support loosened ligaments and provide support to the torso while vital organs return to their pre-pregnancy size and position. Wrapping can be done over your clothes or under using an under wrap.


The benefits from belly binding includes:

  • Provides postural support for the torso and organs as they return to pre-pregnancy position

  • Supports and assists abdominal wall healing and diastasis recti recovery

  • Supports the body's natural spine and posture realignment post birth

  • Constant pressure on the torso and abdomen hastens healing by reducing water, fat and air in the tissue and cells

  •  Stabilizes loose ligaments

  • Helps to prevent and relieve lower back aches and strains

  • Prevents slouching while feeding or holding your child

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