Chinese women traditionally stay home for 30 days postpartum. There are all these rules about what you can and cannot do; what you should and should not eat. My mom stayed with us for five weeks and cooked vigorously. I could hear her muttering menu planning all day long. No Chinese leeks, no daikon radish, plenty of fish and plenty of soup. She yelled at me every time I drank cold water and frowned because I wouldn’t drink any medicinal tonics.

I did agree to drink soup daily and the weather suited it in February and March. I gladly slurped and even drank many by the mug fulls one handed while breastfeeding Caya. Pigs’ Feet and Peanut Soup is classically known as a milk supply boosting soup. I have no scientific proof of this, but I do have a healthy milk supply. If anything, this collagen rich soup can’t hurt and it’s a pretty mauve-ish color.

Pigs Feet and Peanut Soup