New mom Molly Sims recently admitted that she followed an ancient tradition which encourages new moms to stay home with baby for 40 days to encourage bonding.
Molly penned on her website: “The 40-day rule has been practiced by Greek Orthodox, Hindu, Pakistani and Sikh cultures for centuries and while each specific culture has differing reasons for the 40-day confinement, generally speaking it comes down to encouraging mother-child bonding. Kundilini yogis also practice the 40-day rule, believing that a child’s energy is connected to its mother’s and in order to ease the child into the world, gradual separation is best.”
Molly shared her experience saying, “I am proud to say that I made it through the entire 40 days and it really was a really rewarding experience (and yes—challenging at times too!). During the 40 days I really experienced life through Brooks’ eyes and observed what a special little human he is!”
Can you imagine not leaving your home for 40 days?