BEST BOOKS for PARENTS on
The Baby Book
There are many, many essential pieces of knowledge in this book. You will find yourself going to it whenever you have a question. But please totally disregard his advice on vaccinations and fluoride. Read "vaccination myths" and the books referenced there. Learn how vaccinations kill and maim children. eg They have mercury and formaldehyde in them. There is NO safe levels for these poisonous substances. Flouride is also a poison, rated 4/5 on the international level of poisons.
But he is totally correct that there is no alternative to breast-feeding. It is SO much easier to never have any washing up, to ALWAYS have ready food on hand, no matter where you are. And to have it ready the instant your baby cries.And since breast fed babies poop is yellow and sweet-smelling, and formula-fed babies poop is green and foul-smelling, you KNOW it is going to help your baby for the rest of his life. Even if you have stopped breast-feeding, you might like to try visualisation and a manual breast-feeder and having the baby suckle you to get it going again - do a search on "male lactation" - if men can lactate, you sure can!!!!
Also, he doesn't do enough to stress the importance of giving plenty of water to your baby once she starts eating solid foods. (And maybe when she is on formula? who knows - this food is NOT what nature intended your baby to digest).
Breastfeeding: Biocultural Perspectives
The Breastfeeding Book
Dr William Sears excellent "The Breastfeeding Book" he reports the research of Dr Kettwyler. By looking at LARGE primates, it appears that the natural age for weaning for humans should be from four to seven years old. If you think about it, teeth are an essential part of digestion. Therefore, babies should not be weaned fully until they have ALL their teeth, which is often not until 2.5 or 3 years old. There are so many benefits to both the baby AND the mother of breastfeeding, that it is a crime that we do not do it and do not do it for longer. In Europe, it is quite common for babies to be breast fed to five years old.
There is no question: If you want a health, happy, intelligent baby (which of course you do), nothing comes close to breastmilk from a mother who eats healthy food. Formula doesn't even come close. For example, there are ingredients such as Essential Fatty Acids in breast milk which are essential for brain growth, which aren't in formula.. Your child's birth is a miracle. You know that. Know also that only nature knows how to give your baby the very best food for maintaining health for the rest of his life. However, it's not as easy as it looks at first, so a good book like this one is a huge help. But PLEASE make sure you see a lactation consultant if you have any problems with breastfeeding - they are terrific!!!!!!!
Choosing Waterbirth: Reclaming the Sacred Power of Birth
Childbirth: A Manual
Excellent little book that demystifies the whole thing. As I read elsewhere "so easy, even an 8-year-old could do it". Although it's called "a manual" it is quite small and won't take you long to read at all. Has been through 15 printings!
Horowitz on Vaccines (CD)
ESSENTIAL LISTENING! This CD will grip your attention! Dr Horowitz, a Harvard graduate with a degree in public health, is probably the world authority on the dangers of vaccinations. He is also an excellent speaker. This tape gives you much of the information you need to know about the dangers of vaccines. You can also order from www.tetrahedron.org
How to Raise a Healthy Child, In Spite of Your Doctor
ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK IS CRUCIAL READING!
If you have children read it. If there is the tiniest chance you may have children in the future - read this book NOW.Mendelsohn was a pediatrician for 30 years. What he has to say about how bad pediatricians are and how much you can do yourself will astound you.Lots of practical advice on birth, feeding, fevers, temperature, understanding pediatricians etc.etc.
If you Want to be Rich and Happy, Don't go to School?
The Indigo Children
Infant Potty Training
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE READ THIS BOOK BEFORE / IF YOU HAVE A BABY!!!!
Possibly the most important book ever written about birthing and rearing children. Much that is in this book you will not have read anywhere else!!!!
Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling
Pregnancy Sickness: Protecting Your Baby-to-Be
Prenatal Origin of Genius
Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child
The Vital Touch
Sign with Your Baby
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Childbirth Class www.unhinderedliving.com/childbirth.html
1) She says you don't need to visit a doctor after you have a baby. I disagree. Your baby should see a doctor who is happy to not give vaccinations after it is born if for no other reason than to have it's bilirubin checked. If it is high it can cause jaundice and lead to brain damage. And the remedy is ultraviolet lights or sunlight. Note that Robert Mendelsohn in "How to raise a healthy child in spite of your doctor says that there are problems with ultraviolet lights.
2) DO find yourself a lactation consultant before you have your baby. Breastfeeding is harder than it looks, and getting it right is just about the most important thing you can do for your baby and yourself! (There is NO better way to ensure your baby's health now and in the future. And when a baby is screaming for food/water, it is much, much easier to stick a nipple in its mouth than to wait ages for a bottle to be made up. Plus there is no washing up! And the hormones it will release in you will help you to have the strength to get through nights with less sleep)
3) If you have an unassisted birth at home, DO get inspected by a registered person (midwife, doctor etc.) when you are pregnant and get a letter from them. Otherwise getting a birth certificate and proving the baby is yours can be difficult. And also for safety reasons.
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