What your pediatrician doesn’t know can hurt your child. There. Did I get your attention? Ok, that’s not my original line, it’s the title of Susan Markel’s book and it sums up a very important truth for parents.
Yes, doctors learn a lot in medical school, but they don’t learn everything. And there’s not very many things that I like better than a doctor who admits that! In this book, Susan Markel (who is also a mother, pediatrician, lactation consultant and published attachment parenting expert) has done an incredible job of encouraging parents to be as informed as possible about medical issues, while still trusting their parental instincts. She explains that it’s ok to question conventional wisdom, if we discover that what we have assumed to be true is wrong. Then she guides the reader through research and evidence based studies, summarizing the results of her extensive experience and research. She covers topics like, infant and childhood nutrition, vaccines and vaccination schedules, baby-wearing, co-sleeping, natural remedies to childhood ailments. Susan even gives advice on how to confidently and respectfully approach your doctor when you don’t agree with him/her.
What Your Pediatrician Doesn’t Know Can Hurt Your Child: A More Natural Approach to Parenting is a 250-page book that is packed full of great information! I have done a lot of reading about natural parenting and I’m taking courses in nutrition, herbs and holistic health… and I learned new things in each chapter! Best of all, it is very easy to read (which is important if you’re in that sleep deprived post-partum state…. you know, the one can last a year or more!) If you need a friend to guide you through gentle approaches to the medical issues of parenting, Susan Markel is your lady!
This is an amazing book! It’s content far exceeded my expectations and it is definitely a book that I will not only recommend to others, but also will read again myself! I can’t do this book justice by describing it to you in a short little blog post, so Susan and I are doing something better…
We’re Having a Giveaway!
Susan has graciously donated two copies of What Your Pediatrician Doesn’t Know Can Hurt Your Child to give away to Good Old Days Farm Readers! Here's how it works. Head on over to the Good Old Days Farm Facebook Page and click “Giveaway” under my profile picture to enter:
Then, tell everyone you know, because one book will be given away randomly but the other book will be given to whoever it was who told the winner about our contest. (The Giveaway site keeps track of this automatically.) So tell your friends, because if they win, you'll win too!
Giveaway ends Sunday, December 18, 2011. If you can’t wait until then, or you want to buy a copy for every parent on your Christmas list, you can always head over to Amazon where you can purchase it for only $10.98…
Disclaimer: A big Thank You to Susan Markel for donating a copy of this book for the review and also a copy for the winner. Any links in this blog post are affiliate links and if you choose to purchase this book, I greatly appreciate your support of our farm by using my link.