The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care
by Sally Fallon Morell and Thomas S. Cowan, MD
For those of you familiar with the Weston A. Price Foundation, this book is a follow up to the Foundation’s signature book, Nourishing Traditions. This follow-up edition offers more specific nutrition and lifestyle advice for those that want to or have children.
The suggestions found in this book highlight the practices of primitive cultures and traditional food systems. The basic concept is to eat properly prepared, nutrient-dense food. Cod liver oil, raw, pastured dairy products, lacto-fermented vegetables, an abundance of healthy fats and properly prepared whole grains, legumes and nuts are just a few of the dietary recommendations.
Chapter one is completely dedicated to preconception diet and health, so for those of you that want to learn more about how you can prepare your body for your baby, this book is a great option for you. Pregnancy, fetal development, child birth, interventions, illnesses and remedies are also covered in the book along with various other baby-related topics.
This is one of my favorite books, mainly due to its simplicity. I find the information so exciting that I don’t even mind the lack of color or graphics. The compelling stories, historical facts and dietary tips inspire me to provide a nutritious lifestyle for my whole family. Another notable highlight is the wide selection of delicious and easy to make recipes for the whole family.
Cost is $25 USD and can be purchased online or in book stores.