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Melinda K. reviewed Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense on
This book is excellent. It is the best I have read on the topic. I recommended it to my pediatrician and I share it with all my friends struggling with feeding and with those that are pregnant. People think that feeding comes natural for kids, but all to often we struggle for power and the kids lose. Please read this!
I LOVED this book! Finally, a way to approach eating issues in a way that leaves both you and your child with dignity...a way that doesn't backfire by creating eating disorders, resentment, or malnutrition. Most children go through a stage of picky eating that drives their parents crazy--I loan this book out to everyone I possibly can, because it's the most common sense way to survive that period. The author has a background in both nutrition AND psychology, so she is uniquely qualified to speak about the emotional impact of having a healthy or unhealthy approach to feeding your family.
I found this very helpful and read it first when I was pregnant with my first child in 1997. Later I found it in a used book shop and just had to have it. It provides not only nutrition information on feeding babies, but children as well. This was the first book I had ever read to address that if we feed our children certain (not very healthy) foods their appetite will not be fulfilled, thereby they may overeat. The satiety of healthy foods is addressed. When I was pregnant I thought the breastfeeding section made it sound like there were too many problems that can happen with breastfeeding---later when I read The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding I got more 'warm and fuzzy' information. There is a wide range of nutrition topics covered in this book and the focus is on healthy eating, what is best for the child.