As women continue to bear children, all parents should ask the following question: how can a woman fulfill her unique responsibility as mother to her child when prevailing parenting practices deny the importance of breastfeeding and maternal care?
Dr. Kawasaki, a pediatrician and stay-at-home mother of two, offers compelling reasons for parents to think seriously about the unique role women play in their children's lives, particularly in early childhood. She argues that the priceless benefits of breastfeeding and hands-on maternal care help to ensure the optimal growth and development of children.
"This is exactly the book that needed to be written-now-when the folly of day care is beginning to be seen, even by those who most strongly advocated it. As more and more people are able to reject a lifestyle based on the values of consumerism: envy, selfishness and greed, this book will be a beacon back to values that matter."
Elliott T. Barker, M.D., D. Psych., FRCP(C)
President, Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children