Mothering with Breastfeeding and Maternal Care

by Mizin Kawasaki



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/29/2005

Recognition Programs

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9780595669653
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9780595335466

About the Book

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

About the Author

Dr. Kawasaki is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two children. To contact Dr. Kawasaki, please visit her Web site at