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The Modern Girl's Guide to Motherhood (Modern Girl's Guides) Paperback – April 4, 2006
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About the Author
Jane Buckingham is the president of Trendera, an innovative marketing and media consulting firm with numerous Fortune 500 companies as clients. She is a contributing editor to Cosmopolitan, a regular guest on Good Morning America and The View, and was recently named by Elle as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, bestselling business author Marcus Buckingham, and their two children, Jack and Lilia.
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Buckingham also gives terrible advice about breastfeeding. If you're a new mom and you plan to breastfeed, schedules, supplements and early weaning are not your friends! And watching what you eat while you breastfeed is not the ordeal she makes it out to be.
Basically, the overall tone of the book is such that Buckingham presents herself as a modern, hip, feminist mom, but her suggestions are just the opposite. [...]
I hope most modern WOMEN would set this book down. This kind of advice is better suited to spoiled, selfish children.
Her advice for sleeping also has the potential to negatively impact breastfeeding as she advocates for letting babies cry, bottlefeeding formula at night, and unrealistic expectations of children.
Your feeding choice is just that, your choice. HOWEVER if you want to breastfeed or are currently breastfeeding and need help, please know that this is not the right book to look to for advice that will help you be successful with that choice.
She advises you to shoot the medicine from a baby's medicine dropper into the back of the baby's throat (even after she says it's mean)! PLEASE DO NOT do that! It's not only mean, it's dangerous!
Your baby can aspirate and die. Meaning: The fluid could be forced down into their lungs instead of esophagus. They can die from this. Shoot it into their cheek so that they will swallow it the way they should.
I also have to add that her other advice annoys me.
What she found "unnecessary" I found quite useful!
The breastfeeding advice is appalling- the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that women breastfeed for at LEAST one year and states that breastmilk is superior nutritionally and immunologically to formula. The author states that "formula is just as good, don't feel guilty" and while I agree that guilt is not a positive thing for new moms, I feel they should be encouraged to breastfeed and hearing "formula is just as good" may make stressed out new moms feel that they should just give up and switch to formula. Moms need to know just how good it is for the baby that they are breastfeeding and encouraged to keep it up. I do not recommend this book.
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I love this book. I bought it in 2007 when I was pregnant with my first. 8 years later we are on baby #4. There is so much advice in this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lindsay A. Kosar
There are good and bad and ugly points of the book. As a first time mom the tone of simple vocation was straight to the point, but in comparison to what to expect when expecting,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Katrna
Love this guide. I've gifted this many times to expectant moms. Excellent reading and love the way its written. Makes first few months of motherhood humorous and manageable.Published 15 months ago by tai kids
The kindle version of this product is not the best. The options that most books have like are not available. I wish I would have gotten the actual book for a few dollars more.Published 16 months ago by Arielle
I feel the need to review this book because of the ridiculous negative reviews left. No where is it stated that you are to follow Jane's advice to a T, or even agree with it! Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by Alexis
I love this book it helped a lot I'm a fan of the author.
She makes the best books. Hope to read more
This was my favorite book I read during my first pregnancy. Very realistic advise. I now give it all my pregnant friends.Published on July 19, 2013 by l.zondo