- Paperback: 109 pages
- Publisher: Gentle World; 1st edition (May 1, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0961424826
- ISBN-13: 978-0961424824
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #386,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pregnancy, Children, and the Vegan Diet 1st Edition
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"Pregnancy, Children and the Vegan Diet is a prescription that should be on the desk of every obstetrician and pediatrician and should be read by all new mothers and fathers, and anyone else interested in maximizing their health and longevity. It fills an important gap in nutrition information, and answers the questins of parents, and readers in general who want to do more than fumble with the powerful tools of nutrition." -- Neal Barnard, M.D., Chairman Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
About the Author
A practicing physician since 1972, Michael Klaper, M.D., is an internationally known educator on achieving optimal health through pure vegetarian (vegan) nutrition and lifestyle balance. He is the author of Vegan Nutrition; Pure and Simple. He is an honors graduate of the University of Illinois in Chicago, and has post graduate training in medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, and obstetrics.
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First, what is good about it... The sections on nutrition for pregnant or nursing mothers are excellent. It goes into great detail regarding nutritional requirements and dispels some myths that conventional thinking has generated. (i.e. dairy products help prevent osteoporosis, meat is the best protein source, etc.) It also provides detailed recommendations which I find tremendously helpful.
Unfortunately, when it comes to recommendations for nursing infants, the information is VERY outdated. For example, it recommends that nursing mothers switch sides "every 5 minutes" to avoid soreness. Anyone who has nursed knows that the "latching on" phase is the most uncomfortable so this would actually make soreness worse. Further, it is very unhealthy for the infant to switch that soon since the hindmilk (milk produced after 10 minutes)provides the greatest sustenance. It also recommends using a pin to enlarge the hole in bottle nipples to increase flow. (bad idea)
The recommendations for introducing first foods are no better. The book (pg 44 & 48) recommends introducing fruit juices at 2-3 months beginning with melon juice. Doctors, midwives, nutritionists and recent literature concur that that is too young to introduce juice. Further, melon juices are more likely to cause allergies then, say, apple juice.
Finally, the book intersperses pictures of 'healthy' vegan children as role models for the reader. Over 6 pages of photos and biographies are dedicated to River Phoenix and family, since they are vegan, "take no medications, have never been hospitalized and have not needed a physician's services." Oops. Another role model discussed and pictured is Ocean Robbins. (Do all old vegans name their kids after bodies of water?) Although Ocean is the son of John Robbins (whose book I would give 5 stars), his face looks gaunt and unhealthy and his eyes look cloudy and tired.
Last points: Another notable omission is how children can deal with peer pressure. While the book is not a psychology book, it should go beyond 'bake vegan cake' for your child's birthday party to address this important issue. The best thing about this book is the sample menus. I like the way it breaks down the content by calories, protein, calcium, etc. It's nice to know where the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are coming from in a vegan diet.
In short, this book is a good source for basic nutrition but a bad source for usable vegan child-raising techniques...
this book will help you if you don't know where to start, what to take care and how to understand your body.
Trust that you can and you easily can. Believe you can't and you will not.
It is truly a wonderful book, as is his book "vegan Nutrition: Pure and Simple"!