The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care
Available February 2013
by Sally Fallon Morell
352 pages. .
In his studies of isolated non-industrialized peoples, Dr. Weston A. Price formulated the dietary laws necessary for ensuring the health and vitality of our children, generation after generation.
The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care now makes these principles available to modern parents, with primary emphasis on a nutrient-dense diet starting before conception and continuing through pregnancy, breastfeeding and the period of growth.
This compendium of practical advice also addresses parental concerns about interventions during pregnancy and birth, vaccinations, and conventional medical practices for newborns.
The work of Rudolf Steiner supports the book’s emphasis on the child’s spiritual requirement for imaginative play.
A section devoted to the illnesses of childhood explains the role of fever in strengthening the immune system and provides detailed instructions on natural therapies for everything from autism to whooping cough.
I remember so clearly standing in front of the pregnancy and child care section at the bookstore when my husband and I first decided to start a family, trying to figure out which books to buy. My joy and excitement were tempered by confusion and dismay over the excess of conflicting advice. The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care is a germane and much needed resource for empowering parents with the necessary instruction to raise a healthy, well balanced child amid the scores of seriously flawed baby and child care books available today.
The Healthy Home Economist
I warmly recommend The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care. The authors share not only a deep knowledge about food and its value for health, but are also parents and grandparents with great love for children. We live in a world full of misinformation about food and health, the truth is often hard to find. This is one of the true and reliable sources of information for parents on how to bring up healthy children.
Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD
Author of The Gut & Psychology Syndrome
An indispensable guide to pregnancy, childbirth and child rearing informed by common sense, ancestral wisdom and sound science. If every couple read this book prior to becoming pregnant, and followed its nourishing and empowering advice, the future of health care would be profoundly and positively changed.
Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD
The Weston A. Price Foundation
Author of The Whole Soy Story:
The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food
Too often in our modern society we expect to do things right by starting from scratch and assembling our knowledge piecemeal using the scientific method. In the Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care, the authors show how we have done just that with the art of child rearing, leaving the accumulated wisdom of the ages by the wayside. In the grand tradition of Weston Price, Fallon Morell and Cowan use modern science to explore the wisdom of ancient tradition, providing a firm foundation for a nutritional approach that will nourish both mother and child, allowing each to grasp hold of the gift of radiant and vibrant health.
Chris Masterjohn, PhD
Author of The Daily Lipid at
The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care will be a cherished reference for many generations to come. Carefully referenced and thoughtfully presented, this important work intelligently weaves traditional wisdom with modern treatments, providing precise instructions useful to parents and practitioners alike. I will recommend that all of my patients read it from cover to cover.
Lindy Woodard MD
Mill Valley, California
Sally Fallon Morell is the Founder of A Campaign for Real Milk (www.realmilk.com) and President of the Weston A. Price Foundation (www.westonaprice.org). She is the editor of the Foundation's quarterly magazine Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts and has published articles in a number of alternative health publications including Nexus Magazine, The World & I and the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. A resident of Washington D.C., she is the mother of four healthy children. Mary G. Enig, Ph.D., of Silver Spring, Maryland, is an expert of international renown in the field of human biochemistry and lipids.