I am a nursing mother and I am very concerned about taking any medications for illness. I have used Echinacea very successfully to fight a sinus infection and a bad cold. The Echinacea had no ill effects on my baby or my milk supply. I feel that the herbs helped my body fight the infections better than an antibiotic prescription would have. The antibiotics attack both the good and bad organisms in my body creating the opportunity for thrush or yeast infection in either me or my baby, whereas the herbs help my body rid itself of only the bad organisms and to heal with no worry of any kind of secondary problem. S.E.
The Mind of Your Newborn Baby, by Dr. David Chamberlain Ph.D.
Windows of the Womb, by Dr. David Chamberlain Ph.D.
Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year, by Susun Weed
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, by Henci Goer
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Birth, by Sheila Kitzinger
Birthing From Within, by Pam England & Rob Horowitz
After the Birth, by Robin Lim
Nursing Mother’s Companion, by Kathleen Huggins
Bestfeeding, by Suzanne Arms
The Baby Book, by Dr. William and Martha Sears (anything by Dr. Sears is good!)
How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, by Dr. Mendelsohn (one of my favorites!)
Naturally Healthy Babies & Children, by Aviva Jill Romm
Herbal Remedies for Children’s Health, by Rosemary Gladstar
Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide, by Aviva Jill Romm
Mothering Magazine (they have a lot of useful information on a variety of subjects, including vaccination. They can be accessed on-line also http://www.mothering.com/
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish (another great book on positive discipline. This book was key for me in raising my "determined" daughter!)
Parenting for Peace, by Marcy Axness. If we want to change the world, let’s raise a generation "built for peace"... from the very beginning. "Parenting for Peace" is a user-friendly scientific guide for how to do exactly that… while bringing more joy into family life!
Return From Heaven, by Carol Bowman (a great book on how reincarnation and how souls choose when and to whom to be born. Includes a great section on miscarriage and stillbirth. ) www.childpastlives.com