I'm slowing finding a number of books related to treating children with natural remedies. One of my new favorites is a book called Naturally Healthy Babies and Children by Aviva Jill Romm, MD.
I really like this book because it provides a balanced attitude towards caring for children naturally, but also helps parents to know when it is necessary to obtain medical help. I think this is because Ms. Romm was a midwife and herbalist for many years before becoming an MD. I like the approach of "integrated medicine" this book takes.
The book is divided into three parts; Herbalism and Natural Healing, the Newborn and Baby Care, and Natural Healing for Children.
The section on Herbalism and Natural Healing focuses on many helpful things, some of them being, how to build a home herbal medicine chest, understanding herbs, learning how to evaluate your child's health and when to seek medical attention. I found this section to be very well rounded.
The Newborn and Baby Care includes a section on pregnancy and herbs, labor and delivery, as well as bonding with and care for the newborn. So much helpful information in this section. I highly recommend this for people who want to be parents and parent's to be.
Natural Healing for Children covers a host of common childhood illnesses along with the appropriate herbal, natural, and homeopathic remedies as well as information regarding when to seek medical care.
This is an excellent resource for parents and I know will be a "go to" book for our home.
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