Dr Jennifer Barham-Floreani’s (B.App.Clin.Sci, B.Chiropractic) book Well Adjusted Babies is a parent’s answer to the question, “Can I be in charge of my family’s health outcomes?”
Jennifer advocates strong holistic and wellness principles, and as a concerned mother and practitioner, she encourages parents to define their own health culture.
With this book, Jennifer shares with us her personal journey of motherhood, spanning five incredibly different births, the pain and joy of both hospital and home births, and the story of their third son, born still.
Jennifer writes with heartfelt honesty and raw emotion, and while Well Adjusted Babies is a delightful and entertaining read, the primary focus of this book is to empower parents with priceless knowledge. The book discusses hundreds of topics — here are just a few examples…
PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH
Fertility and infertility, including health risks involved with IVF.
How to avoid ‘health nasties’ during pregnancy, including the risks involved with fish consumption, trans fats, plastics, aspartame, drugs, food irradiation and other toxins.
How ultrasound imaging can affect foetal development.
How the spine and nervous system can affect birth outcomes.
The pain of labour, and the techniques that may offer relief.
The realities of intervention methods and the effects of birth trauma on newborns.
POST-BIRTH & PARENTING
Cracking down on chemicals: choosing products that care for your baby naturally.
Vaccinations: research and discussion to help put vaccines in perspective.
Antibiotics and other drugs in common use.
Tips to ease the pain of colic and Irritable Baby Syndrome.
Food and nutrition for babies, including the introduction of solids, the Which Foods When chart, wholesome tips and cooking methods, and how to avoid allergies and food intolerances.
Ways to teach your child how to keep their bowels in balance and functioning well.
WELLNESS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
How nutrition can affect immunity: is your food your friend or foe? Includes discussions and the latest research on genetically modified foods, good fats and oils, and healthy alternatives to pasteurised cow’s milk, sugar, dairy, wheat and white flour.
Chiropractic health: how the nervous system influences health status.
The health revolution; how to define your own health culture.
Holistic parenting: emotional, physical and spiritual ways to nurture your child’s health and development.
“Jennifer’s book has empowered us with priceless knowledge, the confidence to question, and has given us choices that we never realised we had. It is also a delightful read.” CRAIG AND MICHELLE (NEW PARENTS)