Parenthood the Swedish Way : a science-based guide to pregnancy, birth, and infancy
Swedes are some of the world's happiest people, and their children are no exception. Parenthood the Swedish Way will help you and your family embrace the Scandi style of child-rearing. Overwhelmed with conflicting advice about pregnancy and parenting? You are not alone. But don't worry, two of Sweden's leading doctors are here to help, debunking myths and offering practical advice in this fact-based, no-nonsense approach to birth, child health, and shared child-rearing from the progressive land in the North. Expectant and new parents will be relieved to hear the following: breastfeeding doesn't protect against allergies; sterilising bottles and dummies is unnecessary in most countries; and if you think you shouldn't drink alcohol when breastfeeding, you've been taken in by plain moralism and not scientific evidence. Dr Agnes Wold has been named Sweden's Woman of the Year for her tireless work in women's health. Paediatrician Dr Cecilia Chrapkowska runs one of the country's most popular parenting blogs, and is a specialist on vaccinations. Together they present cutting-edge research from around the world that can guide you to make better parenting choices. Drawing on Sweden's famously generous parental leave and enlightened social policies, they also demonstrate the importance of equal parenting, and provide practical tools for parents everywhere to share responsibility equally. Parenthood the Swedish Way is an egalitarian, myth-busting guide through the maze of challenges that parents face raising healthy, happy families in the twenty-first century.