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Parenthood the Swedish Way

A science-based guide to pregnancy, birth, and infancy

Agnes Wold Cecilia Chrapkowska

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Scribe Publications
04 February 2020
Using the latest research and a wealth of personal experiences, this is the fact-based, no-nonsense approach to birth, child health, and shared child-rearing you have been waiting for.

Using the latest research and a wealth of personal experiences, this is the fact-based, no-nonsense approach to birth, child health, and shared child-rearing you have been waiting for.

Many expectant parents will be surprised and 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. And by the way, you can forget the housework and prescribed routines- as long as you attend to your baby's basic needs and maintain your social and work connections, you'll be doing just fine.

Paediatrician Dr Cecilia Chrapkowska runs one of Sweden's most popular parenting blogs, Barnakuten, and is a specialist on vaccinations. Dr Agnes Wold has been named Sweden's Woman of the Year for her tireless work in women's health. 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.
By:   Agnes Wold, Cecilia Chrapkowska
Imprint:   Scribe Publications
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   444g
ISBN:   9781925713916
ISBN 10:   1925713911
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   04 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Agnes Wold (Author) Agnes Wold, MD, PhD works as Professor and Senior Consultant at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is a board-certified specialist in Clinical Bacteriology and Clinical Immunology. Wold's research mainly concerns establishment of the commensal microbiota in infancy and the relation of commensal colonisation to allergy development. She holds an honorary doctorate at the Chalmers University of Technology and has been a member of the Board of Trustees at the Karolinska Institute. Wold is an experienced lecturer and an avid popular educator who writes monthly chronicles in the Swedish political magazine Fokus. She has been debating and researching on matters regarding the poor academic careers of academic women and was an expert in the ETAN report on Women in Science in the EU in 2000. She has served as the chairwoman of the Swedish Association of Academic Women and was named Woman of the Year by the daily newspaper Expressen in 2016. Cecilia Chrapkowska (Author) Cecilia Chrapkowska, MD is a board certified specialist in Pediatrics, educated at the Queen Silvia Children's Hospital in Gothenburg and the Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital in Stockholm. She's a PhD student at the Karolinska Institute and conducts research on the efficacy of child vaccination programmes. Under the nickname Doctor Cecilia she runs one of Sweden's most popular blogs on parenting and children Barnakuten. Chrapkowska regularly contributes as an expert and chronicler in magazines and websites focused on parenting. She currently works at the Alva pediatric clinic in Stockholm, Sweden.

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