Besa Me Mucho
2 journalers for this copy...
why the rush?
to join the breastfeeding week challenge... (and that's why this je is in english, by the way).
ok. this is not, as a matter of fact, a book about breastfeeding. but there's no such thing as a proper breastfeeding book in portuguese, i'm afraid. having said that, this book goes probably deeper than a "how to" manual that would teach the need (and depths) of long term breastfeeding on demand and the like, because it focuses on the whole attitude of parenting - if you believe in understanding and respecting your baby and want to do what's best for both of you, breastfeeding will come naturally.
this is not a fundamentalist (meaning you would be a bad parent if you dont' practice co-sleeping or carry your baby in a sling...) book either - gonzález is an expert and a doctor, and he bases his (pro-sears, i would day) argument both on scientific developments and matters of principle. the main idea is to make parents confident towards their instinct to regard children as naturally good and not bad or prone to manipulation and "vice"...
and if you've been breastfeeding for 20 months in backward portugal (where even the most progressive of kind advisers believe spoiling is as bad as spanking!) you'll know why it makes sense to release it as part of the challenge.
finally, as i don't hang around with pregnant women anymore (carolina is 20 months old...) and i'm not really confortable with providing people with advise they haven't asked for, i'll leave it to fellow bookcrosser and good fried letra the job of releasing it afterwards (obrigado!).
ps: the forum is down to non-winged members. i'll leave my dialectic thoughts about capitalism and the complexities of running a free site aside. if it does not come back to normal soon and i decide not to buy wings this time, this might be officially late for the challenge. what a pity.
Released 15 yrs ago (8/29/2006 UTC) at
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part of the breastfeeding week challenge.
Vou libertar o livro no dia 15, num consultório frequentado por muitas possíveis interessadas. Espero que continuemos a seguir-lhe o rasto. Obrigada, Mariana :)
[a foto foi tirada daqui. A mulher e o bebé pertencem à tribo Nimba, da Namíbia]
Released 15 yrs ago (9/15/2006 UTC) at
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Consultório médico no n.º 39 da Rua Latino Coelho.