Not only did she give me advice on child rearing, she also gave me wisdom on her being 110 years young! Some of you may have read different books in preparation of having a baby. We had several books in hand (ie.I had several books for me to read) (Happiest Baby on the Block and Baby Wise) to name a few during my 9 month preparation to giving birth AND being a mother. (I now realize they are two extremely different things!) Anyhow, my friend Emily loaned me the Dr. Denmark book and I read every word of it and followed all of the advice. This book really helped me with so many things and worked like a charm! Millie was sleeping through the night at 3 weeks, gaining weight perfectly, eating great, and thriving in all of her milestones! I am now a HUGE fan of her and had the pleasure of meeting her today at her home in Athens Georgia!
For those of you who are not familiar with her, she is a 110 years young Christian pediatrician who has seen thousands of children in her 75 years of practicing. She studied, researched and invented the vaccine for Whooping Cough (pertussis vaccine) in the 1930’s. She is very old-fashioned and set in her advice to mothers. This to me is what moms need. We need consistency on what to do! Not changing information from modern child views, trendy pediatrics, and shifting views on nutrition. Call me old fashion if you will…I don’t mind because it works!!!
All in all it was truly a great experience to sit down and meet with her and her daughter. She gave me some of her advice on life and babies…here’s what she said,
1. “Sleep them on their belly”
2. “Keep them on a schedule”
3. “Keep them away from sick babies”
Coming from her I think I will do my best to listen to her advice!!!
And now her words of advice on living..she said, “always do something you love and eat healthy.” Sounds so easy, if we could all just follow this consistently we’d live to be 110 years old! She also said that Millie was “very healthy and a very good girl.” She even guessed exactly how old Millie was!
110 Years of Life well spent helping you moms all over the world!
Her daughter took the pictures…she kept telling me to make her laugh!
I love this one of her looking at Millie…
Thanks for stopping by! We really recommend her information***