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Jun 30, 2021

Natural is a loaded word when it comes to parenting. While it feels good to make choices that stem from nature, following an all-natural course and all the rules that come with it, can lead to stress. There are a lot of conflicting messages out there when it comes to what is healthy for our children: Is it ok to delay vaccines? Is it ok to use formula? What happens if your birth doesn’t go as planned?


Jessica Rolph is joined by Pediatrician Dr. Mona Amin on today’s episode to discuss alternate vaccination schedules, natural birth, cesarean deliveries, early nutrition, and even the nature vs. nurture debate. Tune in to hear the of straightforward medical advice that has made Dr. Mona’s podcast PedsDocTalk hugely popular.


Key Takeaways:

[1:49] Dr. Mona’s advice about babies, vaccines, and alternate schedules.

[6:55] Dr. Mona addresses parents who are concerned that there is a link between autism and vaccinations.

[8:16] What about the concern that babies on their first pediatric appointments are just too young to get so many vaccines?

[10:08] Dr. Mona shares aspects of her personal birthing experience and what she learned from it.

[13:34] There’s evidence that babies born by cesarean miss out on this transfer of essential bacteria from their mother. Is there anything that can be done about that?

[17:01] Dr. Mona provides her perspective on the homemade vs. packaged baby food debate.

[21:09] Dr. Mona talks about the age-old nature/nurture question. What is more important, genetics or the environment?

[23:25] Learn why owning your parenting decisions is so crucial.


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