As a physician trained in both standard and holistic medicine-and as a parent herself-Lauren Feder, M.D., presents the facts about vaccinations. If you have chosen to vaccinate your children, she offers both practical medical and natural remedies to avoid possible side effects. If you have chosen not to vaccinate your children, she offers natural medicines to strengthen your child's immune system, along with tips on how to deal with legal exemptions, school requirements, and medical insurances. If you're just not sure what to do, she offers a balanced and easy-to-understand discussion of the issues, explaining the truth about the effectiveness of vaccinations, side effects, and much more. With information on the latest available vaccinations for teens (including the meningococcal and HPV vaccinations), as well as new schedules for childhood vaccinations, The Parents' Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccinations is a comprehensive and reassuring guide to help you make the right decision for your child.
About the Author
Lauren Feder, M.D. is a nationally recognized physician who specializes in holistic health and is board certified in homeopathic medicine. Affiliated with La Leche League, Holistic Pediatric Association, and the National Center for Homeopathy, she is a frequent lecturer and has been featured nationally on television and radio. She has written for Mothering Magazine and Homeopathy Today and has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, DiscoveryHealth.com, ClubMom.com, and others. Author of Natural Baby and Childcare, Dr. Feder has two sons and is in private practice in the Los Angeles area. Visit her at www.drfeder.com.
“A brilliantly readable exposition of the facts about vaccinations…this book will help you more than any other. “ — Jay N. Gordon, M.D., FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA Medical School, and author of Listening to Your Baby
"A very readable discussion of the pros and cons of specific vaccinations, and of vaccines in general. Feder includes alternatives to the standard vaccination schedule, an excellent 'Safe Shot Strategy' that advises on how best to prepare for vaccination, and information about prophylactic homeopathic treatments and other natural therapies." — Melissa Chianta, Mothering Magazine