Feed the Baby Hummus: Pediatrician-Backed Secrets from Cultures Around the World

Feed the Baby Hummus: Pediatrician-Backed Secrets from Cultures Around the World

by Lisa Lewis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945547799
Publisher: Familius
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 840,812
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

A practicing pediatrician for twenty years, Dr. Lisa Lewis currently serves the Fort Worth community at Kid Care Pediatrics. She has traveled the world extensively experiencing medical and parenting philosophies in various countries. In 2016 and 2017, Fort Worth Child magazine gave her a Mom-Approved Pediatrician designation based on patient votes.

In addition to her pediatric practice, Dr. Lewis contributes to various blogs and websites including Bloggy Moms and the website for New Parent Magazine. She is an active member of and contributor to Multicultural Kid Blogs, where readers from all over the world convene to share multicultural parenting information. She also reaches out to hundreds of followers via Facebook and via her website, lisalewismd.com.

Dr. Lewis is an international medical graduate, attending medical school at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. During her third and fourth years of medical studies, she performed her clinical rotations at London Hospital Medical College in England, where she received clinical honors. She completed her pediatric residency at Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Scott and White Memorial Hospital, in Temple, Texas. While at Texas A&M University Health Science Center, she also served as chief resident. She then stayed on staff for two years, as assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics. She left academia in 1998 to take care of children in a primary care setting.

Dr. Lewis is board-certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. An active member of the Writers’ League of Texas, her writing focuses on helping families enjoy cultured, healthy futures.

Table of Contents

PART 1: Behavior and Development

Chapter 1: Bonding and Nurturing

Extended Holding: Indonesia: 105th Day Ceremony

Switzerland: Frequent Soothing

Making Eye Contact

Feeling Your Skin

Playing Joyful Music

Maori, New Zealand: Music Through Storytelling

Palliative Baby Bath

Malaysia: Ladle Bath with Telon Oil

Massaging Your Infant

India: Massage as Normal Baby Care

Baby Rocking

Sumatra: Vertical Baby Rocking

Speaking to Your Baby

Japan: Gentle Speech

Feeding to Nurture Your Baby

Reading to Your Baby

Africa: Babywearing Supports Contentment

Difficulties with Bonding and Attachment

Nigeria: Don’t Let Your Baby Cry

Jamaica: Rose Water Soothing

Spoiling Babies Is Impossible

India: Distraction Provides a Helpful Reaction

Chapter 2: Stages of Development

Development: The First Month

Development: Months One to Three

Development: Months Four to Six

Southern Africa: !Kung’s Side Sling Efficiency

United Kingdom: Affectionate Nursery Rhymes

Development: Months Seven to Nine

Development: Months Ten to Twelve

Colombia: Extended Family Nurturing

Chapter 3: Parental Blues and Sibling Rivalry

What Are Parental Blues?

Vietnam: Family and Friends Deliver Prolonged Care

What Is Sibling Rivalry?

Singapore: Foster a New and Loving Relationship

Chapter 4: Security Objects

England: Don’t Leave Home without Your Teddy Bear!

Chapter 5: Separation and Stranger Anxiety

What Is Separation Anxiety?

Italy: Pass the Baby, Everywhere!

What Is Stranger Anxiety?

Tibet: Father Involvement

Chapter 6: Your Baby’s Sleeping

Sleep Patterns for Your Baby

Holland: Practical Dutch Schedules

Outdoor Napping


Older Baby Sleeping

Helping Your Baby Sleep

Crying It Out (CIO)

Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Finland: Baby in a Box

PART 2: Decisions to Make

Chapter 7: Naming Your Baby

British and French Traditions

Family Names

Trendy Names

World Naming Ceremonies

Chapter 8: Items for Your New Baby

Spain: Who Needs a Highchair?

What to Do Before Baby Arrives

Baby’s Clothing

Greece: Godparents Buy First Shoes

Traditional China’s Multicolored Garment



Canadian Dental Association’s View of Pacifiers

Irish Late Pacifier Weaning

Medical Items

A Few Items for Mom

Wool Breast Pads in Northern Europe

Chapter 9: Circumcision

Performing Circumcisions

Religious Circumcision Around the World

Post-Circumcision Care

Care of the Penis in Uncircumcised Boys

Pros and Cons of Circumcising Your Son

Chapter 10: Child Care for Working Parents

In-Home Babysitter or Nanny

Daycare Centers

Questions to Ask

Italy Provided the Montessori Method Adapted by Daycare Centers

PART 3: Diet and Nutrition

Chapter 11: Allergies to Foods and Environment

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

Allergies and Being Born Outside the United States

Ways to Reduce Allergies in Babies

Chapter 12: Feeding Your Baby

Nipple Feeding Your Baby

Scheduling Feedings

African Mothers Don’t Schedule Feedings

Chapter 13: Burping, Gas, and Hiccups

Burping and Gas


Chapter 14: Breastfeeding Moms

Comparing Breastfeeding to Formula Feeding

Iceland: Nonjudgmental Approach to Breastfeeding

Prolonged Breastfeeding in the Philippines

Chapter 15: Deciding to Feed Your Baby Formula

Choosing a Formula

Tips for Preparing and Storing Formula

Prepared Water in Japan

Chapter 16: Pumping Breast Milk for Your Baby

Advice on Pumping Milk

Monaco’s Breastfeeding Education

Storing Breast Milk

Common Side Effects of Breastfeeding

Increasing Your Breast Milk If Necessary

Laos and Thailand: Use Ginger to Increase Breast Milk Supply

Chapter 17: Nipple Weaning—Bottle or Breast

When to Wean Your Infant

Weaning in Taiwan Using a Cup

Getting Your Baby to Sleep While Weaning

Chapter 18: Starting Foods for Your Baby

Introducing Solids

Adjusting to the New Way of Eating

Adding Soft Chunky “Finger” Foods

International Use of Spices, Herbs and Natural Flavors

Healthy and Safe Eating and Drinking

Chapter 19: Preventing Overeating and Obesity

Dangers of Overeating

Japanese Customs of Healthy Eating for Babies

Chapter 20: Vitamins for Your Baby

Important Supplements for Babies

Lebanon: Hummus Boosts Vitamin and Mineral Intake

Meat (or Not) in Your Baby’s Diet

Herbal Supplements

Chapter 21: Pesticides and Your Baby

How Pesticides are Harmful

What Can You Do to Limit Exposure?

France’s Fresh Ingredient Cooking

Pesticides in and around the Home

PART 4: Symptoms and Care

Chapter 22: Your Baby’s Contact with Others

Baby’s Months 0–2

Baby’s Month 3

Baby’s Months 3–12

European Respiratory Journal: Rural Babies Have Less Allergies

Chapter 23: Your Baby’s Head, Eyes, and Ears

Keeping Your Baby Healthy

Chapter 24: Your Baby’s Hair and Nail Care

Hair Care

Coconut Oil Used in India for Cradle Cap

Ceremonial Haircuts in China

Nail Care

European Hazel Eyes

Chapter 25: Your Baby’s Oral Health

Caring for Teeth and Gums

Armenian First Tooth Ceremony

Chapter 26: Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord

Cutting the Cord

World Umbilical Cord Traditions

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