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About the author:
Miriam Chickering is a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Pensacola Christian College. She loves teaching nursing students as a clinical instructor and young families as a nurse educator. Her specialty area is obstetrics. Miriam is a pastor's wife and the mother of five children.

Ronda Yoder is a doctorally-prepared Nurse Practitioner with nursing degrees from Pensacola Christian College, Indiana University, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has taught nursing for over 20 years, worked as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, and volunteered with new mothers to facilitate breastfeeding. Ronda was instrumental in starting the Emerald Coast Alliance for Breastfeeding Support, a breastfeeding alliance of healthcare providers, community supporters, and moms in the Panhandle of Florida. Ronda and her husband Bob have four children: Rob, Sarah, Jenny, and Kathy.

The Gentle Art of Mothering

A Christian Guide to Infant Care

Authored by Miriam J Chickering, Ronda E Yoder

There are many choices when it comes to infant care. Should I use scheduled or demand feeding? What about breast milk or formula? Will I get any sleep? How can my spouse be involved? How do I deal with all of the changes? The truth is the answers won’t be the same for everyone.

The Gentle Art of Mothering will help you choose the best combination of parenting techniques for your unique family. This book offers a practical, evidence-based framework for parenting that describes a place where God’s love and grace operate freely in family relationships. Topics include:
  • Better Sleep for Babies and Parents
  • Breastfeeding and Artificial Milk Feeding
  • Connections between a Mother and Baby outside the Womb
  • Understanding Infant Communication
  • Unique Challenges of Motherhood
  • Explaining the Science behind Common Infant Care Practices
James 3:17a But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits,

“Finally! A parenting book that gives mothers (and fathers) permission to listen to their God-given intuition to find the parenting style that works for them and their baby. Chickering and Yoder recognize and celebrate that God creates both parents and babies as unique individuals, and that there is no one-size-fits-all recipe. They blend scientific evidence-based recommendations with Biblical grace to help each family find a good balance.” Dr. Rebecca Saenz, MD, IBCLC, FABM, Mississippi Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic, PLLC, Madison, MS

“This book will be what every new mom needs to read. I love the practical comments on how and why you rock a baby… and the proper use of a baby sling. The whole thing is very practical. I LOVE how it teaches the Biblical view. That is so needed! I have explained this view to many girls. I really love it and I will recommend it to every pregnant lady I know. It is very well written and easy to follow.” Mrs. Anna Teis, Pastor's Wife, Liberty Baptist Church, Las Vegas, NV

"One of the chief regrets of my earthly life is that I did not know the Lord until many years after my babies were born. Not having His presence, nor a godly heritage, I made so many serious mistakes which have affected their lives even to this day. Since the disintegration of our culture (even in Christian homes) and lack of intergenerational wisdom, "The Gentle Art of Mothering" provides a rich foundation for establishing life patterns that will channel an infant toward God, not away from Him. I heartily and enthusiastically recommend this detailed "workbook" on mothering of infants to anyone entering that most blessed and sometimes, terrifying, life process. May God use the information and principles found in it to bring many infants (and their parents) into a loving and satisfying relationship with their heavenly Father." Mrs. Mina Oglesby, Ladies Conference Speaker, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Publication Date:
0988779943 / 9780988779945
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Family & Relationships / Parenting / Motherhood

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