Top positive review
Great information but frustrated...
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2019
I bought this book almost a year ago and skimmed it off and on. In the last week I've been diligently reading every word written in this book and highlighting the parts I want to implement or share with my husband. (there are a lot of highlights in my book now)
I am finally getting serious about wanting to have children and the fact that I'm getting into my mid thirties made me extra interested in this book. I already follow a lot of the Bulletproof protocol off and on and so this book just goes a little more into depth about how what you eat, drink, touch, and breath can affect your unborn baby even before you conceive and throughout breastfeeding.
I am really enjoying it HOWEVER, I have one very serious complaint, which is why I'm only giving it 4 stars. The amount of times that the better baby website is referenced only to send you to practically empty pages is so so disappointing. I WANT this extra info!!! Type in the web address referenced and it leads you to pages that have an "apology" that the info isn't there and then if that wasn't frustrating enough they blame it on the publisher for releasing their book 6 weeks ahead of schedule. The book was released in 2013, so now we are 6 YEARS later and they still haven't updated anything. Its disheartening because it's research and information that I really want to see and read, that I believe other people probably really want. It's hard to find most of this information out there and it would just be nice to have access to the extra references and studies they mention. So many times they say if you want to know exactly what we did or you'd like to see the list of household items that we used go to... and then it's just the "apology."
The research and information presented in the book is informative, ground breaking, science backed research that deviates from the normal understanding or "common knowledge" of what can contribute to having a healthy or unhealthy baby. I think that what bothers me the most is that the blame is put on another entity for the info not being there as referenced in their book. I have so much respect for Dave and Lana and sharing all this wonderful information with the world. I would still recommend this book to my friends, I'd just have to include the recommendation with a disclaimer that they shouldn't go looking for most of the "extra" information they promise, because it simply isn't there.