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3.0 out of 5 stars
Informative, but flawed, Dec 11 2002
While Barbara Luke's book provides a good deal of valuable information on twin & supertwin (triplets, quads, etc) pregnancy, I have to agree with a previous reviewer that the dietary instructions can be at best, excessive, and at worst, irresponsible.
While excepting those who are vegetarians for religious reasons, all other vegetarians are told, in so many words, to get over it & start eating meat, especially red meat, several times a day.
It's amazing to me that a vegetarian diet is still subject to such vilification, and that a woman who reports that she often followed two McDonald's Sausage Biscuits for breakfast with a Stouffer's Macaroni & Cheese entree as a mid-morning snack, is held up as an example of good nutrition.
For the record:
One McDonald's Sausage biscuit has 410 calories, 28 grams of fat (8 grams saturated), and 930 mg of sodium. A suggested one-cup serving (225 grams) of Stouffer's Macaroni & Cheese will sock you with 340 calories, 18 grams of fat (8 grams saturated), 30 milligrams of cholesterol and 980 milligrams of sodium... nevermind that Luke would have you consume two biscuits, and chase it with the entire two-serving mac & cheese entree.
The chapters on breastfeeding and postnatal care is informative, so I will keep this book -- taking the nutrition advice with a grain of salt (no pun intended)...