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The Science of Mom, second edition

A Research-Based Guide to Your Baby's First Year

Now updated! The new edition of this best-selling guide uses science to tackle some of the most important decisions facing new parents—from sleep training and vaccinations to breastfeeding and baby food.

Is cosleeping safe? How important is breastfeeding? Are food allergies preventable? Should we be worried about the aluminum in vaccines? Searching for answers to these tough parenting questions can yield a deluge of conflicting advice. In this revised and expanded edition of The Science of Mom, Alice Callahan, a science writer whose work appears in the New York Times and the Washington Post, recognizes that families must make their own decisions and gives parents the tools to evaluate the evidence for themselves. Sharing the latest scientific research on raising healthy babies, she covers topics like the microbiome, attachment, vaccine safety, pacifiers, allergies, increasing breast milk production, and choosing an infant formula.

About the Author

Alice Callahan holds a PhD in nutritional biology from the University of California, Davis. After giving birth to her first child in 2010, she put her scientific training to work answering the big questions of caring for a baby. The creator of the popular blog Science of Mom: The Heart and Science of Parenting, she writes and teaches in Eugene, Oregon.

Endorsements

"Alice Callahan has given parents an invaluable resource. She addresses many of the questions new parents have by digging deeply into the science, explaining not just the research but all the context that's essential to interpreting it. Her advice is thoughtful, measured, and clear. I wish I'd been fortunate enough to have The Science of Mom on my bedside table when I transitioned to motherhood."

- Melinda Wenner Moyer, author of How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes

"Reading The Science of Mom is like having brunch with your best friend who has delved into the science of parenting's thorniest issues, and who then breaks it down for you with warmth and compassion over a nice latte. This is a must-read for parents looking to make evidence-based decisions around feeding, sleep, and vaccinating their child."

- Alexis Dubief, author of Precious Little Sleep

"Callahan cuts through the confusion, giving parents permission to focus on what matters and enjoy parenthood so much more."

- Phil Boucher, MD, FAAP

"The Science of Mom is everything a parent needs during that critical and exhausting first year: a voice of reason that's easily browsable and always grounded in science."

- Tara Haelle, coauthor of The Informed Parent: A Science-Based Resource for Your Child's First Four Years
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