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The Science of Mom, second edition

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

When scientist Alice Callahan became a mom, she knew it would mean long nights of rocking and feeding the baby. What she didn't anticipate was the barrage of parenting questions that would send her down rabbit holes of late-night internet searches, claiming even more sleep than her newborn.

Is co-sleeping safe? How important is breastfeeding, and how can parents help it go smoothly? When should babies start eating solid foods, and are there ways to reduce the risk of food allergies? Should we be worried about the unpronounceable additives in the vitamin K shot given to newborns or the aluminum found in vaccines? These questions can confound even the most well-informed of parents, and the search for answers may open the door to a deluge of conflicting advice from well-meaning relatives, judgmental strangers on social media, and self-proclaimed internet experts.

In this revised and expanded new edition of The Science of Mom, Callahan, a science writer whose work appears in the New York Times and the Washington Post, turns again to the research literature for clarity. She shares the latest information on raising healthy babies and covers additional topics like the microbiome, attachment, dietary supplements, pacifiers, increasing breast milk production, preventing allergies, baby-led weaning, and choosing an infant formula. Written with compassion and nuance, this unique guide recognizes that all families must make their own decisions and gives science-minded parents the tools to evaluate the evidence for themselves.

About the Author

Alice Callahan holds a PhD in nutritional biology from the University of California, Davis, and spent two years investigating fetal physiology as a postdoctoral scholar. 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 blog Science of Mom: The Heart and Science of Parenting, she writes and teaches in Eugene, Oregon.

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