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The Science of Mom

A Research-Based Guide to Your Baby's First Year
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Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

It seems like every time a new mother turns on her computer, radio, or television she is greeted with news of yet another scientific study about infancy. Ignoring good information isn't the right course, but just how does one tell the difference between solid studies, preliminary results, and snake oil? In this friendly guide through the science of infancy, Science of Mom blogger and PhD scientist Alice Callahan explains how nonscientist mothers can learn the difference between hype and evidence.

Fans of Alice's blog have come to trust her balanced approach that explains the science that lies behind headlines. The Science of Mom is a fascinating, eye-opening, and extremely informative exploration of the topics that generate discussion and debate in the media and among parents. From breastfeeding to vaccines to sleep, Alice's advice will help you make smart choices so you can relax and enjoy your baby.

©2015 Alice Callahan (P)2017 Tantor

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"[Callahan's] compassion and empathy for the difficulties of parenting shine through in every chapter, from breastfeeding to vaccines to feeding to sleeping." ( Forbes)

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just what I needed

Never heard of the author before but I simply love this book. just the right amount of personal story and well researched science. I would recommend this book to anyone who has or is planning to have a baby.

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Essential for every parent-to-be

Alice Callaghan has been thorough in her research and clearly presents the evidence to help you make your own choices. Very clear to follow without dumbing down. As a high school science teacher and parent-to-be, this was exactly what I was looking for.

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  • Friðrik Bragi Dýrfjörð
  • 25-03-18

Would love more parenting books like this

I found the book captivating. Each topic is explained thoroughly, taking into account research for or against each claim. When the science is not clear on the matter, it is clearly stated and the available research presented for the reader to decide.

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  • Mariela Sueldo
  • 20-10-19

Informative and to the point

Really enjoyed this book, gave me a better insight of things to look for, especially in relation to baby feeding and the main items to look for baby development. The author has made her research. Loved it!

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 10-01-19

this is a great book

this is a great book with lot of insights and exact knowledge about the topic.

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  • Carrie
  • 07-10-18

Narrator is so bad, couldn't finish first chapter

This is probably the worst narrator I've ever heard on Audible. Grating, pretentious, overly performative. A terrible first impression for a book I hoped would bring real science to everyday people.

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  • Javi
  • 18-08-19

Way too much detail!

This book has way too much detail for things that are standard practice. I don't need to know about every study that's been done on cord cutting. I don't need to know about the history of vitamin k shots. A one page summary with references would have been enough.

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