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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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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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  • 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.