The Book Shelf: The Science of Mom
The Science of Mom: A Research-Based Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
Although arguably, there is real wisdom to be found in the Parenting section of any bookstore, The Science of Mom: A Research-Based Guide to Your Baby’s First Year, is unique in that all advice given within the pages is based on, well, science. Eugene-based writer, Alice Callahan, PhD, has all the credentials for breaking down the details and providing evidence-based answers for the most daunting of parenting dilemmas. Callahan holds a doctorate in nutrition, as well as having performed postdoctoral research in the field. Readers will find topics such as breastfeeding vs. formula, baby’s first foods, sleep issues, vaccines, as well as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
What makes this book so enjoyable and a go-to guide for every new parent is that Callahan herself is a new mom who has spent significant time in her own home lab. This book is informative, well written, easy to understand, and most importantly, doesn’t rely on old wives’ tales for answers. n
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