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Welcome to Science of Mom! If you are new here, let me introduce you to some of my favorite posts:

About Infant/Toddler Nutrition:

About Breastfeeding:

About dental health:

About Sleep:

About Pregnancy:

About Miscarriage/Infertility:

About Vaccines:

About Parenting:

About My Adventures as a Mom:

Published elsewhere around the Internet:

Thanks for reading!

17 Comments Post a comment
  1. melisa #

    I enjoyed reading your post about sleep.


    February 26, 2012
  2. I liked your post on sleep too. I have just written one about sleep training myself and Dr. Craig Canapari referred me to your post. I think there are some similarities between our blogs.


    May 8, 2012
    • Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Your blog looks really interesting, too. I’m looking forward to following you:)


      May 8, 2012
  3. Hi Alice,

    Just a quick line to let you know that the link to “Iron and Your Baby – on Sixty Second Parent” does not work. I suspect that the site is down, as I could not access it through a Google search, either.

    Thanks for the awesome posts. I was particularly moved by the 10 things you don’t want to forget, which inspired several of my own memories (as the end of my first year as a mom creeps up on me.) :)



    November 14, 2012
  4. Hi Jennifer – Thanks for letting me know about the broken link! Glad you’re enjoying the blog, and thank you for reading and commenting!


    November 17, 2012
  5. Chet #

    I’m calling confirmation bias on this one; ignoring research (despite saying you weren’t selective) to make a retrospective justification for your choice. Also shows a misunderstanding (as does the follow up on self soothing) of infant sleep patterns.

    If you want to use CIO that’s up to you, it’s your baby; just be honest about why and don’t damage your credibility with flawed analysis.


    March 9, 2013
    • When I reread my posts on sleep training, I can see that I was a bit defensive, so some confirmation bias is entirely possible. But then again, I literally read hundreds of studies. I spent months trying to get a handle on what normal infant sleep means, what happened in the studies on sleep training, and what we know about stress in infants. I tried my best to present the research from a place of curiosity – not to prove a point so much as to understand the controversy and the evidence on both sides and to be better prepared for the next baby. While I completely understand the philosophical objections to sleep training, I wasn’t able to find much solid evidence supporting the claims that it is damaging, and I found some reasonable evidence of benefit, at least in some families. Is it a perfect solution? Absolutely not. Is it right for all babies and their families? Absolutely not. Is it a flawed analysis? Probably. Most of what I do is in some way, no way around it:)


      March 11, 2013
  6. As a fellow scientist, I just have to thank you for your science writing style. Wonderful.


    May 29, 2013
  7. Nica #

    May you give some answers related to baby poo? My baby poo dark green all the time is that something wrong with the milk?


    August 26, 2013
  8. Mercedes Nash #

    I’m glad I found this blog. I certainly will use it as much as I need it. As a nanny, science of mom will be a great tool for me and my working family.


    January 9, 2015
  9. Elizabeth #

    There is so much in this list I’d like to read about! I’m pinning it to my start screen for later use.


    February 8, 2015
  10. Olivia #

    I love your blog and have enjoyed reading various posts. (I also gave a PhD:)).

    One thing I was wondering about is if you had researched the benefits of giving formula rather than cow’s milk to toddlers? I live in France where pediatricians strongly recommend formula (“growing up formula”, I guess) for children aged 1 to 3. I breastfeed my 16 month old (in itself exceedingly rare here) but wanted to give her cow’s milk one day and my doctor father-in-law freaked out. Supposedly cow’s milk is “not adapted” to toddlers. Yogurt and cheese, on the other hand, are given to babies (over the age of 6 months) and toddlers frequently here. Any thoughts on this?

    Thanks again for your fantastic blog!


    October 31, 2015

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