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Posts from the ‘Science’ Category

Resources for an Evidence-Based Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be incredibly overwhelming. How do we sort through the huge amounts of advice - solicited and not - to make evidence-based choices? Who do we trust? Readers offered their suggestions on my Facebook page, and I've compiled them into a handy list for you!

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Are the Ingredients in the Newborn Vitamin K Shot Safe?

The newborn vitamin K shot prevents rare but potentially devastating vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB). If you're concerned about the ingredients in the shot, I've investigated the science behind each one so that you can understand why it's included in the shot and why it's safe for your baby.

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Learning to Crawl Disrupts Infant Sleep (Or, Science Confirms What We’ve Already Observed)

Sometimes, when you're going through a rough patch with your baby's sleep, it helps just to know that it's normal. A recent study published in Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development helps in this regard, because it shows that when babies learn to crawl, they have a harder time sleeping during the night. I write about the study and about my own experiences with sleep disruptions in late infancy.

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5 Evidence-Based Tips for Your Baby’s First Shots

5 important things to know before your baby's first shots - supported by science!. Find out science-based ways to reduce your baby's discomfort and what to expect afterwards.

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The Science of Mom: An Introduction

Get a sneak peek at my book, The Science of Mom! You can read the entire Introduction here!

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How Often Should a Baby Poop? And Other Important Questions…

My 6-month-old baby didn't poop for 7 days, and I wondered if I should be worried. Here's what I found out.

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Baby Nap Strikes Are a Real Thing, Plus 4 Tips for Survival (with VIDEO)

My 5-month-old baby went on a 2-week nap strike. Now that he's back to napping, I'm sharing my tips for survival, plus a video of what was keeping him awake.

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For Premature Babies Born by C-Section, Umbilical Cord Milking Is a Good Option

A study published in Pediatrics this week shows that cord milking can be just as effective - if not more so - than delayed cord clamping in premature babies born by C-section

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4 Signs Your Baby Is Ready for Solid Foods

Want to know when your baby is ready to start solids? Watch your baby for these signs of readiness (and mostly ignore the calendar).

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