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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – for current policy statements, recommendations, and access to the archives of the journal Pediatrics

Healthy Children – the AAP’s page for parents, with information presented for the lay audience

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – for information on diseases, vaccines, and safety

CDC’s Life Stages Page – with specific sections on pregnancy, infants and toddlers, children, family, etc.

Vaccine Education Center of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – one of the best resources I have found for information about safety and efficacy of vaccines.

World Health Organization (WHO) – for international health policy documents and recommendations, including for breastfeeding

Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) – for information on risk of exposure to drugs and chemicals during pregnancy and breastfeeding. OTIS has a great hotline if you have a specific question (Mine was, “Can I get my wisdom teeth removed without interrupting breastfeeding?”). You will talk to a real-live, knowledgeable person. (866)626-6847.

Kids in the House – An amazing library of short videos of advice from top parenting experts.

La Leche League – for breastfeeding support and resources.

kellymom – for more breastfeeding support and resources.

KidsHealth – A comprehensive resource of health information from pregnancy to adolescence Life Stages Page – with specific sections on infants, children, and adolescents

USDA’s MyPlate – follow links for specific information on nutrition during pregnancy and for preschoolers and kids

Pubmed – search the database for abstracts of published scientific research articles (sometimes full text articles)

MedlinePlus – searchable database for general health information

11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Thanks for recommending these sites. Keep up the good job.


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    April 6, 2012
  2. Thank you so much for the sites! My parents really appreciate it!

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    July 16, 2012
  3. The Coastal Living Mom #

    Wonderful list of resources. Love the research bend. Great to having something more than opinions.

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    December 31, 2012
  4. Great list and blog. There are only a few really good science evidence based parenting blogs out there. Looking forward to your book. Take Care

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    September 12, 2014
  5. Hi Alice Callahan,
    It is a useful tips and good recourses too. I really learned from these list. I have a baby and she is 7 months. Your recourses are valuable for me and my wife too. I hope other people can learn from these tips.

    Thank you again

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    July 22, 2015
  6. jroyalsmom #

    appreciate the links ! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    October 9, 2015
  7. Carolyn Paone #

    Hi I’m an engineer mom and I love your site. Do you have a Facebook page I can follow?


    October 11, 2016
  8. Tata #

    I love this site and the book. I can’t recall the other sites recommended in the book. Does anyone recall the mom/baby sites recommended in the science of mom book? Thank you!


    January 18, 2018
  9. Hi Alice! Just wanted to say hello, and let you know your resources are amazing! Super helpful and authoratative sources. Thank you so much.


    September 17, 2019

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