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The Scientific Parent
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Judgment-free, science-based info for parents, written by parents who also happen to be experts.
Judgment-free, science-based info for parents, written by parents who also happen to be experts.

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Is the fluoride found in our water system safe for our kids? There's a lot of misinformation out there - so dental epidemiologist Dr. Brittany Seymour of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine tackles the topic on our blog, answering the most common questions posed by parents:

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Scientists in academia and elsewhere are judged by productivity - but having children during this crucial time period can limit the amount of work scientists - especially mothers - get done. Scientist Gretchen Goldman talks about the challenges of being a scientist and a new parent.

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We caught wind of Kristin Cavallari's recently publicized recipe for homemade baby formula. It's unsafe for so many reasons - so we turned to Tipper Gallagher, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and fearless leader over at The Boob Geek. 

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Parents trying to keep their children hydrated may urge them to drink water, the #1 go-to and mainstay, but it doesn’t always work. So how do you strike a balance between health, hydration, and taste? Food scientist and regular contributor Danielle Robertson has the answers in this handy hydration guide:

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How to talk to your kids about their adoption. Dr. Gail Beck explains:

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Rosalyn Cooperman, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Mary Washington, tells us how to talk to our kids about Donald Trump.


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Dr. Tara Smith gives us the latest answers to reader questions on Zika and Pregnancy:

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Vaccines don't cause autism, but that's not the point. Leslie explores the problematic language that many of us use when discussing vaccines and autism and why that needs to change.


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The Momivist (aka Jody Seagrave-Daly) writes about what infant feeding looks like from her perspective as a NICU nurse and an IBCLC.

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