9 Months In, 9 Months Out: A Scientist's Tale of Pregnancy and Parenthood

Oxford Univ. Aug. 2019. 288p. ISBN 9780190863388. pap. $22.95. CHILD REARING
Pictures, charts, and diagrams fill this academic look at parenting from LoBue (psychology, dir., Child Study Ctr., Rutgers Univ.), writer of Psychology Today's "The Baby Scientist" column. Here, LoBue presents both a personal chronicle of motherhood (in which she discusses being an academic and a scientist, addressing issues such as pay discrepancy and changes in her career trajectory as a result of having children) and a "real-time" account of the hard research on subjects including breastfeeding, sleep training, gender development, the science (or lack thereof) behind the vaccine/autism link, screen time, and personality development.
VERDICT LoBue's research-crammed, meticulously documented work will appeal to parents willing to engage with a more challenging read.

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