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Science-based parenting advice is particularly helpful for parents who are looking for scientific and empirical advice for their parenting practice as opposed to opinions and experimentations. Every article of this Research Findings category is a summary of a specific scientific paper in layman language.

So, use the information given in this section on Research Findings to learn the latest scientific determinations related to parenting and pediatrics, so that you are able to practice responsive parenting with your child.

Parenting is a novel and mysterious experience not only for new parents but sometimes for those who welcome their second and third child even. This is because every baby is different from the other. Therefore, it is very common as well as a sensible approach for parents to seek help, advice, and reassurance from the internet about what constitutes as ‘normal’ and ‘acceptable’ behavior in their children.

There is tons of information out of the internet in the shape of parental websites, parenting forums as well as research findings from academic and scientific articles on parenting and pediatrics.

Iron Supplements During Pregnancy753 views

Will My Child Be Smarter If I Take Iron Supplements during Pregnancy? Effect of Iron Supplementation during Pregnancy on the Intelligence Quotient and Behavior of Children at 4 Years of Age: Long-Term Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial


Taking iron as a nutritional supplement is a common practice during pregnancy. In fact, it is recommended by most health institutions around the world. However, experts are divided about whether iron should be

Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation or Just Iron and Folic Acid815 views

Is Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation More Effective Than Iron and Folic Acid? Prenatal Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation Has Greater Impact on Birthweight Than Supplementation with Iron and Folic Acid: A Cluster-Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Programmatic Study in Rural Niger


The micronutrient intake of pregnant women may be insufficient, especially in underdeveloped countries. Thus, nutritional supplements are necessary, but some of them have proven inefficient. Maternal nutrient deficiency has been linked to

Supplemental Iron Intake During Pregnancy Lead to Gestational Diabetes731 views

Does Supplemental Iron Intake during Pregnancy Lead to Gestational Diabetes? Supplemental Iron Intake and the Risk of Glucose Intolerance in Pregnancy: Re-analysis of a Randomised Controlled Trial in Finland


Iron supplements are often taken during pregnancy. However, some observational studies suggest that high iron intake may lead to gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes (GD), or glucose intolerance during pregnancy, increases the risk

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