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U.S. economist questions conventional thinking on raising babies

May 25, 2018 Daily Mail

Economist Emily Oster investigated the statistics, or lack thereof, behind some general wisdom about what women should and shouldn't do during pregnancy. She said she found that much of the common advice we hear -- that pregnant women should stay away from coffee and sushi, for example -- isn't backed by strong evidence.

U.S. economist questions conventional thinking on raising babies (interview with Emily Oster) – Daily Mail