The Overblown Breast is Best Mantra for Breastfeeding | Kavin Senapathy
April 9, 2020


If you’ve had a baby in the last few decades, you probably remember hearing one seemingly incontrovertible, science-clad mantra: “Breast is Best.” But more and more clinicians and researchers are saying that the adage overstates the science. A growing community is speaking out against the pressure for all parents to breastfeed exclusively, and the real …

A Science Mom’s Path From Reason, to Oz, and Back Again | Kavin Senapathy
April 8, 2019


If skeptics are diametrically opposed to one thing, it’s woo. That’s why Kavin Senapathy took on her new Woo Watch column for Skeptical Inquirer, which explores the alternative health, clean food, and spurious parenting worlds, examines what drives these movements, and, of course, cites the evidence that condemns them. But even though she relishes wielding …