Today's Pediatric Perspectives


Skin to Skin Contact with Your Premature Baby

When you find out you’re pregnant, the last thing you want to do is plan for a less than ideal birth. You want to share 40 weeks of blissful...

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Is MiraLAX Safe for Children?

In the small print on the side of a bottle of MiraLAX, you’ll learn that it’s recommended by the manufacturer only for people 17 years of age and older...

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Adding a Pet to Your Family

You’ve been thinking about adding a pet to your family, but you have questions. What pet is right for us? Is this the right time? How many pets are right...

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How Much Sleep is Needed?

How Much Sleep is Needed?

I’m asked almost everyday by some concerned parent whether their child is sleeping enough or too much. That’s not a simple answer and varies from child to child and...

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Sugar Is Now Considered A Drug Are You Overdosing? Are Your Kids?

Is sugar really a drug? Can we actually be addicted to it? Are you? And how about your kids? Those are frightening thoughts. There are a lot of people...

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Probiotics & Kids with Food Allergies

My child has food allergies. I'd like to give her probiotics, but I want to make sure it's safe before I try. What do you think, is it safe...

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Life Lessons for Moms with Young Children or What I Wish I’d Known Then

I’m an empty nester. A recent part of the sandwich generation. My kids are grown. My parents are gone. I’m starting (just starting) to have senior moments. In many...

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Babies and Constipation

Babies & Constipation

Dr. Greene, my 7-week-old son hasn't pooped in three days. All he gets is breast milk. Is this normal? Is he constipated? I've heard both. If he...

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Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital Heart Disease: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Related concepts: AS, ASD, Aortic Valve Stenosis, Atrial Septal Defects, CHD, Coarctation of the Aorta, Hypoplastic Left Ventricle, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, PDA, PS, Pulmonary Valve Stenosis, Tetralogy of Fallot,...

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Make your quesadillas a healthier treat by using BroccoLeaf instead of tortillas. They’re fast and easy to make, lower in calorie than traditional quesadillas, and provide a great vegetable...

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Books by Dr. Alan Greene

Feeding Baby Green

Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood and Beyond

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

This unique guide includes advice on how to transform a baby's eating habits that will positively impact their health & development for the rest of their lives. Dr. Greene has included everything a parent needs to know about creating healthy, nutritious meals that help avoid childhood obesity & prevent childhood disease.

Raising Baby Green

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

In this illustrated and easy-to-use guide, noted pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, a leading voice of the green baby movement, advises parents how to make healthy green choices for pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care—from feeding your baby the best food available to using medicines wisely.