Dr Alan Greene speaking about Babies' development and the role of food.
    August 19, 2015
    Babies’ Development and the Role of Food

    Babies’ development from conception to age three is mind-boggling. Newborns resting in their parents arms are not very mobile and don’t have much to say. By the time they're three years old, they …

    Young woman in kitchen with a spoon. Mom's Diet while Breast Feeding.
    July 20, 2015
    Mom’s Diet while Breastfeeding

    Mom's diet while breastfeeding can change the composition of her breast milk. It's no wonder nursing mothers have questions about what they should and shouldn't eat. Here's a quick overview of the mos…

    Dr. Greene discussing what to do when you find a lump
    June 28, 2015
    What to do if you discover a lump

    Finding a lump on your child's body is not necessarily a bad thing, in fact most of the time little lumps it's a good thing: healthy lymph nodes swell when they are attacking foreign invaders. The que…

    Dr. Alan Greene discusses teaching your child to sleep alone
    June 17, 2015
    The “Free Pass”: Getting your child to sleep in their own room

    At 3am a triangle of light slices the darkness in two, and a child's tired, raspy voice whispers "Mom? Moooooom?" It's now that you realize, this will not be the night of restful sleep you've been fan…

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    June 10, 2015
    Easy Ways to Increase Healthy Omega-3s in Your Child’s Diet

    When MsGreene was pregnant with my youngest in 1995, she craved tuna sandwiches. She could tell you where there was a good one within a mile of just about anywhere we normally visited. Her body was t…

    Beautiful newborn snuggled with mom. Breast Feeding for new moms.
    June 5, 2015
    Breast Feeding for New Moms: First Questions Answered

    Breast feeding is a natural experience, but that doesn't mean it's always an easy one. Breast feeding for new moms can be overwhelming. If you're having questions about breast feeding, you're not alon…

    May 31, 2015
    Two Practical Tips to Help You (and Your Baby) Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep

    It's shocking how little sleep most people get. It's the trend in today's busy, electronic, always-on culture. It’s almost a badge of honor. But it's not healthy for anyone. For many parents, especi…

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    May 26, 2015
    How Vitamins, Sunshine and Antibiotics Have Changed Things for Your Kids

    I grew up eating very different food than my children eat. I'm not just talking about different items on the menu, but an apples-to-apples comparison of the same foods shows a substantial difference i…

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    May 18, 2015
    How to Prevent and Treat Tonsil Stones

    When I was a child, it was commonplace to remove tonsils. The thinking of the day was that tonsils didn't serve much of a purpose. Much like the thinking of the day about the appendix. Now we know the…

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    May 12, 2015
    Let’s Talk Dirty… Diapers

    There is no one right answer about your baby's poop frequency, color, smell, and texture. Your baby's poop is going to change over time and will be different depending on diet -- breastfed, formula, s…

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    May 6, 2015
    Mother, You’re Still Carrying Me Today

    You may have read a sentimental Mother's Day card (or one of those picture books that makes every mother cry) with the sappy phrase,  "Mother, You're Still Carrying Me Today." Turns out, it's true. L…

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    March 31, 2015
    Tylenol for Babies & Toddlers: Follow-up Discussion on #LTKH Tweet Chat

    On May 17 and 18, 2011 there was a joint meeting of the FDA Advisory Committee for Nonprescription Drugs and the FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee. I wrote an article about that meeting on May 18, 201…

    Child eating cereal with his hands.
    February 16, 2015
    Probiotics & Kids with Food Allergies

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Are probiotics safe for kids with food allergies? Absolutely! In fact, I especially recommend probiotics for children with allergies because some studies have shown that probiotic…

    Mom smiling at her baby. Baby looking at the camera with a serious expression.
    February 16, 2015
    Probiotics for Breastfeeding Moms & Babies

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I'm a big fan of nursing moms taking probiotics because many studies have shown benefits to babies' immune systems. Most of these studies have used a strain of probiotic called LG…

    An adult size toilet next to a child size toilet. Photo by Leonora Enking.
    January 25, 2015
    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 and that it should be used for no more than …

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    January 19, 2015
    Does my child have a concussion?

    A concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head (or to another part of the body that jolts the head). Two members of my immediate family have had concussions in the last 3 months. …

    Urine sample from a lab.
    December 10, 2014
    My daughter has calcium oxalate crystals in her urine? What should I do?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: If your daughter was dehydrated at the time of the test, this could have caused the calcium oxalate crystals – but if they are found again it’s worth paying a bit of attention…

    Child in a hospital being given a breathing treatment.
    September 24, 2014
    Do not “take two aspirins and call me in the morning”: The story of Enterovirus D68

    [caption id="attachment_49078" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Philippe Put.[/caption] The story began on August 19, 2014 when a children’s hospital in Kansas City notified the CDC that almo…

    Blocking Mosquitoes and Ticks 2010
    September 19, 2014
    Blocking Mosquitoes and Ticks

    Five bug repellents scored high marks for preventing bites, but three common choices didn’t make the grade in 2014 testing by Consumer Reports. As a parent and pediatrician, I want a mosquito and ti…

    Mosquito Bite Reaction
    September 18, 2014
    Preventing and Treating Severe Mosquito Bites

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many kids (including my daughter Claire) develop large local reactions to mosquito bites – charmingly called Skeeter Syndrome. It's a reaction to proteins in mosquitos' saliva. …