Dr. Greene's Blog

  • Their Eyes Tell the Story: Babies Fascinated By What You Say

    Their Eyes Tell the Story: Babies Fascinated By What You Say

    Guessing what babies and toddlers are thinking about can be difficult before they have words to tell the story. Over the first year parents usually do get increasingly adept at recognizing when their babies feel tired or hungry or have a poopy diaper.

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    What is Your Pediatrician Reading?

    Medscape Pediatrics, a leading source of medical information for physicians (if not the leading source of info for physicians), has released the Medscape Top 10 for in 2011 – this year’s 10 most important articles, chosen by being the most read articles of the year. ***Spoiler Alert*** This is tremendous news for WhiteOut, our campaign […]

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  • Starting Solids: An Exciting Reason to Be Thankful

    Starting Solids: An Exciting Reason to Be Thankful

    Last Thanksgiving I announced a bold campaign, spearheaded by an amazing band of volunteers, to upgrade babies’ first foods to real foods – and babies’ first grains to whole grains – and to do this in 2011.

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    Pediatricians’ Trick-or-Treat Bags

    Each year thousands of pediatricians gather for a national conference to catch up on the latest science and with each other. There’s also a huge exhibit hall, as in so many professional and trade conferences, where the latest products are displayed. At our meeting, vendors pass out logo bags that pediatricians can use going up […]

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  • Food Day: A Great New Holiday

    Food Day: A Great New Holiday

    Food Day, my favorite new holiday, is a simple but profound celebration of something all humans share – we become the food we eat. The first annual Food Day (foodday.org), debuts October 24, sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit group that has led successful fights for food labeling, better […]

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  • Stress and Environmental Toxins

    Stress and Environmental Toxins

    Of course reducing toxic exposures is an important way to reduce risks from unhealthy chemicals, but a growing body of research suggests paying attention to positive habits – such as good food, healthy sleep and active play can often reduce or even eliminate harm when exposed. An update on this emerging field of research appeared […]

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  • Which Diaper is the Best

    Which Diapers Are Better for the Planet?

    As a father and pediatrician, I’ve changed many diapers — enough to teach me that diapers are a daily reminder that as humans we deplete resources as we consume, and we make messes with our waste. Those landfill diapers that are so easily tossed into the trash are clearly a major ecological issue. But what […]

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  • Five Breastfeeding Tips from Dr. Greene

    Five Breastfeeding Tips from Dr. Greene

    Breastfeeding is one of the best gifts you can give your baby. Here are five tips for making it as easy as possible:

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    The Price of Health

    How much does it cost to start a baby on better food? In my local Safeway this summer I found the most popular white rice (white flour) cereal available at 29.4c per serving, or $8.23 if fed twice a day for two weeks (as is often the case for those first weeks of solids). The […]

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  • Your Baby Knows What You’re Eating… Even Before Birth

    Your Baby Knows What You’re Eating … Even Before Birth

    Babies have more taste buds before birth than at any later time. Why would they be designed to form extra taste buds only for them to disappear before they are even born? Most parents think that before birth, babies get all of their nutrition through the umbilical cord. They don’t realize that babies also drink […]

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