Breast Milk Supply
    April 26, 2002
    Breast Milk Supply

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Milk supply is a concern of many mothers. You will likely be able to produce plenty of milk. Still, your mother’s and grandmother’s experience makes it even more likely that y…

    Preventing Eczema
    April 15, 2002
    Preventing Eczema

    Each year in the western world, eczema gets more common. We know that breastfeeding can prevent eczema, and that mothers’ avoiding certain allergic foods can further decrease the risk. Another power…

    DHA & ARA: A Personal Story
    February 1, 2002
    DHA & ARA: A Personal Story

    I was scheduled to appear on National Public Radio to discuss an exciting development for babies: for the first time DHA and ARA have been added to an infant formula in the US. As the moment approache…

    DHA and ARA Added to US Formula for the First Time
    January 11, 2002
    DHA and ARA Added to US Formula for the First Time

    January 10, 2002 saw the launch of the first and only infant formula in the US to contain DHA and ARA. I have been calling for these ingredients in US formulas here at DrGreene.com since 1996. These n…

    PCBs in Breast Milk
    November 13, 2001
    PCBs in Breast Milk

    PCBs are environmental toxins known to be transferred from mothers to babies across the placenta - and to damage babies’ mental and motor development. We know that PCBs are present in even higher le…

    Pacifiers Don't Cause Early Weaning
    July 23, 2001
    Pacifiers Don’t Cause Early Weaning

    My local new-baby nursery is decorated with signs that say, "no pacifiers". Parents and professionals alike want breastfeeding to succeed. Many studies conducted over the past decade have found an ass…

    A Can A Week Is All
    July 10, 2001
    A Can A Week Is All…

    Mercury damages children's immune systems and kidneys, but its toxicity to the developing brain is worse. The July 2001 policy statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns that minimizi…

    Breastfeeding with a Metabolic Disorder & Propionic Acidemia
    June 12, 2001
    Breastfeeding with a Metabolic Disorder & Propionic Acidemia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Each meal is a matter of life and death for children with propionic acidemia. Children need protein in order to grow and thrive, but for these children extra protein is a deadly p…

    PKU Test Results -- What's normal?
    June 8, 2001
    PKU Test Results — What’s normal?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The PKU test is a screening test for PHENYLKETONURIA (PKU). The normal values of the test depend entirely on the laboratory where the test is run, and the methods and units used. …

    The Breast Fed Baby and Mom's Diet
    May 31, 2001
    The Breast Fed Baby and Mom’s Diet

    Studies strongly suggest that if your breast fed baby is colicky, it is worth a try to eliminate cow's milk from your diet. You will want to avoid cheese, ice cream, milk (in a glass or on cereal), yo…

    The Success of Breast Feeding
    May 25, 2001
    The Success of Breast Feeding

    There are several factors that contribute to the success of a nursing experience for mother and baby. One of the most important is that the baby feels satisfied after nursing. This cannot happen if (m…

    Breast-Feeding and Obesity
    May 18, 2001
    Breast-Feeding and Obesity

    It can be demoralizing when you get contradictory information about health. Two studies in the May 16th, 2001 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) appear, on the surface, to…

    Breastfeeding and Vitamins
    April 24, 2001
    Breastfeeding and Vitamins

    Research has shown that women who are dieting and exercising tend to produce breast milk lower in certain nutrients, such as vitamin B6, that are important for babies' development. New research shows …

    How Do I Know if My Baby is Getting Enough to Eat
    March 23, 2001
    How Much Food Does Baby Need?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I speak with parents all over the world who express concern that their babies are eating too little – or too much. Feeding our babies is such a core part of our role as parents …

    Breast to Bottle – Nipple to Cup
    January 27, 2001
    Breast to Bottle – Nipple to Cup

    Dr. Greene's Answer: To wean means to gradually accustom someone to a change. Usually weaning is the process of gradually letting go of something we were dependent on. While there are certain abrupt c…

    Tired of Baby's Crying?
    December 15, 2000
    Tired of Baby’s Crying?

    Babies who had been diagnosed with colic cried for about an hour less per day than expected when they were switched from a cow’s milk formula to a hypoallergenic formula in which the protein had bee…

    Herbs and Breastfeeding
    November 14, 2000
    Herbs and Breastfeeding

    I'm glad that herbal remedies were a topic of discussion at the 2000 annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Chicago. This is an important part of healthcare that deserves serious cons…

    Lower Your Baby's Risk of Leukemia
    October 21, 1999
    Lower Your Baby’s Risk of Leukemia

    Discovering that your child has cancer is one of a parent’s worst nightmares. A study in the October 1999 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute looked at risks of leukemia, the most …

    Cow's Milk and Diabetes
    September 9, 1999
    Cow’s Milk and Diabetes

    Pediatric News (33(8):2, 1999), has reported on a significant new  study coming out of Finland. Up until now, the relationship between cow's milk and type 1 diabetes has been controversial. This is t…

    Never use this while nursing!
    July 26, 1999
    Never use this while nursing!

    Nursing delivers a banquet of powerful, beneficial substances to growing babies. Some medicines are safe to take when nursing; others are dangerous. Nicotine is dangerous! Second-hand smoke is bad eno…