Zoloft and Breast Feeding
    June 12, 1999
    Zoloft and Breast Feeding

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I believe that sertraline (Zoloft) in the breast milk is safer for the baby than either the mother’s depression or her stopping nursing. In some earlier studies, Zoloft could no…

    Antidepressants and Nursing
    June 12, 1999
    Antidepressants and Nursing

    Dr. Greene's Answer: More women become depressed while their children are babies than at any other time in life (Clin Pharmacokinet 1994 Oct;27(4):270-89). With the surging tide of postpartum hormones…

    Jaundice & Bilirubin Levels
    December 7, 1998
    Jaundice & Bilirubin Levels

    Dr. Greene's Answer: This week, while I was putting up lights to decorate for the holidays, I bruised my arm. I can remember, as a young child, watching bruises transform through a series of colors be…

    Breastfeeding and Jaundice
    December 7, 1998
    Breastfeeding and Jaundice

    Dr. Greene's Answer: There are two types of jaundice that are related to breast-feeding. They are called breast-feeding jaundice and breast milk jaundice. Breast-feeding jaundice is a jaundice that ma…

    Fast Facts about SIDS
    August 3, 1998
    Fast Facts about SIDS

    SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is defined as the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of any infant or young child. (more…)…

    Lactose-free Milk
    January 24, 1997
    Lactose-free Milk

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I'm glad about your decision to breast feed your baby. Although breast feeding can pose challenges (and joys), it is still true that mother's milk is the perfect food for babies. …

    Frequent Feedings
    July 1, 1996
    Frequent Feeding

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Thank you for your comments. As I am sure you have noticed, there are as many opinions on breast feeding and timing as there are advisors. This is appropriate, since each mother-i…

    Benefits of Breastfeeding
    June 21, 1996
    Benefits of Breastfeeding

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I applaud the critical thinking and intellectual curiosity of these scientists. When immunoglobulins were first discovered in breast milk, the appealing and simple conclusion was …

    The Essential Components of Breast Milk
    June 21, 1996
    The Essential Components of Breast Milk

    There are a number of breast milk components that are extremely beneficial to babies’ development. Many of these cannot be found in formula. (more…)…

    Breast Infections
    April 10, 1996
    Breast Infections

    Dr. Greene's Answer: First of all, may I say that I applaud your efforts to continue nursing your baby, even when it is painful. Nursing has a powerful, positive impact on a baby's health. By the time…

    Nursing while Pregnant
    March 3, 1996
    Nursing while Pregnant

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Nature is a fascinating interplay of cycles, large and small. A woman's menstrual cycle is both poignant and beautiful. During a brief time beginning with the conception of a chil…

    Nibble Nursing
    February 20, 1996
    Nibble Nursing

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The situation you are describing sounds very difficult. The fear of what life will be like after you have to go back to work is undoubtedly an added pressure. You are to be commen…

    Nursing Difficulties
    February 19, 1996
    Nursing Difficulties

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It's great to hear back from readers. I am always glad to give further explanation! There are several factors that contribute to the success of a nursing experience for mother and…

    Steps To Take Before Giving Up On Breast Feeding
    February 8, 1996
    Steps To Take Before Giving Up On Breast Feeding

    Before you decide to give up nursing, I recommend that you try a few simple things that might make the situation much easier for both you and your baby. If these don't work, you can still decide to sw…

    Nursing
    February 8, 1996
    Nursing: Considering Giving Up?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many new mothers feel the way you do. This is a time that most expectant parents have looked forward to with delight. We dream of a wonderful baby who will fill our lives with joy…