My Take on First Foods
    January 31, 2011
    My Take on First Foods

    Among the gifts I received at my baby shower was a big box of flaky, snow white rice cereal. The gift-giver shall remain nameless, but she gave it to me with the best of intentions. (more…)…

    Video: There is no such thing as “baby food”
    January 24, 2011
    Video: There is no such thing as “baby food”

    Yes, you read it right! In this video, Shane Valentine, author of The Baby Cuisine Cookbook, admits that baby food is a made up term and passionately explains how processed food companies have created…

    On Footrests and Eating
    January 21, 2011
    On Footrests and Eating

    There is a saying amongst lactation professionals, which I learned from I was studying to become a Certified Lactation Counselor: “Flex the hips to open the lips.”  The context was learning about…

    Video of Introducing Solids
    January 20, 2011
    Video of Introducing Solids

    Now that you have read my previous posts, you are familiar with the benefits of introducing solids with whole-foods.  Many first time parents are terrified of choking and err on the side of caution f…

    Baby Food List without Baby Food
    January 19, 2011
    Baby Food List without Baby Food

    Here is a list of foods in order of introduction for my second son.  This is not an all-inclusive list.  There are only so many foods you can introduce during this short time span.  Make the most o…

    Preventing Iron Deficiency with Whole Foods
    January 18, 2011
    Preventing Iron Deficiency with Whole Foods

    When your child is about four to six months old, your pediatrician will probably recommended an iron supplement.  This is what our pediatrician recommended when my younger son was about 5 months.  (…

    Skip the Babyfood
    January 17, 2011
    Skip the baby food: How we got there to here and back again

    Baby rice cereal.  The iconic box that can be found in all baby-food sections of the supermarket, most drugstores, and online baby stores.  It’s picture, or an outline of a box with a spout, still…

    Tips for a Well-Stocked Baby Medicine Cabinet
    January 14, 2011
    Tips for a Well-Stocked Baby Medicine Cabinet

    When our daughter inevitably gets sick or has a bad case of diaper rash, it is always reassuring to have the right supplies on-hand. But, knowing exactly what to buy was totally overwhelming the first…

    WhiteOut Badges
    January 11, 2011
    WhiteOut Badges

    Help spread the word and announce your participation with our set of official WhiteOut Badges! (more…)…

    Key Component in a Healthy Diet
    December 29, 2010
    Key Component in a Healthy Diet

    Next tip for raising healthy eaters: Be very patient when you are trying to introduce new foods. It can take up to 15 offerings before a child will taste a new food!  And then it may take several tas…

    Cultivating Healthy Eating Habits
    December 28, 2010
    Cultivating Healthy Eating Habits

    What we’ve learned from ongoing nationwide efforts to reduce childhood obesity (and all the other health issues that come along for the ride), is that early prevention is easier than intervention on…

    Healthy Eaters from the Cradle
    December 27, 2010
    Healthy Eaters from the Cradle

    As nearly everyone has heard by now, America is in the midst of an epidemic of childhood obesity that has created a growing health crisis for our kids. According to the Nestle Nutrition Institute’s …

    Mother’s Manifesto for a Healthy Baby
    December 17, 2010
    Mother’s Manifesto for a Healthy Baby

    I hesitate to tackle the topic of pregnancy and babies. For one thing, I run the risk of getting myself so delighted at the thought that I decide to go for Baby #4. On the other hand, I run the risk o…

    WhiteOut FAQ
    December 3, 2010
    WhiteOut FAQ

    Quick Links: What is the goal of the White Out campaign? What is in white rice baby cereal? Why is white rice baby cereal a bad mistake? How many food experiences does it take to form a lasting food p…

    Baby Apps: Why the Smart Phone is a New Mom’s Best Friend
    November 26, 2010
    Baby Apps: Why the Smart Phone is a New Mom’s Best Friend

    The good news is that smart phone apps can help you when others are not around, in ways you might not have even imagined. (more…)…

    BPA, Sperm, Masculinity, and the Average American Guy
    November 1, 2010
    BPA, Sperm, Masculinity, and the Average American Guy

    A new study suggests that typical BPA exposure may be affecting the masculinity, semen quality, and sperm count of the average American guy. And young boys often have even more BPA exposure than adult…

    Pediatric Literacy
    October 8, 2010
    Pediatric Literacy

    About two months ago, my daughter Charlotte came to me with a book in her hand.  She handed it to me, then held open her arms for me to pluck her up on my lap.  And then she began to flip the pages …

    The Cheapest Baby
    October 7, 2010
    The Cheapest Baby

    A few days ago, I visited one of those enormous baby depots filled with approximately twelve billion useless plastic contraptions.  A friend of mine is expecting and judging by the wish list she hand…

    Baby Wearing
    October 6, 2010
    Baby Wearing

    When Donald and I brought our daughter, Charlotte, home from the hospital, the very first thing we slipped her into was a hand-me-down brown pouch.  We took her for a walk that first afternoon home.…

    Whole Milk
    September 24, 2010
    Whole Milk

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Tanya, I like the way you think. For kids at that age who drink milk, about 16 ounces a day is a great amount (though it can also be great to get protein, calcium, vitamin D, etc.…