Infant Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Lactose-free Milk

    Lactose-free Milk

    I’m strongly committed to breast feeding, but I’m not sure how digestible my breast milk is because lately my baby has been colicky. One book I read said that my breast milk would be more digestible if I cut…

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  • Apnea of Infancy

    Apnea of Infancy

    Dear Dr. Greene, If an infant has had a history of childhood apnea to the extent that he has had to use a heart and lung monitor during the sleeping hours for the first two years of his life,…

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  • Look!

    Treatment for Tibial Torsion

    I have a son who is now 20 months old. He was diagnosed by our local pediatrician as having tibial torsion. It is extremely visible. We have taken him to a specialist in Syracuse, New York at the Syracuse…

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  • Baby Walkers

    Baby Walkers

    I have a 9 month old boy, who weighs 24 lb. 6 oz. and is 31 in. long. Do you think that it is safe for him to be in a walker?
    Traci Rectenwald – Administrative Assistant – Research Beaufort,…

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  • Recommended Immunization Schedule

    Recommended Immunization Schedule

    I am a missionary living in the Dominican Republic. Yesterday our eight-month old son received a vaccination for sarampion, which is the Spanish term for measles. My baby book says that it is better not to vaccinate for measles…

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  • Treatment for HIV+ Babies

    Treatment for HIV+ Babies

    I am about to adopt an HIV+ baby. Are there any special dietary requirements? The information here is very limited and I would appreciate your help.
    Lucie Green – Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • DPT Vaccine

    DPT Vaccine

    How can I find out information about DPT vaccine problems? I am vaccinating my 2 month old son next week and would like as much info on this as possible. What can you tell me?
    Lisa Bonine – Wichita Falls,…

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  • Failure to Thrive

    Failure to Thrive

    What is meant by the term “failure to thrive”?

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  • Possible Causes of Failure to Thrive

    Possible Causes of Failure to Thrive

    What are some possible causes of the very general diagnosis of “failure to thrive”? At 7 weeks, our daughter is still 7.5 ozs below her birth weight and none of the “experiments” our doctor has tried have helped her…

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  • Frequent Feedings

    Frequent Feeding

    I’ve read your suggestions on improving a new mother’s chances of continuing the nursing relationship. I agree with you, except for one point with which I take issue. You, and my first son’s pediatrician, both recommend nursing no more…

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