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    July 30, 2014
    Musings from the Newborn Nursery: Newborn Secrets

    As a pediatrician I find that many parents have similar concerns and questions about their newborn.  Here are responses to some of the most frequent questions I get from parent about their healthy ba…

    I Was Wrong About the Environment
    May 3, 2014
    I Was Wrong about the Environment

    Time and again the magic begins the same way. Sperm and egg come together to create an absolutely unique cell. Then this cell divides to create two identical cells., These cells divide, and divide aga…

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    October 10, 2013
    Two Practical Tips to Help You (and Your Baby) Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep

    It's shocking how little sleep most people get. It's the trend in today's busy, electronic, always-on culture. It’s almost a badge of honor. But it's not healthy for anyone. For many parents, especi…

    Dr. Greene discusses how to solve your toddler's sleep problems
    August 7, 2013
    Why toddlers have sleep issues, and how to solve them

    As your baby becomes a toddler, chances are they will give you some sleepless nights. In this week's post I've got your solution. But first a little fun fact. Strange but true: whether or not your tod…

    The Lights Are On and The Baby's Home
    April 15, 2013
    The Lights Are On and The Baby’s Home – Managing the First Few Weeks as a New Mom

    So the day’s finally here. You’ve gone through your pregnancy and despite whether it was a difficult pregnancy or not, you made it out the other side with your precious baby in hand. Walking throu…

    Touch is as Important to Infant Health as Eating and Sleeping
    January 22, 2013
    Touch is as Important to Infant Health as Eating and Sleeping

    Baby massage may seem superfluous or silly to some people, but it’s popularity is growing in the U.S. and it has actually been practiced for centuries in many cultures around the world. But, does it…

    Infant Sleep Changes
    January 26, 2003
    Infant Sleep Changes

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Kids will sometimes go through phases where their sleep (and your sleep!) is interrupted, but when the transition is sudden and recent, my first thought is, "What might have chang…

    Skull Malformation
    January 24, 2003
    Skull Malformation

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When we recognized that kids sleeping on their backs were much less likely to have a problem with SIDS, we started seeing more and more babies with the back of the skull flattened…

    Night Mares
    November 2, 2002
    Nightmares: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Bad Dreams Introduction to nightmares: Mommy, I had a bad dream… What are nightmares? Nightmares are unpleasant dreams that awaken a dreamer from sleep. We’ve learned much about …

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    October 25, 2002
    Colic: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to colic: It usually strikes toward the end of a long day, when your baby is just about at the age when your sleep deprivation has really begun to set in. Your baby stops being the quiet,…

    Colic and Apple Juice
    June 3, 2002
    Colic and Apple Juice

    Colic is often defined by the rule of threes - crying more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week, for more than 3 weeks. Parents usually report increased gas and gas-related symptoms in these ba…

    Ear Infections and Pacifier Use
    October 12, 2000
    Ear Infections and Pacifier Use

    We've known now for several years that discontinuing the use of a pacifier can reduce ear infections in children. A study published in the September 2000 issue of Pediatrics looked at the effect of si…

    Apnea of Infancy
    December 23, 1996
    Apnea of Infancy

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I'll never forget the night my firstborn son came home from the hospital. Earlier that day, while in my arms in the labor and delivery suite, he had stopped breathing for what see…

    Asleep All Day, Up All Night
    June 18, 1996
    Asleep All Day, Up All Night

    Dr. Greene's Answer: During the later part of pregnancy, each baby develops her own sleep/wakefulness rhythm. You can get a good idea of what this rhythm is by the baby's activity patterns. Some babie…