Newborn Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Never use this while nursing!

    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 enough for babies.

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  • Don't use that vaccine!

    Don’t use that vaccine!

    A public health advisory issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics now warns against giving children rotavirus vaccine because it might cause a rare condition called intussusception.

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  • Postpartum Depression

    Postpartum Depression

    Can my postpartum depression hurt my baby? Is there anything I can do on my own to treat it?

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  • Zoloft and Breast Feeding

    Zoloft and Breast Feeding

    Is it safe to take Zoloft while breast-feeding?

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  • Antidepressants and Nursing

    Antidepressants and Nursing

    Dr. Greene, I have a beautiful 3-month-old daughter that I’ve looked forward to for so long, but now I can’t enjoy her. She’s up crying every 2 hours all night and I am overwhelmed and exhausted. My postpartum depression…

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  • No Excuse for Circumcision Pain

    No Excuse For Circumcision Pain!

    Dr. Greene, I’m having a baby boy, and we have decided to have him circumcised. I’ve read in magazines that a local anesthetic is a good idea. My OB says it doesn’t hurt much, in fact babies cry as…

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  • Infantile Acne

    Infantile Acne

    Dr. Greene, my son is now 17 months and still has a whitehead on his cheek, and he also has blackheads. If he got them from breast-feeding I sure won’t breast-feed the next one. I would really like his…

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  • How Dangerous is Melconium Aspiration

    How Dangerous is Meconium Aspiration?

    What can happen to a baby who inhales meconium?

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  • The Marvels of Melconium

    The Marvels of Meconium

    Dr. Greene, why was my baby born covered with meconium, and can this cause a urinary tract infection? Also, could this have been prevented by delivering the baby sooner, and not going past 40 weeks????? Help!Kimberly

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  • Jaundice & Bilirubin Levels

    Jaundice & Bilirubin Levels

    Dr. Greene, my 6-week old was diagnosed with breastfed jaundice when her bilirubin was taken at one week old. I am supposed to stop breastfeeding her for 24 hours (and give her formula) and am finding her resisting the…

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