Newborn Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Breastfeeding and Jaundice

    Breastfeeding and Jaundice

    Can breast-feeding cause jaundice?

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  • Safe Bedding to Help Prevent SIDS

    Safe Bedding to Help Prevent SIDS

    The following are the safe bedding recommendations put out by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The AAP’s published its most recent recommendations in 2005 (Pediatrics 116:1245-1255):

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