Five Breastfeeding Tips from Dr. Greene
    September 21, 2011
    Five Breastfeeding Tips from Dr. Greene

    Breastfeeding is one of the best gifts you can give your baby. Here are five tips for making it as easy as possible: (more…)…

    Sexual Hang-ups about Breastfeeding
    September 5, 2011
    Sexual Hang-ups about Breastfeeding

    Unless they’ve been living in a cave, women these days KNOW that breastfeeding is better for their babies. They just do. So why isn’t every new mom getting on the train to lactation station? (more…

    Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic
    August 7, 2011
    Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic

    Interestingly, babies tend to suck more vigorously when a new flavor is introduced into their mothers’ diet (even if the mothers don’t notice the change in nursing, researchers can measure it). Th…

    Real Moms Got Milk?…Post Cards From The Ledge
    February 28, 2011
    Real Moms Got Milk?…Post Cards From The Ledge

    Hours after Alex was delivered by C-Section, I lay gasping on a hospital bed still trying to comprehend how I’d been flayed like a cod fish and robbed of the precious living cargo that had roomed wi…

    Breastfeeding and Asthma
    September 21, 2004
    Breastfeeding and Asthma

    Asthma in children is increasing around the globe. It's not unusual for it to be a country's number one reason for a child to be hospitalized. Researchers from Australia (a continent where asthmais th…

    Breastfeeding and Saving Lives
    May 3, 2004
    Breastfeeding and Saving Lives

    Many studies have demonstrated a variety of benefits from breastfeeding, including lowering the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The first study linking breastfeeding with overall lower in…

    Breast-fed Babies Breathe Easier
    November 7, 2003
    Breast-fed Babies Breathe Easier

    The longer that children breastfeed, the less likely they are to wheeze when they reach their first birthdays, according to a study published in the October 2003 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immuno…

    Sweet sleep
    January 20, 2003
    Nighttime Feedings

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It sounds like your pattern is working very well for you and your son. The main reason that people recommend against feeding right before sleep is to protect the teeth from caviti…

    Nursing After Breast Surgery
    January 15, 2003
    Nursing after Breast Surgery

    Dr. Greene's Answer: With breast reduction surgery, if the nipple is moved it severs the connections to the glands and afterwards nursing is exceedingly unlikely. But if the nipple is protected, most …

    Breast Milk in a Bottle
    January 12, 2003
    Breast Milk in a Bottle

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As a dad, I sure loved those special times that I got to feed pumped breast milk. There is no one right amount to feed babies, but there are some good rules of thumb. Most newborn…

    Food Allergies
    October 29, 2002
    Food Allergies: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Food hypersensitivity, Oral allergy syndrome, Allergic proctocolitis Introduction to food allergies: Many parents of infants and toddlers are told that food allergies don’t happen …

    Ear Infection
    October 28, 2002
    Ear Infection: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Acute otitis media, otitis media, AOM Introduction to ear infection: Many parents are familiar with being awoken by a crying baby with an ear infection. Ear infections are the most c…

    Diarrhea
    October 27, 2002
    Diarrhea: Your A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to diarrhea: Normal baby stool can look a lot like an adult's diarrhea stool. Healthy baby poop is often soft and runny, and (especially in the first month) quite frequent. One 2-week-old…

    Allergies
    October 23, 2002
    Allergies (Allergic Rhinitis): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Nasal allergies, Allergic rhinitis, Hay fever, Seasonal allergic rhinitis, Perennial allergic rhinitis, Pollen allergy, House dust allergy, Pet allergies, Mold allergies Introduction…

    Fussing While Feeding
    May 2, 2002
    Fussing While Feeding

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Heather, having your baby scream at the breast must feel so disheartening. I’m sure there are many things that you imagined about how things would be between you and your baby …

    Breast Milk Supply
    April 26, 2002
    Breast Milk Supply

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Milk supply is a concern of many mothers. You will likely be able to produce plenty of milk. Still, your mother’s and grandmother’s experience makes it even more likely that y…

    Zoloft and Breast Feeding
    June 12, 1999
    Zoloft and Breast Feeding

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I believe that sertraline (Zoloft) in the breast milk is safer for the baby than either the mother’s depression or her stopping nursing. In some earlier studies, Zoloft could no…

    Breastfeeding and Jaundice
    December 7, 1998
    Breastfeeding and Jaundice

    Dr. Greene's Answer: There are two types of jaundice that are related to breast-feeding. They are called breast-feeding jaundice and breast milk jaundice. Breast-feeding jaundice is a jaundice that ma…

    Nursing while Pregnant
    March 3, 1996
    Nursing while Pregnant

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Nature is a fascinating interplay of cycles, large and small. A woman's menstrual cycle is both poignant and beautiful. During a brief time beginning with the conception of a chil…

    Nibble Nursing
    February 20, 1996
    Nibble Nursing

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The situation you are describing sounds very difficult. The fear of what life will be like after you have to go back to work is undoubtedly an added pressure. You are to be commen…