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    September 30, 2013
    Baby’s First Foods: When to start, what to feed

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) agrees that the time to begin solid foods for baby is around 6 months. Of course, checking with your pediatrician is always best. Once you decide the time is r…

    Dr. Alan Greene discussing the increase in food allergies in children
    July 31, 2013
    Why are there so many more food allergies today?

    You probably already know that our kids are growing up in a pretty tough world, and part of the challenge is being certain what to feed your young ones. Since the mid-1990s, food allergies have gone f…

    Dr. Alan Greene discussing teaching your children healthy eating habits
    July 17, 2013
    The Window of Opportunity for Teaching Your Kids Great Eating Habits

    What does mother goose have to do with getting kids to eat right? Researcher Konrad Lorentz showed that by replacing a mother goose with something else as the first thing a baby goose encountered, he …

    Allergy Bites
    May 4, 2013
    Allergy Bites: Tasty Nuggets for Preventing Allergies

    Many parents still hear the advice that it’s better to wait to introduce fish to babies until their first birthdays, or even their second. I disagree! And a growing body of evidence suggests that st…

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    January 16, 2012
    Carrots and Nitrates

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Carrots and Nitrates. Really? Not a problem at 6 months. Parents are often told that it is not safe to feed your baby carrots, spinach, beets, turnips, or collard greens that yo…

    Your Baby Knows What You’re Eating… Even Before Birth
    August 10, 2011
    Your Baby Knows What You’re Eating … Even Before Birth

    Babies have more taste buds before birth than at any later time. Why would they be designed to form extra taste buds only for them to disappear before they are even born? Most parents think that befor…

    A Fantastic Opportunity
    February 2, 2006
    A Fantastic Opportunity

    We lost the last generation to healthy nutrition before they were 18 months old. Parents found their children rejecting baby foods. And they didn't know what or how to feed the babies they loved. They…

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    January 27, 2003
    Adjusting to Solids

    Dr. Greene's Answer : What a wonderful age of discovery--for your son and for you! At 9 1/2 months, many kids begin to reject soft purees and being spoon-fed; they  want to feed themselves. Thankfull…

    Formula and Diarrhea
    January 25, 2003
    Formula and Diarrhea

    Dr. Greene's Answer: There are several reasons a child could develop mild diarrhea from a formula based on cow's milk. There could be an intolerance to one of the proteins or perhaps, rarely, to the l…

    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…

    Formula and Constipation
    January 17, 2003
    Formula and Constipation

    Dr. Greene's Answer: First, let's address the iron and formula question. Some people will (or have) told you that the iron is the problem and that switching to a low-iron formula will help. It makes s…

    Switching From Formula to Milk
    January 17, 2003
    Switching from Formula to Milk

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The age that regular milk has been recommended for babies has changed over recent decades. Not long ago, 9 months or even 6 months was considered great and many babies who had mil…

    Feeding a Baby Honey
    January 12, 2003
    Feeding a Baby Honey

    Dr. Greene's Answer: If there is a question of immune deficiency, I like waiting longer. Otherwise, once kids have reached age 1, they are at dramatically lower risk for infant botulism (the reason we…

    Homemade Baby Food
    January 3, 2003
    Homemade Baby Food

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Baby food is a modern myth. When my father was born, almost all babies ate real food mashed up for babies. By the time I was born, almost all babies ate baby food from jars found …

    Iron Deficiency
    October 31, 2002
    Iron Deficiency: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to iron deficiency: A baby is born with about 0.5 grams of iron in the body. A healthy adolescent's body has 5.0 grams. This 900 percent increase in iron comes from the iron in the food y…

    Infant Botulism
    October 29, 2002
    Infant Botulism: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Botulism Introduction to infant botulism: Sometimes constipation and slow feeding are the only symptoms of infant botulism, a disease that is sometimes caused by honey. What is infan…

    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 …

    Gastroesophageal Reflux
    October 29, 2002
    Gastroesophageal Reflux: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: GERD Introduction to gastroesophageal reflux: GE reflux wears many faces. You might see a baby who spits up all the time...an adult with heartburn...a child who won't gain weight...a…

    How Much Should Baby Eat?
    May 2, 2002
    How Much Should Baby Eat?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Msfho, I speak with parents all over the world who express concern that their babies are eating too little – or too much. Some parents think that 90th percentile is an ‘A’ a…

    Citrus Foods and Baby
    April 10, 2001
    Citrus Foods and Baby

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I love teaching babies the vibrant flavors of real fruits and vegetables. Once an otherwise healthy baby has reached 4 to 6 months, there is no food we need to delay for fear of a…