Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy - Part 6 - Zinc
    November 20, 2006
    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy – Part 6 – Zinc

    Zinc The only other nutrient whose requirement increases by more than 30 percent is zinc. Zinc is found in almost every cell in the mother's and the baby's bodies. The baby needs zinc to support its b…

    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy - Part 4 - The Gift of Iron
    November 16, 2006
    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy – Part 4 – The Gift of Iron

    The Gift of Iron Iron requirements also soar during pregnancy. Both the mother and the baby need iron to build red blood cells. A pregnant woman's blood supply increases by 1/3 over the course of the …

    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy - Part 3 - How Much Folate Do You Need?
    November 15, 2006
    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy – Part 3 – How Much Folate Do You Need?

    How Much Folate Do You Need? Preventing neural tube defects is the poster child for folate supplementation. But folate is also critically important whenever a new copy of DNA is made. Each new cell in…

    Conscious Preconception
    May 18, 2006
    Conscious Preconception

    The “trimester” before pregnancy is an important window of opportunity for a baby's health, whether this is a first pregnancy or a later one. And during pregnancy, the weeks between when conceptio…

    Smoking, Pregnant Monkeys, and Vitamin C
    May 12, 2005
    Smoking, Pregnant Monkeys, and Vitamin C

    All pregnant women, not just women who smoke, should hear the news about vitamin C and nicotine. About 450,000 babies are born each year in the United States to women who smoke (this is about 1 in 8 b…

    Iron and ADHD
    December 17, 2004
    Iron and ADHD

    Here's a very interesting study - the first to connect children's iron levels and ADHD. In Paris, France, 110 children from the same school district were referred to a university hospital between Marc…

    Breastfeeding, Bone Density, and Teens
    July 20, 2004
    Breastfeeding, Bone Density, and Teens

    Breastfeeding can help improve mothers' bone density. During the months of nursing, calcium is taken from the bones, and the density decreases - whether or not they are getting plenty of calcium in th…

    Early Multivitamins, Asthma, and Food Allergies
    July 7, 2004
    Early Multivitamins, Asthma, and Food Allergies

    We know that the first months of life are a very impressionable time when it comes to the developing immune system. Even brief breastfeeding in the first few months of life, for instance, may give lon…

    Zinc for Pneumonia
    May 25, 2004
    Zinc for Pneumonia

    What we eat affects our health. Zinc is an essential nutrient that has many functions in the body, including being critical for optimal operation of the immune system. We know that getting enough zinc…

    Zinc and ADHD
    April 15, 2004
    Zinc and ADHD

    Children who took zinc supplements along with their ADHD medications had greater improvement and improved much more quickly than those who took medications alone, according to a small, well-designed s…

    Full Fat Yogurt for Infants and Toddlers
    October 12, 2003
    Full Fat Yogurt for Infants and Toddlers

    The AAP’s Caring for Your Baby and Young Child suggests yogurt as a healthy food for babies and toddlers as early as 8 months old. Most young babies begin life nutritionally sound with breast milk o…

    Diet and Skin
    June 4, 2003
    Diet and Skin

    Baby soft, smooth skin in young children could be partly the result of what their mothers ate during pregnancy and nursing, according to a study reported in the May 31, 2003 issue of The Lancet. Benef…

    Mom’s Vitamins Help Kids
    February 7, 2003
    Mom’s Vitamins Help Kids

    Vitamin B12 consumed by nursing mothers can change the trajectory of their babies’ brain development. The Jan 31, 2003 issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report told the story of a …

    Infant Anemia
    January 1, 2003
    Infant Anemia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The most common cause of anemia in babies is iron deficiency. This usually can be corrected pretty easily with supplemental iron. Supplements are quite safe at that age, at the ap…

    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…

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

    Introduction to celiac disease: The little child just never seems to be feeling well. She doesn’t like to eat. She’s clingy and cranky. It seems like she always has loose stools. She’s not growi…

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

    Introduction to a common cold: It’s called the "common cold" for a reason. Your child will probably have more colds than any other type of illness. Most kids have had eight to ten colds by their sec…

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    October 23, 2002
    Anemia (Low hemoglobin): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to anemia: Blood is a straw-colored liquid packed with red blood cells (that deliver oxygen to the body), white blood cells (that provide protection from infections), and platelets (littl…

    Iron Needs Missed in Millions
    October 18, 2002
    Iron Needs Missed in Millions

    Iron deficiency in toddlers, preschool children, and teenage girls is still all too common in the US. Healthy People 2010 is a program that has set an achievable target of dropping iron deficiency rat…

    Growth and Lack of Appetite
    June 28, 2002
    Growth and Lack of Appetite

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Even most very picky eaters get plenty of calories every day, but one of the reasons we follow growth curves is to be sure that is true for an individual child. 27.5 pounds for a …