Fireproofing Breastmilk?
    September 25, 2003
    Fireproofing Breastmilk?

    High levels of a potentially toxic flame retardant have been found in the breastmilk of US women, according to a September 23, 2003 study released by the Environmental Working Group. The average amoun…

    Cesarean Delivery & Food Allergies
    September 8, 2003
    Cesarean Delivery & Food Allergies

    Children born by C-section to allergic mothers are more than 4 times more likely to develop proven egg allergies than are peers born vaginally, according to a fascinating study in the August 2003 Jour…

    Milk Allergy
    June 6, 2003
    Milk Allergy

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: One of the most common reasons for blood in a young baby’s stools is an allergy to the cow’s milk protein in dairy products. The same allergy that can cause inflammation in th…

    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…

    Strong Prevention
    March 26, 2003
    Strong Prevention

    Respiratory infections are the number one reason that young children in the United States are hospitalized. More than 1 in 20 babies are hospitalized for a respiratory infection before their first bir…

    Stop Respiratory Infections
    March 25, 2003
    Stop Respiratory Infections

    At the same time the world is learning about a new respiratory infection that may prove to be a relative of the common cold, researchers have published further evidence that breastfeeding can signific…

    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 …

    January 29, 2003
    Bowel Movement Frequency

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As you suspect, Methyldopa does appear in breast milk in small amounts. This is not considered a reason not to take it during nursing, but is a reason to be on the lookout for pot…

    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…

    Reduced Crying Another Benefit of Breastfeeding
    January 17, 2003
    Reduced Crying: Another Benefit of Breastfeeding

    A baby crying in pain tugs at our heartstrings. A study published in the January 4, 2003 issue of the British Medical Journal showed that breastfeeding is a powerful way to reduce pain. This was a stu…

    Zoloft
    January 17, 2003
    Zoloft

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Zoloft (Sertraline HCl) is a powerful medicine that has been used to treat depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress syndrome--all situa…

    Pregnant woman. 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 …

    Lactoferrin and Lysozyme Supplements
    January 13, 2003
    Lactoferrin and Lysozyme Supplements

    Before a baby is born, the normally pristine environment of the uterus is separated from the bacteria-rich environment of the vagina by a small mucus plug -- like a cork in the cervical opening. Resea…

    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…

    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…

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

    Introduction to ear infection: Many parents are familiar with being awoken by a crying baby with an ear infection. Ear infections are the most common reason that children take an extra trip to the doc…

    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…

    October 27, 2002
    Type 1 Diabetes: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to type 1 diabetes: When a child starts drinking more or urinating more frequently, the thought of type 1 diabetes (and now type 2 diabetes) often springs into the parents’ minds. When …

    cough
    October 26, 2002
    Cough: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to cough: Your home calms at night, the children are tucked into bed – but then loud coughing replaces the silence. It’s impressive that a body so small can cough so loud. What is it?…

    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…