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

    Introduction to allergies: Children with allergies tend to get more ear infections, more colds, and have more sleepless nights than their peers. Far too often, the underlying allergies are missed and …

    Baby Gets West Nile from Nursing
    October 2, 2002
    Baby Gets West Nile from Nursing

    On October 3, 2002, a baby boy born in Michigan on September 2, 2002 became the youngest person known to have been infected by the West Nile virus in the United States. At that time the total number o…

    Breast Feeding and Asthma
    August 5, 2002
    Breast Feeding and Asthma

    We’ve known for awhile that when mothers have asthma (or related conditions such as eczema and hay fever) breast feeding for at least 4 to 6 months will lower the risk of her child developing asthma…

    Breastfeeding Advantages for Mom!
    July 25, 2002
    Breastfeeding Advantages for Mom!

    About 25,000 cases of invasive breast cancer could be prevented each year if women breastfed each of their children for an average of 8-9 months, instead of the current average of 2-3 months, accordin…

    Breastfeeding Drops Risk of Obesity
    June 11, 2002
    Breastfeeding Drops Risk of Obesity

    Childhood obesity rates continue to climb. However, babies who are breastfed have a 30 percent drop in their risk of obesity, according to a study published in the June 8, 2002 issue of The Lancet. Th…

    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…

    Preventing Eczema
    April 15, 2002
    Preventing Eczema: New Insights

    Dr. Greene's take on preventing eczema... Each year in the western world, eczema gets more common. We know that breastfeeding can prevent eczema, and that mothers’ avoiding certain allergic foods ca…

    DHA & ARA: A Personal Story
    February 1, 2002
    DHA & ARA: A Personal Story

    I was scheduled to appear on National Public Radio to discuss an exciting development for babies: for the first time DHA and ARA have been added to an infant formula in the US. As the moment approache…

    DHA and ARA Added to US Formula for the First Time
    January 11, 2002
    DHA and ARA Added to US Formula for the First Time

    January 10, 2002 saw the launch of the first and only infant formula in the US to contain DHA and ARA. I have been calling for these ingredients in US formulas here at DrGreene.com since 1996. These n…

    PCBs in Breast Milk
    November 13, 2001
    PCBs in Breast Milk

    PCBs are environmental toxins known to be transferred from mothers to babies across the placenta - and to damage babies’ mental and motor development. We know that PCBs are present in even higher le…

    Pacifiers Don't Cause Early Weaning
    July 23, 2001
    Pacifiers Don’t Cause Early Weaning

    My local new-baby nursery is decorated with signs that say, "no pacifiers". Parents and professionals alike want breastfeeding to succeed. Many studies conducted over the past decade have found an ass…

    A Can A Week Is All
    July 10, 2001
    A Can A Week Is All When It Comes To Fish

    Dr. Greene explains the concept of a can a week for fish consumption in pregnant or breastfeeding moms... Eating too much mercury damages children's immune systems and kidneys, but its toxicity to the…

    Breastfeeding with a Metabolic Disorder & Propionic Acidemia
    June 12, 2001
    Breastfeeding with Propionic Acidemia or Other Metabolic Disorders

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Each meal is a matter of life and death for children with propionic acidemia. Children need protein in order to grow and thrive, but for these children extra protein is a deadly p…

    PKU Test Results -- What's normal?
    June 8, 2001
    PKU Test Results — What’s normal?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The PKU test is a screening test for PHENYLKETONURIA (PKU). The normal values of the test depend entirely on the laboratory where the test is run, and the methods and units used. …

    The Breast Fed Baby and Mom's Diet
    May 31, 2001
    The Breast Fed Baby and Mom’s Diet

    Studies strongly suggest that if your breast fed baby is colicky, it is worth a try to eliminate cow's milk from your diet. You will want to avoid cheese, ice cream, milk (in a glass or on cereal), yo…

    The Success of Breast Feeding
    May 25, 2001
    The Success of Breast Feeding: One Key Feeling

    Dr. Greene's tips on how to make breast feeding a success... There are several factors that contribute to the success of a nursing experience for mother and baby. One of the most important is that the…

    Breast-Feeding and Obesity
    May 18, 2001
    Breast-Feeding and Obesity: What’s the Real Deal?

    Dr. Greene explores contradictory studies about breastfeeding and obesity... It can be demoralizing when you get contradictory information about health. Two studies in the May 16th, 2001 issue of The …

    Breastfeeding and Vitamins
    April 24, 2001
    Breastfeeding and Vitamins

    Dr. Greene's take on breastfeeding and vitamins... Research has shown that women who are dieting and exercising tend to produce breast milk lower in certain nutrients, such as vitamin B6, that are imp…

    March 23, 2001
    How Much Food Does Baby Need?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I speak with parents all over the world who express concern that their babies are eating too little food – or too much. Feeding our babies is such a core part of our role as par…