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, 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…

    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…

    Breastfeeding and Protection from Obesity
    February 3, 2004
    Breastfeeding and Protection from Obesity

    A huge study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention followed a total of 177,304 low-income children at public health clinics from birth to age 5. Breastfeeding for more than 6 months was as…

    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…

    Chubby Babies
    June 11, 2003
    Chubby Babies

    Almost every day I hear from parents or grandparents who are concerned because they feel that the babies they love just aren’t getting enough to eat. They try to coax them to take just a few more ou…

    Aversion to Solids
    January 19, 2003
    Aversion to Solids

    Dr. Greene's Answer: First, let me congratulate you and your daughter for nursing for a year! This is a wonderful gift to both of you. Second, when I hear about a child who refuses to eat solids  at …

    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…

    Baby’s Appetite
    January 15, 2003
    Baby’s Appetite

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Average babies of that weight tend to take at least 28 ounces a day of breast milk. But every baby's needs are different and individual babies need ever-changing amounts of food, …

    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…

    Goat’s Milk
    January 10, 2003
    Goat’s Milk

    Dr. Greene's Answer: People used to say children that young don't have allergies, but clearly they do. About 6 percent have food allergies, more than one in 20. Most of these are allergic to only one …

    Young caucasian boy eating sushi
    January 9, 2003
    Babies and Seafood

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The two main concerns regarding feeding seafood to young children are that of potential allergy development and mercury exposure. For years people suggested waiting to introduce n…

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

    Introduction to food allergies: Many parents of infants and toddlers are told that food allergies don’t happen that young, or that they are very rare. We’ve learned that food allergies certainly d…

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

    Introduction: As long as your child is in diapers, every single bowel movement will be right there for you to see when her diaper is changed. During the diaper years, the stools undergo several change…

    Baby sleeping on his father's arm and hand, in a position to help colic.
    October 25, 2002
    Colic: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to colic: It usually strikes toward the end of a long day, when your baby is just about at the age when your sleep deprivation has really begun to set in. Your baby stops being the quiet,…

    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 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…

    Colic and Apple Juice
    June 3, 2002
    Colic and Apple Juice

    Dr. Greene's take on colic and apple juice... Colic is often defined by the rule of threes - crying more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week, for more than 3 weeks. Parents usually report incr…

    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…

    April 26, 2002
    Fluoride

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Hi Catherine, Thanks for your great question. As you know, the key to the benefits of fluoride is not to get too little, and not to get too much. Bottled waters are not closely re…