Are DHA and ARA Important in Baby Formula?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Vpdot, You asked the right question! Breastfeeding is magnificent for babies. But In 1996, when my youngest son was nursing, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and nursin…

    The Bottom Line
    The Bottom Line

    The nutrients DHA and ARA, found naturally in breastmilk, have been in the news a lot lately. Controversy! Some studies of DHA and ARA in formula have detected significant benefits for children. (more…

    DHA & ARA: A Personal Story
    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…

    Mother breastfeeding her baby with baby's feet showing and body out of focus.
    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…

    Breast-Feeding and Obesity
    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
    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…

    Citrus Foods and Baby
    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…

    Starting Solids
    Starting Solids

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Congratulations on starting solids and beginning the feeding adventure! Children between four and six months of age who are already taking solid foods should be fed solids once or…

    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 paren…

    Young boy eating solids from a spoon. When can babies start solids?
    When can Babies start Solids?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Holding a newborn in your arms is incomparable magic, but a wonderful new stage of smiling, laughing, and interaction comes later, signaled by the introduction of solid foods. Loo…

    Relieving Constipation With Diet

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As long as your daughter 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 seve…

    Breast to Bottle – Nipple to Cup
    Breast to Bottle – Nipple to Cup

    Dr. Greene's Answer: To wean means to gradually accustom someone to a change. Usually weaning is the process of gradually letting go of something we were dependent on. While there are certain abrupt c…

    Close up of a baby sucking on mom's shoulder
    How Much Milk Should Baby Be Drinking?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many parents share your concern. By the time that you are juggling multiple feedings and formula or breast milk, an uneasy feeling often develops that something is getting lost in…

    Cow's Milk and Diabetes
    Cow’s Milk and Diabetes

    Dr. Greene reports on a study looking at cow's milk and type 1 diabetes... Pediatric News (33(8):2, 1999), has reported on a significant new study coming out of Finland. Up until now, the relationship…

    Milk and Constipation
    Milk and Constipation

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: A cranky, unhappy toddler may well be responding to physical discomfort. Tummy troubles of one type or another can make anyone feel miserable. Milk is a major part of most childre…

    Gastroesophageal Reflux Treatment
    Gastroesophageal Reflux Treatment

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Your concerns are quite valid. At the time of your question, Propulsid and Zantac were two of the most commonly used prescriptions for babies with gastroesophageal reflux ? even t…

    Honey and Infant Botulism
    Honey & Infant Botulism

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Mark, your care for your daughter comes through clearly in your question. Taking the initiative with preventive measures to insure her health and comfort is a very loving act. Get…

    Lactose-free Milk
    Lactose-free Milk

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I'm glad about your decision to breast feed your baby. Although breast feeding can pose challenges (and joys), it is still true that mother's milk is the perfect food for babies. …

    Fresh eggs gathered from a chicken's nest. Egg are on Dr. Greene's list of iron rich foods.
    Iron-Rich Foods

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Improving your child's diet is the most important way to prevent and to treat iron deficiency. Many foods are good sources of iron. Here's my list of iron-rich foods: Good -- Gras…

    Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Blood is a straw-colored liquid packed with red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets (little clumps that help the blood clot when needed). The red blood cells carry oxyge…