Smiling baby sitting in a highchair eating an avocado
    September 24, 2014
    Starting Solids Without White Rice Cereal?

    [caption id="attachment_49072" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Mark Evans[/caption]   I’m sure most of you are familiar with Dr. Greene’s White Out Campaign.  Rice cereal is commonly…

    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 …

    Baby taking milk from a bottle. Formula and Constipation
    January 17, 2003
    Formula and Constipation

    Dr. Greene's Answer: First, let's address the iron in formula and constipation question. Some people will (or have) told you that the iron is the problem and that switching to a low-iron formula will…

    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…

    January 12, 2003
    Introducing Yogurt

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Nine months is okay for yogurt for most babies. Yogurt is a wonderful food. It is rich in calcium, and the active cultures have many health benefits. Kids with a strong family his…

    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…

    January 3, 2003
    Homemade Baby Food

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Baby food is a modern myth. When my father was born, almost all babies ate real food mashed up for babies. By the time I was born, almost all babies ate baby food from jars found …

    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…

    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 since 1996. These n…

    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…

    Citrus Foods and Baby
    April 10, 2001
    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
    April 10, 2001
    Starting Solids

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

    Can Infants Outgrow Milk Allergies?
    April 3, 2001
    Can Infants Outgrow Milk Allergies?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Allergies to peanuts, nuts, shellfish, or fish are usually lifelong. Thankfully, infants who are allergic to cow's milk usually do outgrow this. Many will be allergy-free by their…

    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 – or too much. Feeding our babies is such a core part of our role as parents …

    March 16, 2001
    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…

    March 9, 2001
    Preventing Tooth Decay in Infants

     Dr. Greene's Answer: The bottle-feeding that comforts and nourishes your baby can also cause severe tooth decay. Most parents I talk to don't know how to care for their babies' teeth. Unlike adult c…

    Baby with a bottle. Baby Bottles and Cereal
    February 23, 2001
    Baby Bottles and Cereal

    Dr. Greene's Answer: You’ve heard about it from friends, parents, and in-laws. You’ve seen it in Internet chat rooms and discussion boards: “You’re so tired! You should put some cereal in your…

    February 2, 2001
    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…