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…

    Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!
    January 8, 2008
    Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!

    Get ready for some surprising recommendations. Eczema, asthma, and food allergies are all on the rise in children, each having more than doubled in the last several decades. This rapid increase has le…

    Breastfeeding, Diarrhea, and Pneumonia
    April 25, 2007
    Breastfeeding, Diarrhea, and Pneumonia

    In the modern United Kingdom, about 12 percent of all normal, healthy, full-term babies are hospitalized at least once in their first 8 months of life. Many of these hospitalizations are for pneumonia…

    Brain Building
    January 29, 2007
    Brain Building

    Today in the United States, 1 in 6 children suffers from  a disability that affects their behavior, memory, or ability to learn. More than  $80 billion dollars are spent each year in the U.S. to tre…

    Changing Colic Culture
    January 11, 2007
    Changing Colic Culture

    How about a fresh approach? What if simply giving probiotics to babies would dramatically reduce the vexing symptoms of colic? What if the crying and distress of colic were related to the mix of bacte…

    Breastfeeding and Kids’ Cancer Risk
    November 16, 2004
    Breastfeeding and Kids’ Cancer Risk

    The various studies looking at the effects of breastfeeding on childhood leukemia have had inconclusive and inconsistent results. Experts, led by Marilyn Kwan at the School of Public Health, Universit…

    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 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…

    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 …

    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…

    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…

    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 …

    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…