Asian baby eating a banana. Bananas are a great food for baby when starting solids.
    Whole Foods as First Foods

    It may seem overwhelming at first, but in reality baby?s first food could be as simple as a nice banana, mashed with a bit of breast milk or formula. In the U.S. for many years the go-to for baby?s fi…

    Crying Baby -- Baby Reflux or GERD can cause extreme crying in babies.
    A Mom’s Perspective on Baby Reflux & Lack of Sleep

    The question a lot of new parents ask when they have an unsettled baby that is spitting up is - how do I know if my baby has reflux? Reflux is a topic very close to my heart! My first child, Jacob, ha…

    Headshot Dr Alan Greene for video The Window of Opportunity for Teaching Your Kids Great Eating Habits.
    The Window of Opportunity for Teaching Your Kids Great Eating Habits

    Dr. Greene's take on great eating habits... What does mother goose have to do with getting kids to eat right? Researcher Konrad Lorentz showed that by replacing a mother goose with something else as t…

    Why are there so many more food allergies today?

    Dr. Greene's take on food allergies... You probably already know that our kids are growing up in a pretty tough world, and part of the challenge is being certain what to feed your young ones. Since th…

    Allergy Bites: Tasty Nuggets for Preventing Allergies

    Dr. Greene's take on preventing allergies... Many parents still hear the advice that it's better to wait to introduce fish to babies until their first birthdays, or even their second. I disagree! And …

    Baby food: home-made or from a jar?
    Baby food: home-made or from a jar?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many of our long-term food preferences are formed from experiences early in life, as I describe in detail in my book Feeding Baby Green. I love teaching babies the sights, smells,…

    Adjusting to Solids

    Dr. Greene's Answer : What a wonderful age of discovery--for your son and for you! At 9 1/2 months, many kids begin to reject soft purees and being spoon-fed; they want to feed themselves. Thankfully,…

    Stool Consistency
    Baby’s Stool Consistency & Formula

    Dr. Greene's Answer: In general, soy formulas tend to produce firmer stools than other formulas, so they can be a great choice during a bout with diarrhea. In fact, there is a soy formula called Isomi…

    Honeycomb with a bee on it. Is feeding a baby honey wise?
    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…

    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…

    When Your Baby Won’t Eat Peas

    Dr. Greene's Answer: "My baby hates peas!" I can't tell you how many times I've heard it. In an exciting study of babies with a demonstrated dislike for peas (perhaps you can picture the expressive fa…