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…

    The Road to Success: Tips for Feeding Your Toddler — Part Two

    Your toddler can now eat just about everything you eat. That does not mean that he actually WILL eat everything you eat. That is no reason not to try to continue to feed the healthiest foods. Of cours…

    The Road to Success: Tips for Feeding Your Toddler – Part One

    As your baby grows into toddlerhood his taste buds and tolerances will be more in line with an adult's. However, you want to make sure that the food he (or she) eats is still the best that you can off…

    Baby’s First Foods: Millet, kale and nutritional yeast

    Millet is a super healthy whole grain cereal and can be used instead of brown rice as a first cereal. With recent concerns about arsenic levels in white and brown rice, even organic, millet is a terri…

    Baby’s First Foods: Tips for adding fruit and wheat germ to baby’s diet

    Peaches are safe to feed your baby at 6 months. Peaches are a terrific source of fiber and a good source of Vitamins A and C. Pears are a terrific source of fiber and Vitamin C and are also safe to fe…

    Baby’s First Foods: When to start, what to feed

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) agrees that the time to begin solid foods for baby is around 6 months. Of course, checking with your pediatrician is always best for baby's first foods. Once y…

    Dr. Alan Greene discussing the increase in food allergies in children
    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…

    Do You Sign YUMMY?

    As parents begin to introduce foods to their babies, many of them are giving signals to theirbabywithout even realizing it.Babies look at the human face for longer periods of time in comparison to…

    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 …

    When Did You Last Feed Your Baby? There's an App for That!
    When Did You Last Feed Your Baby? There’s an App for That!

    I have four children who are close together in age. As each child came along, I realized how different and unique their personalities were. Even as newborns, each child had their own needs; it was jus…

    Starting Solids: An Exciting Reason to Be Thankful
    Starting Solids: An Exciting Reason to Be Thankful

    Last Thanksgiving I announced a bold campaign, spearheaded by an amazing band of volunteers, to upgrade babies' first foods to real foods ? and babies' first grains to whole grains ? and to do this in…

    Video: There is no such thing as “baby food”
    Video: There is no such thing as “baby food”

    Yes, you read it right! In this video, Shane Valentine, author of The Baby Cuisine Cookbook, admits that baby food is a made up term and passionately explains how processed food companies have created…

    On Footrests and Eating
    On Footrests and Eating

    There is a saying amongst lactation professionals, which I learned from I was studying to become a Certified Lactation Counselor: "Flex the hips to open the lips." The context was learning about baby'…

    Video of Introducing Solids
    Video of Introducing Solids

    Now that you have read my previous posts, you are familiar with the benefits of introducing solids with whole-foods. Many first time parents are terrified of choking and err on the side of caution for…

    Baby Food List without Baby Food
    Baby Food List without Baby Food

    Here is a list of foods in order of introduction for my second son. This is not an all-inclusive list. There are only so many foods you can introduce during this short time span. Make the most of it! …

    Preventing Iron Deficiency with Whole Foods
    Preventing Iron Deficiency with Whole Foods

    When your child is about four to six months old, your pediatrician will probably recommended an iron supplement. This is what our pediatrician recommended when my younger son was about 5 months. (more…

    Skip the baby food: How we got there to here and back again

    Baby rice cereal. The iconic box that can be found in all baby-food sections of the supermarket, most drugstores, and online baby stores. It's picture, or an outline of a box with a spout, still appea…

    Healthy Spoonfuls: 3 Ways to Feed Your Baby the Best
    Healthy Spoonfuls: 3 Ways to Feed Your Baby the Best

    A baby's first bites of solid foods are thoroughly entertaining to watch. New flavors and textures provoke faces that are both adorable and incredibly funny. What's not so funny is that in some instan…

    Homemade Baby Food To Go
    Homemade Baby Food To Go

    These days, we are always on the go whether it's to day care, to a restaurant, or a vacation. It seems we've all got a place to be. Luckily, making homemade baby food does not mean you need to be at h…