Fast Facts about SIDS
    Fast Facts about SIDS

    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is defined as the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of any infant or young child. (more…)…

    Harlequin Color Change

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Babies' blood vessels start off highly reactive and unstable. A mild change in temperature or position or mood can cause swift changes in the diameters of the blood vessels, with …

    Harlequin
    Harlequin

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I can almost imagine the scene - the intensity of labor gives way to the quiet exhilaration of those golden first moments of a baby's life. Mom and baby are gazing at each other f…

    Diarrhea and Infants
    Diarrhea and Infants

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Normal baby stool can look a lot like an adult's diarrheal stool. Healthy baby poop is often soft and runny, and (especially in the first month) quite frequent. One 2-week-old wit…

    Diagnosing Diarrhea
    Diagnosing Diarrhea

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Normal baby stool can look a lot like an adult's diarrheal stool. Healthy baby poop is often soft and runny, and (especially in the first month) quite frequent. One 2-week-old wit…

    Postpartum Blues

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As magical as the journey of parenthood is, it often begins with a period of feeling blue. These are the postpartum blues. Women's bodies are the scene of a powerful changing tide…

    Helping to Ease Baby Blues
    Helping to Ease Baby Blues

    Dr. Greene's tips for how to ease baby blues: Every new beginning is also an ending of what was before. Every ending is a beginning. Whenever a baby is born, the world will never be the same. This is …

    Babies & Poop – Is My Baby “Regular”?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As long as your child is in diapers, every single poop will be right there for you to see when the diaper is changed. During these years, the stools undergo several changes. The f…

    Babies and Constipation
    Babies and Constipation

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As long as your son is in diapers, every single poop will be right there for you to see when the diaper is changed. During these years, the stools undergo several changes. The fir…

    Infant Constipation
    Infant Constipation

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Babies will strain from time to time to move the stool along through the intestines. If you want to do something when babies grunt, push, or strain, try picking them up to get gra…

    Bathing your Baby
    Bathing Your Baby

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Most of us have some sort of a picture collection from our childhood -- maybe a baby book, or a family scrapbook, or even a box of pictures and memorabilia from our first few year…

    Guidelines for Bathing your Newborn
    Guidelines for Bathing your Newborn

    Dr. Greene's advice on bathing your newborn... Most of us have some sort of a picture collection from our childhood. There's the wonderful shot of those tenuous first steps; the picture of a grinning …

    Tips for Where to Find Information on Car Seats
    Tips for Where to Find Information on Car Seats

    Excellent information on car seats (including approved models) for premature babies through older children is available from the Academy of Pediatrics. Another great resource is the website of the Nat…

    Large Anterior Fontanels
    Large Anterior Fontanels

    Dr. Greene's Answer: At birth, babies' soft spots come in a very wide range of sizes. If the soft spot is small, it will usually enlarge over the first several months. Conversely, large ones tend to g…

    Anterior Fontanel (Soft Spot)
    Anterior Fontanel (Soft Spot)

    Dr. Greene's Answer: How crazy-making! The message you are left with is, "Don't worry, but your son might be developmentally delayed -- and it's your responsibility to pick up on the clues." No wonder…

    Anterior Fontanel
    Anterior Fontanel

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The anterior fontanel, or soft spot on a baby's skull, is a cause of concern for many parents. Elsewhere, the baby's brain is protected by a wall of bone; here only soft, squishy …

    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…

    Fast Facts about Trisomy 13
    Fast Facts about Trisomy 13

    Trisomy 13 (also called Patau Syndrome) occurs in up to 1 out of 5,000 newborns (Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation, Saunders 1988). (more…)…

    Infant pulling on his ear. Azithromycin and Infants
    Azithromycin and Infants

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Azithromycin (Zithromax) is a fairly new antibiotic with few side effects. It can be effective in the treatment of ear infections, throat infections, tonsillitis, bronchitis, skin…

    The Jaundice / Azithromycin Link
    The Jaundice / Azithromycin Link

    Dr. Greene's Answer: My heart goes out to your family, and to their doctor in Kerala, who must all have many questions about the little baby's condition. Azithromycin (Zithromax) is a powerful new ant…