The Different Levels of NICUs
    August 14, 2012
    The Different Levels of NICUs

    A first step to understanding the NICU is learning the lay of the land. Be patient with yourself – you are getting adjusted to a strange and foreign terrain - but it is important to know where and w…

    If Your Baby Is in The NICU
    August 13, 2012
    If Your Baby Is in The NICU

    Every expectant mother eagerly awaits the day when she will finally hold her baby in her arms. But for mothers of premature or very sick newborns – that moment is postponed as their baby is whisked …

    Their Eyes Tell the Story: Babies Fascinated By What You Say
    January 17, 2012
    Their Eyes Tell the Story: Babies Fascinated By What You Say

    Guessing what babies and toddlers are thinking about can be difficult before they have words to tell the story. Over the first year parents usually do get increasingly adept at recognizing when their …

    Introducing Your New Baby to the Family Pet
    January 12, 2012
    Introducing Your New Baby to the Family Pet

    Many families often have pets before they have a new baby and introducing them to your newborn appropriately is a very important task. We have two yellow Labrador Retrievers that I was hoping would be…

    New Parent Tips on How to Reduce Stress After Having a Baby
    January 11, 2012
    New Parent Tips on How to Reduce Stress After Having a Baby

    Becoming a new parent as you bring a baby into the world is incredibly overwhelming and hard work. It will challenge you in ways you’ve never been challenged before. Taking care of a new baby can be…

    Late Preterm Birth is a Maternal Health Problem, Too
    January 10, 2012
    Late Preterm Birth is a Maternal Health Problem, Too

    Originally appeared: November 17, 2011 at the Transforming Maternity Care Blog at transform.childbirthconnection.org/2011/11/lateptb/ More than two-thirds of preterm babies are born “late preterm,…

    Finding Common Ground on Home Birth
    December 23, 2011
    Finding Common Ground on Home Birth

    I attended the Home Birth Consensus Summit in October. The meeting was the result of several years of planning by a multi-stakeholder group of maternity care leaders. It was led by facilitators from F…

    Are Your Baby’s Products Free From the Bad Stuff?
    November 1, 2011
    Are Your Baby’s Products Free From the Bad Stuff?

    The recent news may cause you to have questions about the products you are using to care for your baby’s skin and hair.  But I urge moms to go beyond the boycott. Choose all-natural products.  But…

    It Takes a Village, but what if you don’t have one?
    September 9, 2011
    It Takes a Village, but what if you don’t have one?

    We live in California with our 18-month old. Our closest family is 2,500 miles away in Atlanta. Thank god for Skype. I can summarize it in 2 words: It’s hard. (more…)…

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    September 8, 2011
    Put Your Baby on a Schedule? Yes

    "Put my baby on a schedule? You can’t be serious… like an Army cadet at boot camp?" Not exactly. I believe in a loose schedule of sorts. More like a structured routine. Why? Because, much like adu…

    Is Circumcision Cosmetic Surgery?
    September 6, 2011
    Is Circumcision Cosmetic Surgery?

    (Photo: Anti-circumcision protestors at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco) I was at a doctor’s appointment last week when I ran into a group of protestors outside the hospital – n…

    Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic
    August 7, 2011
    Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic

    Dr. Greene's take on the flavors of breast milk... Interestingly, babies tend to suck more vigorously when a new flavor is introduced into their mothers’ diet (even if the mothers don’t notice the…

    When Does the Flavor Hit Breast Milk?
    August 6, 2011
    When Does the Flavor Hit Breast Milk?

    As you might expect, different flavors appear to take a different amount of time to enter breast milk. In one recent study, researchers gave breastfeeding mothers capsules of banana, caraway seed, lic…

    Learning Begins At Birth
    June 3, 2011
    Learning Begins At Birth

    If you have ever visited a parenting message board, you’ll be familiar with these questions: (more…)…

    Optimal Cord Clamping and Stem Cells – When to Cut the Cord?
    March 29, 2011
    Optimal Cord Clamping and Stem Cells – When to Cut the Cord?

    Dr. Greene's take on optimal cord clamping... What if there were a simple, free, natural way to give your baby a bit better start on the first day of life: Improving blood counts now Reducing the chan…

    Thinking With Your Own Head
    February 15, 2011
    Thinking With Your Own Head

    Whenever I go shopping, I first make a list of things that I need to buy at home. Even though I'm not overly forgetful, several times I went to the shop without a list and had absolutely no clue what …

    Baby Handling in the Past and Now
    February 14, 2011
    Baby Handling in the Past and Now

    When I wrote “Correct Baby Handling and Correct Choice of Appropriate Equipment and Accessories,” we might have marketed with, “Wow, a new handbook for parents on baby handling. This must be the…

    Toxic Chemicals and Babies
    February 11, 2011
    Toxic Chemicals and Babies

    Recent media attention concerning chemicals in baby products has caused much concern and alarm. The No More Toxic Tub report from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a non-profit agency whose goal is to …

    Tobacco Smoke and Children
    February 9, 2011
    Tobacco Smoke and Children

    Would you give your child a cigarette to smoke? Most would consider this question ludicrous. But did you know that when you or others smoke around your child, that’s exactly what is happening? Yes, …

    Is Your Car Seat Installed Properly?
    February 8, 2011
    Is Your Car Seat Installed Properly?

    As a child passenger safety technician, I have participated in many car seat inspections and am astonished at the number of seats that are either improperly installed and/or used. The National Highway…