March 4, 2002
    Infants and Thrush

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Superficial fungal infections are very common, and usually do not signal trouble in young infants. Oral thrush is very common in the first 6 months or so, but not common in 2 year…

    Baby with a bottle. Baby Bottles and Cereal
    February 23, 2001
    Baby Bottles and Cereal

    Dr. Greene's Answer: You’ve heard about it from friends, parents, and in-laws. You’ve seen it in Internet chat rooms and discussion boards: “You’re so tired! You should put some cereal in your…

    February 16, 2001
    What’s the Best Pacifier for My Baby?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When Jacques Cousteau first took cameras under water, he opened up an enchanted new world for us to see. Prenatal ultrasounds uncovered an even more marvelous world. Sights that h…

    April 8, 1999
    Infantile Acne

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Toddlers often have the cutest little faces! How frustrating when acne gets in the way. When most people think of acne, they think of the pimples that affect about 80% of teens as…

    Seeing Color
    December 29, 1997
    Seeing Color

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: The dazzling experience of color begins when light strikes a canvas of tightly-packed nerve cells in the back of the eye. These rods and cones, as they are commonly called, fire a…

    Infant Constipation
    October 6, 1997
    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…

    January 30, 1997
    Infant Breast Buds

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Just before a child is born, a burst of the mother’s hormones is passed to them. This is one of the finishing touches preparing their lungs to breathe air when they are born. Th…

    October 14, 1996
    Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Blood is a straw-colored liquid packed with red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets (little clumps that help the blood clot when needed). The red blood cells carry oxyge…

    July 22, 1996
    Failure to Thrive

    Dr. Greene's Answer: A child is failing to thrive when she is not growing at the expected rate for her age, or if her weight is disproportionately low compared to her height and head circumference. A …

    June 10, 1996

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: In the last few years there has been an increase in a condition that mimics craniosynostosis. This has resulted in an increase in major surgery on infants, some of it unnecessary.…

    Managing Constipation And Spit-up
    May 14, 1996
    Managing Constipation And Spit-up

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Congratulations on number 3! On average, parents are the most exhausted when their third child is 4-6 weeks old (no matter how many kids they end up having). I guess that means yo…

    April 16, 1996

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: During the 20th century we have begun to understand the process of normal child development. It's exciting to know what to expect at different stages, and to be able to relate to …

    Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Defined
    February 7, 1996
    Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Defined

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Your question comes at a great time. Most of the problems associated with falling asleep with a bottle begin to emerge after a child is one year old. Cavities result from the inte…

    Colic Will Not Last Forever!
    January 26, 1996
    Colic Will Not Last Forever!

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Colic can be very difficult. As your daughter's birth approached you probably experienced increasing anticipation and eagerness about the upcoming new beginning. The birth experie…

    January 4, 1996
    Minimizing the risk of SIDS

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Everything dear to us causes pain. Becoming a parent opens up new landscapes within us: new hopes, fears, delights, and sorrows. There is no magic moment when you will stop worryi…

    December 1, 1995
    Spoiling a Baby

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Very young children cannot be spoiled. Some babies have greater needs than others due to their own physical condition, but all babies are very needy! Crying is their only way of c…