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…

    Dr. Greene talking about dirty diapers
    Let’s Talk Dirty… Diapers

    Dr. Greene's take on dirty diapers... There is no one right answer about your baby's poop frequency, color, smell, and texture. Your baby's poop is going to change over time and will be different depe…

    Tylenol for Babies & Toddlers: Follow-up Discussion on #LTKH Tweet Chat

    On May 17 and 18, 2011 there was a joint meeting of the FDA Advisory Committee for Nonprescription Drugs and the FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee. I wrote anarticle about that meeting on May 18, 2011…

    Touch is as Important to Infant Health as Eating and Sleeping
    Touch is as Important to Infant Health as Eating and Sleeping

    Baby massage may seem superfluous or silly to some people, but it's popularity is growing in the U.S. and it has actually been practiced for centuries in many cultures around the world. But, does it h…

    Their Eyes Tell the Story: Babies Fascinated By What You Say
    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 …

    Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic
    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 cha…

    When Does the Flavor Hit Breast Milk?
    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…

    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…

    Parenting a Premie -- What You Can Do In The NICU
    Parenting a Premie — What You Can Do In The NICU

    It can be a challenging time in many ways to have your baby placed in the NICU. It wasn't the new beginning you hoped for. Here are a few things you can do to that can make a difference: (more……

    Another Reason We Must Support Nursing Moms
    Another Reason We Must Support Nursing Moms

    A new Harvard analysis has calculated what we could accomplish if 90 percent of babies drank only breast milk for the first six months of life. The starting point for this analysis was a group of ten …

    Every Parent Should Learn about Food Imprinting
    Every Parent Should Learn about Food Imprinting

    Dr. Greene's take on food imprinting... What and how our kids eat is central to their health both now and in the long run. Your early food decisions can help your child learn good food in much the sam…

    Three Facts You Need to Know about Babies and Water
    Three Facts You Need to Know about Babies and Water

    Water is essential to maintain health for children and adults alike, and it should be the beverage of choice for all of us, with one notable exception. For infants, water is not necessary and may even…

    Crying baby in a stripped onesie
    Colic Improved by Probiotics?

    The long crying spasms of colic can be exhausting for parents and babies alike. Because babies with colic have been shown in some studies to have fewer species of beneficial bacteria in their intestin…

    The Colic Bacteria?
    The Colic Bacteria?

    Dr. Greene's take on the colic bacteria... People used to be convinced that ulcer disease was caused by stress. The treatment of ulcers turned upside down when it was discovered and then proven that t…

    Melamine
    Melamine

    Melamine in Baby Formula: Not a reason for panic in the US We're all worried when we hear that more than 50,000 Chinese infants have been sickened and six have died from melamine-tainted baby formula.…

    Using a Fan to Prevent SIDS
    Using a Fan to Prevent SIDS

    Is a ceiling fan for the nursery a great baby gift? I love finding simple ways to protect kids, and fans may be exactly that ? a way to protect babies from one of parents' greatest fears: sudden infan…

    Eco-Friendly Baby
    Eco-Friendly Baby

    I pulled this ParentsTV video out of the vault of oldies, but goodies. In it, host Juli Auclare asks, "What parent doesn't love making choices that are not only healthy for their kids, but safe for th…

    Depression: 3 Simple Questions
    Depression: 3 Simple Questions

    Most women with real postpartumdepressionare never diagnosed. Even though postpartum depression is very common, and even though identifying it can help both the baby and the mother, most cases slip …

    Nipple Creams
    Nipple Creams

    Dr. Greene's take on nipple creams... The FDA warned on May 23, 2008 that using Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream may harm nursing babies, citing concerns about toxic ingredients potentially causing serious …

    DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema
    DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema

    Getting plenty of Docosahexaenoic acid(DHA), one of the important omega-3 fats found in breast milk, could help to prevent allergies, asthma, and eczema in young children. Dr. Eileen Birch, who has p…