Nurturing Tips

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  • To Wean or not to Wean, that is the Question:

    Children can become quite attached to their fingers, thumbs, pacifiers, bottles, blankets, and stuffed animals, especially since they provide a source of comfort for babies. 

  • Feeding Guide for Baby’s First Year

    One of the most common types of questions I receive as a pediatrician and on my site,, is whether a baby is eating too much or too little.

  • 3 Tips for How the Whole Family Can Cope with Colic

    Almost all babies go through a fussy period. But, when crying lasts for about three hours or more each day and is not related to a medical problem, it is called colic and it can be very distressing for babies, their parents and siblings, too.

  • A Teething Tutorial: Recognizing Signs & Addressing Symptoms

    Few topics regarding infant health have gone through wider swings in medical opinion than teething. Just over a century ago, teething was actually considered the leading cause of infant death. By the turn of the 21st century, popular opinion swung entirely in the opposite direction, pronouncing that teething probably did not produce any symptoms at all -- no pain, crying, or problems sleeping.

  • 2 Kinds of Babymoon & 10 Tips for Taking One

    Just like a newly married couple takes a honeymoon to celebrate their new relationship, expecting parents and new parents are increasingly taking what’s been termed a “babymoon” to celebrate another tremendous transition in life - the birth of a child.

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Dr. Greene

Dr. Greene is a practicing pediatrician, author, speaker, children’s health advocate, and father of four.

Dr. Levine

Dr. Alanna Levine is a New York based pediatrician and a mom of two children.

Most colic solutions help in about one third of babies, but it’s hard to predict which babies will benefit. Combining remedies is often the most helpful.
- Dr. Greene