Nurturing Tips

  • SIDS Awareness

    Becoming a parent opens up new landscapes of emotion within us:  new hopes, fears, delights, and sorrows. It’s a combination of raw emotions that leave you feeling more vulnerable than you could have ever imagined - like walking around with your heart outside of your body. There is no magic moment when you stop worrying, and sometimes, even when we do everything right, the unthinkable could still happen. The fragility and unpredictability of life underscore how precious each life is.

  • Do You Have Questions about Feeding Baby Safely?

    Most parents are concerned about what is and isn’t safe to feed their baby. I like to keep it as simple as possible because there are so many benefits from feeding baby a wide variety of foods – both nutritionally and for helping baby develop as an adventurous eater. However, there are some safety guidelines that I recommend adhering to for babies:

  • Are Pacifiers Good for Baby?

    Infants are hardwired to need and enjoy sucking, not just during feeding, but as a separate experience. Infants turn to sucking most when they are tired, bored, or in need of comfort. Some infants appear to need non-nutritive sucking more than others. With the dawn of prenatal ultrasounds, we’ve learned that some babies enjoy non-nutritive sucking even before they are born.

  • Breastfeeding: Getting Started

    Breastfeeding provides the ideal food to your baby, and it also helps build the important bond between baby and mom. We know you’re busy, and we can share some ways you can prepare, plan, and simplify your daily routine that will make breastfeeding go more smoothly for both of you.

  • The Breastfeeding Father!

    Food and love are are two things everyone wants to give the new baby. To show their love and affection everyone - big brothers, dad, grandparents -  wants to grab a bottle and “feed the baby”.

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