Nurturing Tips

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  • 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.

  • Past, Present, and Future

    Even before our babies are born, we are teaching them about the world around us. We communicate our choices, our values, even without thinking about it. They hear our voices, smell our aromas, and they taste, remember, and prefer the foods we feed to their mother.

  • Green Power for Pregnant Moms

    From the adolescent years of development to the geriatric years of maturity, we are all familiar with the nutritional value of green vegetables.  Repetition of the mantra “always eat your greens” has become a phrase used by parents to lead their children to healthy choices.  Dr, Alan Greene offers his perspective on “green power” by sharing the extraordinary benefits of consuming greens for expectant mothers.

  • Colic will not last forever!

    Almost all babies develop a fussy period. The timing varies, but it usually begins at about three weeks of age and peaks somewhere between four and six weeks of age. For most infants the most intense fussiness is in the evening. 

  • Fussy While Breastfeeding

    Nursing is usually a powerfully bonding experience that calms and satisfies the baby. Sometimes, though, I hear from parents that their baby screams at the breast, which can feel so disheartening.

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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.