Dr. Leah Alexander, MD, FAAP

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Leah Alexander, M.D. FAAP began practicing pediatrics at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey in 2000. She has been an independently contracted pediatrician with Medical Doctors Associates at Pediatricare Associates of New Jersey since 2005.

After graduating from Kalamazoo College and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, she completed her pediatric residency at Overlook and Morristown Memorial Hospitals. She is board certified in General Pediatrics.

Outside of the field of medicine, she has an interest in culinary arts. After attending culinary courses at the French Culinary Institute, she opened a catering business, Global Palate, LLC in 2007. As owner and executive chef, she catered small group parties for six years. In addition to her ongoing pediatric work, she is a freelance writer and editor.

Leah's Education & Training:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Health Science, Kalamazoo College

Leah's Work History & Experience:

  • Pediatrician, Medical Doctor's Associates
  • Pediatric Consultant, HealthTap
  • Pediatrician, PediatriCare Associates Fair Lawn, NJ
  • Pediatrician, Progressive Pediatrics
  • Pediatrician, Elizabeth Pediatric Group

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Articles Edited by Leah Alexander

How to Get My Toddler to Talk (5 Ways to Speed the Process)
How to Get My Toddler to Talk
How to Burp a Baby (Baby Burping Tricks & Tips)
How to Burp a Baby (Step-By-Step Guide)
What Is a Tongue-Tied Baby? (6 Complications That Can Occur)
What Is a Tongue-Tied Baby?
When Do Babies Sit Up? (When to Be Concerned)
When Do Babies Sit up and How to Help Them
Types of Baby Poop (And Warning Signs Something is Wrong)
Types of Baby Poop Uncoded
When Do Babies Crawl? (6 Methods You Might See)
When Do Babies Crawl? (6 Methods You Might See)
Your Newborn Doesn’t Cry (And Ways to Recognize Their Needs)
Your Newborn Doesn’t Cry (And Ways to Recognize Their Needs)
How to Get a Toddler to Eat Vegetables? (12 Tips to Save the Day)
How to Get a Toddler to Eat Vegetables (It’s Easier Than You Think)
When Can Babies Have Water? (And Why It’s Not Safe for Infants)
When Can Babies Have Water to Drink?
How Often to Bathe Baby? (4 Reasons Not to Do It Daily)
How Often to Bathe Baby? (4 Reasons Not to Do It Daily)
How to Stop Toddler Banging Head (7 Tips to Try) 
How to Stop Your Toddler From Banging Their Head
How to Get Rid of Baby Hiccups (And What Not To Do)
How to Get Rid of Baby Hiccups (4 Ways to Handle Them)
Can I Give My Baby Hummus? (Benefits of Doing So)
Can I Give My Baby Hummus? (And 4 Ingredients to Watch Out For)
Newborn Chapped Lips Treatments (7 Reasons Why)
How to Treat Newborn Chapped Lips
Can I Give My Baby Lemon? (3 Concerns to Consider)
Can I Give My Baby Lemon (The Benefits and Drawbacks Explained)
Can I Give My Baby Pedialyte? (And Its Side Effects)
Can I Give My Baby Pedialyte?
What's the Best Water for Baby Formula? (Learn What’s Safe)
What's the Best Water for Baby Formula? (Learn What’s Safe)
Decoding Baby Crying (8 Types of Crying You Might Hear)
Why Is Baby Crying? 8 Types of Crying You Might Hear
How Old Is Too Old For Stroller? (3 Factors to Consider)
How Old Is Too Old For Stroller?
When Baby Can Sit in a Stroller? (8 Things to Consider)
When Can My Baby Sit in a Stroller Safely?
How to Clean Baby Toys (6 Easy and Safe Tips)
Don’t Put That in Your Mouth — How to Clean Baby Toys
The Cry It Out Sleep Method: Does It Work? (Tips from a Pediatrician)
The Cry It Out Sleep Method: Does It Work? (Tips from a Pediatrician)
How to Soothe a Crying Baby (Top 13 Tips)
How to Calm a Crying & Fussy Baby (13 Tips)
Is It Normal for My Baby to Cry While Asleep?
Is It Normal for My Baby to Cry While Asleep?
How to Stop a Whining Child (Pro Tips from a Pediatrician)
How to Stop a Whining Child (Pro Tips from a Pediatrician)
Baby’s First Cold and Flu Season (6 Tips from a Pediatrician)
Baby’s First Cold and Flu Season (6 Tips from a Pediatrician)
Baby Ear Infection: How to Identify & Deal With Them
How to Deal with Baby Ear Infections
How to Clean Baby's Ears: What You Should and Shouldn't Do
How to Keep Baby’s Ears Clean (Parents Guide)
How to Wash and Dry Baby's Hair (Tips from a Pediatrician)
How to Wash and Dry Baby’s Hair (Step-by-Step Guide)
What Can I Do to Stop My Baby Pulling and Eating Their Hair?
How to Deal with Baby Hair Pulling and Eating
Baby Sensitive Skin: Tips & Products to Ease Their Discomfort
Baby Skin Sensitivities: Tips to Help Your Baby Through Discomfort
Newborn Skin Peeling & Dry: 7 Things You Can Do
How to Combat Newborn Dry Skin and Peeling
Babyproofing the Kitchen: How to Keep Your Kitchen Safe For Kids
Babyproofing the Kitchen: How to Keep Your Kitchen Safe For Kids
Transition Your Toddler from Crib to Bed (5 Tips from a Pediatrician)
How to Transition Your Toddler from Crib to Bed
How To Babyproof Stairs (Simple Step-By-Step Guide)
How To Babyproof Stairs (Simple Step-By-Step Guide)
The Ultimate Guide to Childproofing Cabinets and Drawers
How to Babyproof Your Cabinets and Drawers
How to Stop Swaddling (6 Simple Tips to Help You)
How to Stop Swaddling (6 Simple Tips to Help You)
10 Cloth Diaper Benefits That Will Make You Want to Switch
10 Amazing Benefits of Cloth Diapers That Every Parent Should Know
Are High Chairs Necessary? Or A Waste Of Money? (5 Things to Consider)
Are High Chairs Necessary? Or A Waste Of Money? (5 Things to Consider)
Sun Safety For Kids: The Ultimate Guide For Parents
Sun Safety For Kids: The Ultimate Guide For Parents