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 Many Bones Does a Baby Have?How Many Bones Does a Baby Have (Knowledge You Might Need on Trivia Night)
Tips for Using Authoritative Vs. Authoritarian ParentingShould I Use Authoritative Vs. Authoritarian Parenting (Both Concepts Explained)
How to Teach Respect to Kids (5 Ways to Do It)How to Teach Respect to Kids (And 6 Reasons Kids Show Disrespect)
Benefits of Hugging Kids (10 Ways It Helps)Benefits of Hugging Kids
Discipline Vs. Punishment for ParentsDiscipline Vs. Punishment for Parents
39 Gross Motor Activities for Preschoolers and ToddlersGross Motor Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers (39 Fun Exercises)
What Is Baby Temperament? (And the 3 Types of Temperament)What Is Baby Temperament?
Can I Give My Baby Tea? (All Your Burning Questions Answered)Can I Give My Baby Tea?
How to Teach Baby to Sleep Alone (Survival Guide)How to Teach Baby to Sleep Alone (So You’ll Sleep Too)
How Much Sleep Do Babies Need? (And 3 Reasons Your Child Might be Sleeping More Than Usual)How Much Sleep Do Babies Need?
Folic Acid Benefits During PregnancyFolic Acid Benefits in Pregnancy (How Much to Take)
250 Conversation-Starting Questions for Kids250 Questions for Kids (To Get Them Talking)
How to Deal with Toddler Tantrums (And 3 Things Not to Do)Tips on How to Deal with Toddler Tantrums
Tips on How to Stop a Toddler from Hitting and BitingHow to Stop Toddlers from Hitting and Biting
How to Get a Toddler to Sleep (10 Strategies to Try)How to Get a Toddler to Sleep (5 Ways to Deal with Epic Bedtime Meltdowns)
How to Get My Toddler to Talk (5 Ways to Speed the Process)How to Get My Toddler to Talk (And What’s Normal and What’s Not)
How to Burp a Baby (Baby Burping Tricks & Tips)How to Burp a Baby (Baby Burping Tricks & Tips)
What Is a Tongue-Tied Baby? (6 Complications That Can Occur)What Is a Tongue-Tied Baby? (Answers to All Your Questions)
When Do Babies Sit Up? — What You Need to KnowWhen Do Babies Sit Up? (When to Be Concerned)
Types of Baby Poop (And Warning Signs Something is Wrong)Looking at Types of Baby Poop (Colors and Smells You Should Know About)
When Do Babies Crawl? (3 Ways to Help Them)When Do Babies Crawl? 
Worried Because Your Newborn Doesn’t Cry? (What You Need to Know)Why Your Newborn Doesn't Cry
How to Get a Toddler to Eat VegetablesHow to Get a Toddler to Eat Vegetables? (12 Tips to Save the Day)
When Can Babies Have Water? (And Why It’s Not Safe for Infants)When Can Babies Have Water for Drinking? (3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Give It Too Early)
How Often to Bathe Baby or Toddler (Step-By-Step Guide)How Often Should I Bathe My Baby or Toddler?
How to Stop a Toddler from Banging Their HeadHow to Stop Toddler Banging Head (7 Tips to Try) 
How to Get Rid of Baby HiccupsHow to Get Rid of Baby Hiccups (And What Not To Do)
Can I Give My Baby Hummus Safely?Can I Give My Baby Hummus? (Benefits of Doing So)
Newborn Chapped Lips Treatments (7 Reasons Why)How to Treat Newborn Chapped Lips (4 Ways To Help)
Can I Give My Baby Lemon, And When? Can I Give My Baby Lemon? (3 Concerns to Consider)
Can I Give My Baby Pedialyte? (And Its Side Effects)Can I Give My Baby Pedialyte? (Step-By-Step Guide and Answers)
What Water to Use in Baby Formula (And What You Should Avoid)What Water Is Safe to Use in Baby Formula?
Following Stroller Safety Tips (To Avoid Accidents and Injuries)Stroller Safety 101: How to Keep Your Stroller Safe
Decoding Baby Crying (8 Types of Crying You Might Hear)Decoding Baby Crying (So You Can Keep Your Sanity)
How Old Is Too Old For Stroller? (3 Factors to Consider)When to Leave the Wheels Behind: How Old Is Too Old for Stroller?
When Can Baby Sit in a StrollerWhen Baby Can Sit in a Stroller? (8 Things to Consider)
How to Clean Baby Toys (6 Safe & Simple Tips)How to Clean Baby Toys (6 Easy and Safe Tips)
Kind or Cruel? The Cry It Out Method of Sleep Training a BabyCry It Out Sleep Training: All You Need to Know
How to Soothe a Crying Baby (13 Ways)How to Soothe a Crying Baby (Top 13 Tips)
Baby Crying in Their Sleep? When to Soothe Them and When to Leave ThemMy Baby Is Crying in Their Sleep — What Should I Do?
When You Can’t Take it Anymore: How to Stop a Whining ChildHow to Stop a Whining Child
Surviving Baby’s First Cold and Flu Season (6 Tips from a Pediatrician)Baby’s First Cold and Flu Season
Baby Ear Infection: How to Identify & Deal With ThemDoes Baby Have An Ear Infection? How to Know What You’re Dealing With
How to Wash Baby ClothesWashing Baby Clothes (Ultimate How-to Guide)
The Ultimate Baby Clothing List: Everything You NeedAll the Clothing You Need to Be Ready for Your Newborn
How to Clean Baby's EarwaxHow to Clean Baby's Ears: What You Should and Shouldn't Do
Why You Should Wash Your Baby's Hair Regularly — Plus Easy How-To GuideHow to Wash and Dry Baby's Hair (Tips from a Pediatrician)
Baby Hair Pulling and Eating - How to Stop ItWhat Can I Do to Stop My Baby Pulling and Eating Their Hair?
Babies with Sensitive Skin: How to Ease Their PainBaby Sensitive Skin: Tips & Products to Ease Their Discomfort
Newborn Skin Peeling & Dry: 7 Things You Can Do7 Ways to Restore Dry & Peeling Skin in Newborns
How to Babyproof The Kitchen (Step-By-Step Guide)How To Babyproof Your Kitchen
Transition Your Toddler from Crib to Bed (5 Tips from a Pediatrician)How to Get Your Toddler Excited About Moving Into The Scary Big Kid Bed
Stairway To Safety: How To Babyproof Your StaircasesHow To Babyproof Your Stairs
Ammonia and Cloth DiapersHow To Keep Cloth Diapers Ammonia-Free
The Ultimate Guide to Childproofing Cabinets and DrawersHow To Childproof Cabinets and Drawers (Step-By-Step Guide)
How To Stop Swaddling Your Baby (6 Simple Steps to Follow)How and When To Stop Swaddling Your Baby
The Benefits of Cloth Diapers10 Cloth Diaper Benefits That Will Make You Want to Switch
Are High Chairs Worth The Money? 5 Things You Should ConsiderAre High Chairs Necessary? (5 Things to Consider)
When to Stop Using a Nursing Pillow? (3 Things to Consider)When to Stop Using a Nursing Pillow
Sun Safety Tips for KidsSun Safety For Kids (The Ultimate Guide For Parents)