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 Alexander's Education & Training:

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

Leah Alexander'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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How Many Bones Does a Baby Have Compared to Adults

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The Impact of Authoritative and Authoritarian Parenting on Children

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Helping Kids Understand Respect: Techniques and Tips

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Embracing the Advantages of Hugging Children

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Making Sense of Discipline and Punishment in Parenting

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Gross Motor Activities for Preschoolers to Boost Skills

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Baby Temperament: A Crucial Factor in Early Development

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Can I Give My Baby Tea - Exploring the Pros and Cons

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Baby Sleep Training for a Peaceful Night's Rest

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How Proper Sleep Impacts Your Baby's Growth

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Maximizing Pregnancy Health with Folic Acid

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Exciting Questions for Kids to Develop Critical Thinking

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Learn to Diffuse Toddler Tantrums with Ease

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Parenting Strategies for Managing Toddler Aggression

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Bedtime Strategies for Sleepy Toddlers

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Top Techniques to Help Your Little One Start Talking

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How to Burp an Infant for Optimal Comfort and Health

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Pediatric Tongue Tie Causes and Solutions

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Baby Milestones: When to Expect Sitting Up

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Decoding Types of Baby Poop: What Your Infant's Stool Means

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Baby Crawling Development: What to Expect and When

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Newborn Doesn't Cry: Causes and Parental Guidance

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Turning Your Toddler into a Veggie Lover with These Tricks

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Understanding When Babies Can Safely Drink Water

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Baby and Toddler Bathing Guide for New Parents

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Help Your Toddler Quit the Head Banging Habit: Expert Tips

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Soothing Baby Hiccups: Tips for Parents and Caregivers

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Feeding Babies Hummus: Health Benefits and Tips

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Recognizing and Treating Chapped Lips in Babies

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Is It Safe to Give Lemon to Your Baby: Tips and Considerations

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Pedialyte for Babies: Is It Safe and When to Use It

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Choosing the Right Water for Your Baby's Formula

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Expert Advice on Ensuring Your Child's Stroller Safety

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Baby Crying Decoded: How to Comfort Your Little One

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When to Stop Using a Stroller for Your Child

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Determining the Right Time for Baby to Sit in Stroller

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How to Clean Baby Toys for a Safe and Hygienic Playtime

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Achieving Healthy Sleep with the Cry It Out Method

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Soothing Techniques for a Crying Baby at Night

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Sleep-Crying Baby Causes and Solutions

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Say Goodbye to Your Child's Whining Habits

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Help Your Baby Overcome an Ear Infection

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Guide on How to Wash Baby Clothes Effectively

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Essential Tips for Buying Clothes for Your Newborn Baby

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Baby Ear Cleaning: Safe Methods for New Parents

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Washing and Drying Baby Hair for Healthy Locks

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Breaking the Cycle: Stopping Baby Hair Pulling and Eating

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Effective Baby Sensitive Skin Care Techniques

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A Guide to Dealing with Newborn Dry Skin and Peeling

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Simple Ways to Keep Your Kitchen Baby-Proofed

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Tips for a Successful Crib to Bed Transition

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How to Babyproof Stairs to Keep Your Child Safe

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Ammonia Issues in Cloth Diapers and How to Fix Them

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How to Childproof Cabinets and Drawers for a Safe Environment

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From Swaddling to Independent Sleep

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Cloth Diapers Benefit Your Wallet and the Planet

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The Hidden Dangers of Nursing Pillow Use