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 — The Surprising Truth

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How to Teach Respect to Kids: A Crash Course for Parents

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Benefits of Hugging Kids — More Than Just Physical Contact

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Discipline Vs. Punishment for Parents: A Study on Child Behavior

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Gross Motor Activities for Preschoolers: Key to Their Physical Health

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How to Understand Your Baby's Temperament

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Can I Give My Baby Tea: A Comprehensive Guide

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Struggling with Baby's Sleep? Learn How to Teach Baby to Sleep Alone

Baby sleeping on mother's chest

Baby Sleep Requirements: How Much Sleep Do Babies Need?

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Why Folic Acid is Essential in Pregnancy?

Mother and daughter talking

Questions for Kids - The Key to Unlocking Their Potential

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Surviving the Nightmare: How to Deal with Toddler Tantrums

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Addressing Toddler Aggression: How to Stop Hitting and Biting

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Bedtime Harmony — How to Get Toddler To Sleep

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Mastering Early Milestones: How to Get My Toddler to Talk

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Burping a Baby: Where to Pat for Maximum Air Release

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Understanding When Babies Start to Sit Up Independently

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Interpreting Types of Baby Poop: A Parent's Guide to Baby Health

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Exploring the Journey: When Do Babies Crawl?

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Unraveling the Mystery of a Newborn Who Doesn't Cry

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Can't Get Toddler to Eat Vegetables? Here's What You're Missing

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Infancy and Hydration: When Can Babies Have Water?

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Medical Viewpoint: How Often to Bathe Baby or Toddler

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What to Do When Your Toddler Keeps Banging Their Head?

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How to Get Rid of Baby Hiccups: A Comprehensive Guide for New Parents

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Can I Feed My Baby Hummus? — Risks and Benefits

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Newborn Chapped Lips: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

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Understanding the Risks and Rewards: Can I Give My Baby Lemon?

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Understanding the Effects of Giving Your Baby Pedialyte

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Deciphering What Water to Use in Baby Formula

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Stroller Safety — Avoid Preventable Injuries with These Tips

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Decoding Baby Crying: What Is Your Child Trying to Communicate?

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Is Your Child Too Old for a Stroller? — Find Out Now

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Understanding When Your Baby Can Sit in a Stroller

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How to Clean Baby Toys: A Comprehensive Guide

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Interpreting Your Baby's Cries: What Does Crying in Sleep Mean?

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Is Your Child Always Whining? Discover How to Stop It

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Baby Ear Infection: Steps to Treat and Prevent

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Ultimate Guide: How to Wash Baby Clothes With Minimal Effort

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Finding the Balance: How Many Newborn Clothes Should You Buy?

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Cleaning Baby Ears: Do's and Don'ts to Keep in Mind

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Demystifying the Process of Washing and Drying Baby Hair

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Baby Hair Pulling and Eating: Identifying and Addressing the Issue

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Tips for Baby Sensitive Skin: A Guide for Worried Parents

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Addressing Newborn Dry Skin and Peeling: Effective Treatment Methods

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Babyproofing the Kitchen: A Step-by-Step Safety Guide for Parents

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The Challenges of Transitioning from Crib to Bed: How to Overcome Them

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Preventing Accidents: How to Babyproof Stairs

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Understanding Ammonia and Cloth Diapers: A Comprehensive Guide

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Childproofing Cabinets and Drawers: A Daunting Task Made Easy

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Transitioning Away from the Nursing Pillow: When and How?