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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Understanding How Many Bones a Baby Has at Birth

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Navigating the Parenting Spectrum Authoritative to Authoritarian

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Effective Ways to Instill Respect in Children

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Boost Your Child's Development with the Power of Hugs

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Navigating Parenthood: Discipline and Punishment Explained

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Gross Motor Skill Development Activities for Preschoolers

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Recognizing and Nurturing Your Baby's Unique Temperament

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Tea and Infants - Health and Safety Tips for Parents

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Mastering the Art of Helping Your Baby Sleep Alone

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Optimal Sleep Amount for Your Baby's Health

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Importance of Folic Acid in Pregnancy Explained

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Intriguing Questions for Kids to Foster Curiosity

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How to Deal with Toddler Tantrums Successfully

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Effective Strategies to Stop Toddler Aggressive Behavior

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Effective Methods for Getting Your Toddler to Sleep

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Effective Methods to Help Your Toddler Start Talking

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Successfully Burp Your Baby with These Expert Tips

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Comprehensive Guide to Tongue Tie in Babies

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Supporting Your Baby's Journey to Sitting Up

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Baby Poop 101: Types and What They Can Tell You

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Mastering the Art of Crawling: A Guide for New Parents

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Reasons Behind a Quiet Newborn and What to Do

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Successful Methods for Getting Toddlers to Enjoy Veggies

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The Right Time for Babies to Start Drinking Water

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Bathing Frequency for Babies and Toddlers Explained

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Stop Your Toddler's Head Banging Habit: A Parent's Guide

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Eliminate Baby Hiccups with These Proven Techniques

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Incorporating Hummus into Your Baby's Meal Plan

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Newborn Dry Lips Solutions and Prevention

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Infant Nutrition: Can You Safely Add Lemon to Baby's Diet

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Safely Introducing Pedialyte to Your Baby's Diet

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The Importance of Water Quality in Baby Formula

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Essential Stroller Safety Tips for Parents

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Understanding Baby Crying Signals and Their Meanings

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How Old Is Too Old for Stroller Use

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How to Determine When Your Baby Can Sit in a Stroller

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Essential Baby Toy Cleaning Tips for New and Experienced Parents

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Implementing the Cry It Out Method Successfully

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The Ultimate Guide to Calming Your Crying Baby

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Baby Crying While Asleep

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How to Address and Prevent Child Whining

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Baby Ear Infection Causes and Symptoms

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How to Clean Baby Clothes Safely and Thoroughly

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Newborn Clothing Checklist and Quantities to Consider

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Master the Art of Cleaning Your Baby's Ears

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Ultimate Guide to Wash and Dry Baby Hair Properly

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Baby Hair Pulling and Eating: Expert Advice for Concerned Parents

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Essential Tips to Soothe Sensitive Baby Skin

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Newborn Dry Skin and Peeling Causes and Solutions

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Securing Your Kitchen for Your Little One's Safety

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Smooth Transition from Crib to Bed for Toddlers

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Babyproofing Stairs Step by Step Guide for Parents

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Ammonia in Cloth Diapers - Causes and Prevention

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Effective Childproofing Techniques for Cabinets and Drawers

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Breaking the Swaddle Habit for Infants

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Why Choose Cloth Diapers Over Disposable Ones

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The Impact of High Chairs on Mealtime and Parenting

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Why You Should Stop Using a Nursing Pillow Today