We recommend holding off on introducing rice cereal until 4 – 6 months of age. Start with one tablespoon of rice cereal mixed with formula or breast milk, and offer it to your baby on a spoon. Increase to 1-2 tablespoons 1-2 times per day. We suggest holding off on starting other solids until 6 months of age to minimize chance of allergic reaction. No honey, egg whites, shell fish, or peanuts/ peanut butter in the first year of life.
You may start finger foods when you child is crawling well.
No ibuprofen/ Motrin until your child is 6 months of age.
Fever is not an emergency after 3 months of age if your child is acting normal, not having difficulty breathing, and is tolerating fluids.
We encourage moms to breast feed for as long as they wish. Formula fed babies should take formula until 1 year. At 1 year you may transition to whole milk. Whole milk is necessary for brain development. You should not give your child skim or reduced fat milk until 2 years of age.