We do not recommend introducing solid foods, such as rice cereal, until after 4-6 months of age.  For each infant, the appropriate time to introduce solid foods is different.  Signs that your baby is ready for this change include being able to sit well, have good head control, and when their tongue does not push food out of their mouths.

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Mothers may breastfeed for as long as they’d like.  We encourage breastfeeding for as long as possible.  If your baby is formula-fed, we recommend formula until at least the age of one. 

After one year of age, you may introduce whole milk. 

We do not recommend juice for infants.

Ibuprofen (brand name Motrin or Advil) should not be given to infants under the age of 6 months.