|Giving Motrin to a Newborn?|
Dr. Ari Brown, an award winning, Harvard trained pediatrician, mom and co-author of Baby 411 : Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby’s First Year (Windsor Peak Press, 2006) graciously answers this question -
Motrin for a baby? NOPE. It's approved for babies 6 months of age and older. Ibuprofen is metabolized by the kidneys, which are not fully functioning under 6 months of age - hence the reason for the age limit.
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