Breast milk is best for your baby

Breast milk is best for babies. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Health Promotion Board (HPB) recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. At around six months of age (but not before 4 months), infants should receive nutritionally adequate and age-appropriate complementary foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.

Abbott Singapore fully recognises breast milk’s primacy, value and superiority and supports exclusive breastfeeding as recommended by the WHO.

The content on this website is intended as general information for Singaporean residents only and should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice from your healthcare practitioner. The HPB recommends that infants start on age-appropriate complementary foods at around 6 months, whilst continuing breastfeeding for up to 2 years or beyond to meet their evolving nutritional requirements. If no longer breastfeeding, toddlers can switch to full cream milk after 12 months. This should be complemented by a good variety of solid foods from the four main food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, meat and alternatives). For more information on the nutritional requirements of infants and young children, please visit


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Do you sometimes forget

what’s on your shopping list?

Over time, your once-agile mind may experience subtle changes that are frustrating and become increasingly noticeable – forgetfulness, slower learning and trouble solving problems. If these subtle changes become more severe, your quality of life and ability to function independently could be affected.

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Healthy ageing

and cognitive health

For many, ageing well means living an active and engaged lifesyle in order to stay independent. In addition to staying physically strong, an important part of healthy ageing is maintaining your cognitive health.

Cognitive health encompasses a full complement of mental skills – planning and decision-making, memory, information processing speed and attention.

With ageing, cognitive decline may occur, resulting in poorer memory, slower learning and trouble in solving problems.

  • 7 out of 10 adults expressed concern about memory loss with ageing.1
  • In Singapore, mental health concerns among ageing adults revolved around memory degeneration, sluggish thinking or reduction of cognitive abilities.2
  1. Council for Third Age Survey 2009: Understanding Singapore's Baby Boomers.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC Healthy Brain Initiative: Progress 2006-2011.

1-7. 2011. Atlanta, GA, CDC. Ref Type: Report.


Nutrition and ageing well

Good nutrition is a key component of healthy ageing. With increasing age however, you may find yourself eating less or a less nutritious diet than before. This could pose a challenge in ensuring that you get enough nutrients to meet your body’s needs. Hence, it becomes more important to consume a balanced and varied diet and select nutrient-rich foods. Some studies suggest that nutrients such as B-vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acids may benefit cognitive health.

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Tips to maintain good cognitive health


Get your head in the game

with daily crosswords and sudoku puzzles


Stay up-to-date

on the news and issues

you care about.

Continuous learning

Embrace continuous learning

by taking up courses that

interest you.

regular activities

Keep moving

- engage in regular activities.

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Be a social butterfly

- engage in social interaction

with your friends


Get enough sleep

- an average adult functions best with 7-8 hours of sleep a night.

think positive

Think positive

and stay happy.


Enjoy a wide variety of foods

and go for nutrient-rich food choices.