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



How to help your child love learning

Top tips on how you can help nurture your child’s curiosity to help cultivate her interest in learning

Children have a natural curiosity, which needs to be recognised and nurtured. Yet many of us are guilty (sometimes unintentionally) of hushing or ignoring our children's eager questions when these come too fast and furious for us to answer.

Learn to be patient with your kids to give them the room to learn and find out more about the world around them. This innate sense of curiosity can help your kids to grow into intelligent and well-adapted individuals. Here are some ways that you can help nurture your child's curiosity.

Give positive reinforcement

For children, there is a greater satisfaction from discovering new things if the people they love and respect (their parents of course!) are there to share these discoveries positively.

Give your children words of praise or a rewarding nod of approval to give them the confidence they need to sustain their curiosity.

Recognise the different learning styles

Children learn in different manners and at different speeds. Understanding your child's temperament and learning style will help you to better facilitate your little one’s learning journey.

Some kids might be more adventurous with learning experientially by heading outdoors to touch, smell, taste and explore their surroundings. Others might prefer to read and discover new knowledge and fictional worlds through books.

Work closely with the school teachers

Work closely with your child's teachers and support them in their planning of lessons or programmes that strive towards achieving this outcome.

Give more importance to the value of creative outlets for kids, rather than focus on just academic achievements alone.