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 boost your child's memory skills

The memory training tips to know to help your kids remember what they have learnt

As children get older, there are more and more things to remember and this isn't always easy for them.

Kids can learn and remember information in different ways, depending on their preferred mix of learning styles. Read on to find out about the different memory styles and how each of these can help improve your child’s memory skills.

Visualise in pictures

Some children recall more details from pictures than through verbal reminders. Bright images and colours can leave lasting impressions that enable kids to remember things more vividly.

Keep it simple

Some children may filter out information or choose not to complete certain tasks that are difficult to understand. These children only retain information effectively when learning strategies are kept simple.

Explain it verbally

Some children will tend to remember details most distinctly through conversations. When they share their experiences by talking about them, the verbal reinforcement creates a more impactful way to remember what they have learnt.

Write it down

Some children learn to remember facts and figures by writing them down. When these children pen down their thoughts, experiences and data they have gathered, they’re more likely to absorb and process it. This in turn will become their newfound knowledge.

Try cultivating these memory skills one by one, to find the best mix of learning styles for your child. Make suitable changes accordingly, if you find that your little one takes to one method better than the other.

Soon enough, you’ll be able to find the best ways to help your child boost her memory skills!