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 www.healthhub.sg/earlynutrition.

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Complete & Balanced Nutrition

Read on to find out if your child is consuming a balanced diet
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Complete and Balanced Nutrition

What is complete and balanced nutrition? A balanced diet must contain sufficient amount of carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and fibre in the required amounts and in the right proportion. Each of these nutrients has a vital role in the all-round growth and development of children.

Is your child consuming a balanced diet?

According to a local survey+, most 3 year-old children in Singapore are not consuming a well-balanced diet as recommended by the Health Promotion Board (HPB).

A snapshot of what 3-year-olds are eating:

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As good eating habits start from young, you should evaluate your child’s diet to ensure it is well-balanced. An easy guide for parents is to use “My Healthy Plate” developed by HPB, which shows you what to eat in the correct proportions to have a balanced and healthy diet.

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Fill half a plate with fruits and vegetables

Fill a quarter plate with whole grains

Fill a quarter plate with meat and others

+ XR Tan et al. Are our children’s diets balanced? A food group analysis of the diets of 3-year-old children in Singapore (OP-09).
4th Singapore Paediatric and Perinatal Annual Congress, 2015.
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How does PediaSure® compare to other major** growing-up milk?

milkchart** The top 5 growing-up milk based on Nielsen Singapore Market Track for the Infant Milk category for Stage 3, for the 12-month period ending Dec 2015 in total Singapore scan channels. (Copyright © 2016, The Nielsen Company.)
# Source: Affiliate Audit Data (Nielsen, IMS, MFPM) 2014

Complete & Balanced Nutrition in 1 Glass~

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Suggested servings: 2 or more glasses of Pediasure® per day, as recommended by your healthcare professional.

#Abbott calculation based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its Scantrack databases covering a twelve month period ending April 27, 2019.
oMCTs: Medium Chain Triglycerides.
^For protein and 25 vitamins and minerals in approximately 1000mL for children ages 1-8 years and 1500mL for children ages 9-12 years.
tFor protein and 10 vitamins and minerals in approximately 1000mL for children 1-6 years, 1300mL for children ages 7-10 years and 1700mL for children ages 11-12 years.
**One serving equals to 225mL (5 leveled scoops or 49g PediaSure powder +190mL water).
OEdible portion only. Quantity of food is approximate.
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