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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My 4-year-old boy experiences frequent tummy pain and fever (38-39 degrees Celsius). What could be the cause? The doctor checked, said it might be some viral infection and suggested probiotics and Colimix. 

My girl is 2 years old. She has a well-balanced diet for breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner. How much milk (in ml) does she need? She currently drinks Similac Gain and fresh milk. 

How much milk should a 1 year old be drinking a day? She is allergic to dairy and there is limited food for her to take to boost her calcium intake. 

Is it ok to give 2 glasses of GROW formula milk for my 6+ years old girl ? Should I continue or stop or switch to normal milk? 

My boy who is turning 5 next year is still taking Similac Gain stage 4. When is the best age to stop formula? 

My toddler is taking a 100% partially hydrolyzed whey formula but she has loose motion and the color of the stool is green. Why? 

My boy is currently on a pediatric oral nutrition supplement. What’s the maximum no. of servings he can take within a day? 

My child has refused formula milk since he was born. He is still on breastfeeding but supply is running low. He is now 13 months - having mixture of small amount of breast milk and porridge blended with fish/meat/beef/vegetable for his daily meals. Is it OK for him? 

I have just been recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Is T2DM reversible? How do I stay in better control of my glucose levels? 

Is there a recommended diet for people with T2DM? Do I need to stop taking carbohydrates or sugary food? 

I am overweight and have T2DM. How can losing weight help me better manage my condition? Would a diabetes specific formula like Glucerna help me with losing weight?  

I noticed that the adult Ensure formula contains casein, which I was given to understand that is bad for our health. Please could you comment on this statement to clear my doubts as I am one of the many consumers of Ensure products. 

This is with regards to Ensure milk for adults. Understood it is to be refrigerated but however, can we warm it up & drink it instead? 

Which Oral Nutrition Supplement is better for the elderly: 1 kcal/ml or 1.5 kcal/ml Oral Nutrition Supplement? Will Oral Nutrition Supplements cause constipation? 

Can a healthy human drink ProSure to gain weight or weight management?