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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dr chiang wen ching

paediatrician,allergy & immunology

Before joining private practice, Dr Chiang held the position of Consultant of the Department of Pediatric Medicine. She helped to establish the sublingual immunotherapy program and food and drug provocation programs in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She is presently an Adjunct Associate Professor of Duke NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore and Tutor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

In 2006, Dr Chiang was awarded the Health Manpower Development Programme Fellowship from the Ministry of Health. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and a committee member of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society of Singapore and Singapore Paediatric Society.

dr chan kin ming


Dr Chan completed MBBS from National University of Singapore, Singapore in 1983, MMed - Internal Medicine from National University of Singapore, Singapore in 1988 and DGM from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS), Glasgow in 1991.

He has an experience of 33 years in this field, and currently practices at Chan KM Geriatric & Medical Clinic in Tanglin, Singapore and Chan KM Geriatric & Medical Clinic in Thomson, Singapore.

dr kevin tan

consultant diabetologist & endocrinoligist

Dr Kevin Tan Eng Kiat is a Consultant diabetologist and endocrinologist in private practice at Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre. He is also visiting consultant to the Diabetes Centre at Singapore General Hospital and runs the Diabetes in Pregnancy clinic at Thomson Medical Centre.

Dr Tan is currently Vice-President of the Diabetic Society of Singapore and a life-member of the Society; as well as with the Endocrine and Metabolic Society of Singapore. In the Diabetic Society, he heads the Education Sub-Committee and has been at the helm of the organising committee of World Diabetes Day Singapore events for the last 6 years. He is a keen diabetes educator and active on the lecture circuit to both professional and public audiences locally and in the region, lecturing extensively on diabetes, thyroid problems and other hormone issues. His interest is in diabetes and pituitary-adrenal disorders and his research interest is in clinical trials on diabetes.

Dr Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore and is a fellow with both the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh and the Academy of Medicine in Singapore.