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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Your 1-month-old baby

Your world is now your baby’s world, too.
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Listen closely. He's communicating with you.

While still in the womb, your baby used many of his senses to get to know you. Now, as he takes in everything in the "outside" world…

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A month full of firsts: seeing, hearing, touching.

In his first month, your baby sees best within 12 inches of his face. He is staring a lot, and likes bold shapes and high-contrast.

In his first month, your baby sees best within 12 inches of his face. He is staring a lot, and likes bold shapes and high-contrast objects, such as a black and white bull's-eye. He loves looking at faces, especially your expressions, and might imitate them right away.

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Your baby's reflexes

Getting a grip-understanding the reflexes that come naturally.

Your baby already has a good grip, and many automatic reactions or reflexes.

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Nurturing your baby's intellectual and social development

Together time: Interaction between you and your baby, even at this young age, will help determine his intellectual, social, and emotional development. How you respond to his cries, satisfy his needs, and show him love will determine how he sees the world later.

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Sensory motor development

Sensory overload-from the dark womb to a world full of sights and sounds.

From the moment your baby enters this world he's learning.

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Dreaming of sleep

Coping with your 1-month-old's unpredictable sleep patterns can be a challenge.

Newborn babies often seem to have no real sleeping pattern.

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The word on vaccinations: Get them

Regular vaccinations are still the only way to protect your baby — now and for years to come — so be sure to get your baby immunized to help keep him healthy. For more information on National Childhood Immunization Schedule, click here.