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



1st Month Post Delivery


Understanding Colic

Could It Be Colic?

All babies cry. It’s your baby’s only way of telling you something is bothering him. It does not always mean he is experiencing serious discomfort. Check first to see if he is

  • Too cool or warm
  • Hungry
  • Gassy
  • Tired
  • In need of a diaper change



Your 1-Month-Old Baby

Your world is now your baby’s world, too.

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, he uses that information to communicate with you.



Your Basic Guide to Asian Confinement

Many of us are familiar with the concept of confinement. Here are some traditional confinement practices across the different races in Singapore and why these practices may be beneficial for your body!