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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10-12 MONTH / MONTH 11

11th Month Post Delivery

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Nurturing Bilingualism: Starting young

When I went to school, educators believed that learning a second or third language was not possible until we reached secondary school. That was a very long time ago! Today we know that language learning is child’s play, as long as their parents and teachers create a supportive learning environment.

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Your 11-Month-Old Baby

Tightening up on safety.

More active every day.

Your baby might be exploring your home more than ever before. Whether she’s cruising around the living room furniture, standing on her own, or climbing up (but not down) the stairs, consider taking new steps to keep her safe.

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Post-Pregnancy Skin Care Tips for Glowing Skin

Are you feeling troubled over the appearance of acne, stretch marks, or even pigmentation after delivery? Rest assured as these issues are relatively common amongst mothers who have just given birth and usually happens due to post-pregnancy hormonal changes. Fortunately, there are simple skincare tips that can help you regain your glow and confidence by spending some extra time on yourself daily.

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