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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13-15 MONTH / MONTH 14

14th Month Post Delivery

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4 tips on teaching kids how to read and speak

What you can do to encourage your kids to read well and speak well

Whenever we think of young children communicating and interacting with their peers, we often think about the sounds, words and gestures that they use.

However, communication is a far more complex process. It involves skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing and body language, as well as an understanding of our cultural and social conventions.

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Your 14-Month-Old Baby

Toddler Milestones: 12-15 Months

Wondering how you can boost your toddler’s development? At 12-15 months, your toddler is brimming with curiosity and busy exploring the world around himself. Engaging in everyday activities with your toddler can help to stimulate him to reach more exciting developmental milestones. READ MORE for some parenting tips to boost your toddler’s development.

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How Nutrition Can Shape a Child's Emotional Well-being

Give your child the brain-building nutrients they need for learning, mood and more.

For years, health experts have observed that undernourished children are more likely to experience behavior problems, struggle in school and have difficulty keeping up in the workplace as adults. While these challenges are multifaceted, feeding your child a balanced diet may help.

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