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 15

15th Month Post Delivery

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Immune System Development

Probiotic bacteria and prebiotic fiber to the fore

Your child's immune defense is an intricate system that includes certain cells, tissues, and organs. With about 70% residing in the intestinal tract, your immune system works like a door to protect the body from bacteria, viruses and other foreign "invaders" - called antigens - that can cause illness.

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Your 15-Month-Old Toddler

Toddler Milestones: 15-18 Months

There might be differences in the skills and abilities of children despite being the same age. Though it is normal for parents to compare between kids, this is not something to worry about too soon. There is a general time frame in which the majority of them will reach their developmental milestones which can vary by 5 to 10 months. READ MORE to find out more about the usual development of a 15 to 18-month-old and how you can support their growth.

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Bone Development

Strong bones make strong bodies

Did you know there are 206 bones in the adult body? They provide structure for the body and protection for the organs, and they make it possible to walk, run and move about. Skeletal development is most rapid in infancy, and bones grow and strengthen in childhood. They must last a lifetime, so you want them to start healthy and strong.

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