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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2nd Month Post Delivery

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Spit-Up Or Vomit-How To Tell The Difference

I’m not sure if my baby just spit up or vomited. Should I be worried?

All things considered, baby spit-up usually is not an issue. It is also called reflux, which is the flow of food from the stomach to the mouth. Spit-up is common and painless, and might continue until your baby reaches 1 year old. Often, it is simply the result of a still-developing digestive system or overfeeding. Learn how to tell the difference between spit-up and vomit, and when there is too much of either one. If you remain concerned after learning about the differences between spit-up and vomit, contact your healthcare provider.

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Your 2-Month-Old Baby

She's sensitive to everything.

More familiar every day.

Babies use many of their senses to get to know their mothers while they are still in the womb. As your baby takes in everything in the "outside" world, she uses that information to communicate with you.

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5 Important Nutrients for Postpartum Recovery

It is important that mothers get a healthy nutrition to aid in their recovery after delivery as the body needs to replace the energy and nutrients lost during childbirth. While there are many diets out there that you can follow, it is crucial that you get a healthy balance of these five nutrients in order to achieve optimal recovery of your body. READ MORE to find out what they are and how they are important to you.