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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4-6 MONTH / MONTH 4

4th Month Post Delivery

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Get Your Baby’s Motor (Skills) Running

In the first few months of life, as the nervous system and muscle control start getting in sync, your baby's movements transition from quick and jerky to smoother and more intentional.

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Your 4-Month-Old Baby

She’s establishing a fabulous foundation for life.

Yakety-yak. She talked back!

In month four, your baby's personality has probably grown even more pronounced. By the end of the month, she might be laughing out loud and attempting to carry a conversation. Try imitating her laugh and communicating with her. This is also the time to start learning how you can start strengthening her immune system.

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What Is Postnatal Depression and How To Prevent It?

Did you know that 1 in 10 women in Singapore actually experience PND following birth?

PND, or postnatal depression, is not obvious to many at first. Its symptoms can develop gradually after delivery of your baby, making it difficult to be sure if you may be affected by it. Here’s what you can look out for to prevent PND.

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