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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7th Month Post Delivery

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5 Tips for Introducing Your Baby to Solid Food

Set the stage for a lifetime of good nutrition by making your baby's transition to solid foods a smooth and healthy one.

You've got a spoon in one hand and a camera in the other: You're ready to feed your baby their first real food! It's an exciting time, but it can also be a bit nerve-wracking for parents. Will your baby open up for the airplane? Is now the right time to try solid food? Is it safe?
Take a deep breath. You've got this. Here are top five tips for how to introduce solids and set your baby on the right track for a lifetime of good nutrition.

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Your 7-Month-Old Baby

New foods, new teeth, new experiences.

Bring out those teething rings!

Your 7-month-old will likely start moving more independently this month, and might begin exploring his surroundings in new ways.
In addition, his first tooth could be arriving soon. You'll need to help him cope with the pain of teething while you continue to foster his development. Here are some signs to watch for:

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Losing Weight After Pregnancy

After welcoming your new bundle of joy to the world, you are probably eager to reclaim your pre-pregnancy weight and figure as soon as possible. However, it is crucial that post-partum weight loss is carried out gradually and safely to ensure that your body is able to fully recover after pregnancy. READ MORE for some ways to help you get back into shape.