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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9th Month Post Delivery

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Your Guide to Childproofing your Home

Looking forward to witness your child crawling or standing? Your anticipation for new developmental milestones should also serve as a reminder to recheck your home for child safety hazards. As your child grows and becomes more mobile, he is exposed to a wider set of potential dangers. Hence, if you have previously carried out a round of childproofing before bringing your child home, doing it again is still necessary as it takes into consideration your child’s height growth and increased mobility.

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Your 9-Month-Old Baby

It’s all in the mind – keep stimulating your baby’s brain.

Getting a grip on new skills.

Shake, rattle, and roll! Your baby might be developing the ability to grab anything within reach. So be mindful to keep harmful objects out of sight. He might be able to say “mama” too. But it’s completely normal for babies to go months longer before they start saying recognizable words.

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Regulating your Emotions: Crucial Skill for Better Parenting

Do you have days where you feel helpless and overwhelmed by your responsibilities as a new mother? You are not alone as these feelings are definitely normal and experienced by most new mums! Despite finding a new sense of joy and meaning in your motherhood journey, there will be times when you grapple with managing your negative emotions, which can take a toll on your emotional health. You may also have experienced “mom guilt”, felt remorseful or upset that you lost control of your emotions while disciplining your child and realizing there was a better way to cope.

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