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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SECOND TRIMESTER / WEEK 28

28th Week of Pregnancy

Pack Some Power Into Your Snack
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Baby's Growth and Development at 28 Weeks Pregnant

During the 28th week of pregnancy, your baby wants to see what’s going on in his environment.

  • Your baby is about 10 inches long — roughly the length of an average zucchini. She weighs about 2 pounds.
  • His brain develops and expands.
  • Your baby may open his eyes in utero.
  • More fat accumulates under his skin.
  • He continues to take 20- to 30-minute naps with some routine.
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Your Changing Body at 28 Weeks Pregnant

At 28 weeks pregnant (and throughout this month of your pregnancy), your weight should go up and your skin probably will keep changing.

  • You should be gaining about a pound a week. Learn more about where the weight goes.
  • Stretch marks: As your skin expands during pregnancy, stretch marks can appear on your skin. These red, pink, or purplish streaks may appear on your stomach, breasts, arms, hips, thighs, or rear. Stretch marks are not a sign that you're gaining too much weight — they can appear on the slimmest of pregnant women! You could try a cream specifically made for stretch marks.
  • Thank the family tree. Whether you get stretch marks has more to do with heredity than any other factor. After you deliver, your stretch marks probably will fade to light pink or white, but may not completely disappear.
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Wellness and Nutrition at 28 Weeks Pregnant

Congratulations! At 28 weeks pregnant, you’ve completed the second trimester of your pregnancy. Here’s how you can take care of yourself — and your body.

  • Easy does it. Make safety your top priority when you exercise by following these tips:
    • Stretch and warm up for at least five minutes before starting to exercise.
    • Start your activity at an easy, slow pace. Gingerly increase your speed and repetitions to a level that’s comfortable for you.
    • Drink fluid.
    • Work out on a flat, firm surface.
    • Rise slowly after doing floor exercises.
    • Cool down for five to 10 minutes.
    • Wear supportive shoes and a supportive bra.
  • Pack some power into your snack. For variety, try these nutrient-and energy-rich snack options:
    • Fresh & dried fruit
    • Salad
    • Steamed buns
    • Soybean
    • Soupy noodle
    • Sandwiches
    • Nuts