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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FIRST TRIMESTER / WEEK 3

3rd Week of Pregnancy

A Little Zygote Forms
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Baby's Growth and Development at 3 Weeks: Fertilization and Implantation

Although you don't know it yet, you might have conceived already! Fertilization occurs when an egg and sperm connect and form a single cell, called a zygote.

Here’s what’s going on during your 3rd week of pregnancy:

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Your Changing Body at 3 Weeks Pregnant: Fertilization and Implantation

You’re 3 weeks pregnant now, but it's too early for you to have missed your period or to experience any symptoms.

Here’s what’s happening inside during your 3rd week of pregnancy:

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Wellness and Nutrition at 3 Weeks Pregnant: Fertilization and Implantation

Exercise
If you’re already in good condition and regularly exercising, pregnancy doesn’t prohibit you from keeping on with a safe exercise routine.

At 3 weeks pregnant, just remember:

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Respond right away if your body indicates that you should slow down or even stop.
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol, medications, or exposure to chemicals.

    Nutrition for Two
    Even earlier than the 3rd week of pregnancy, how well you eat and care for yourself makes a big difference in the quality of nutrition your baby receives.

    What Do the Nutrients in Your Food Do?

  • Calories help nourish your growing baby.
  • Iron and folic acid help make the extra blood needed during pregnancy.
  • Protein helps produce blood and builds your baby's tissues and muscles.
  • Calcium builds your baby's bones and teeth.