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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THIRD TRIMESTER / WEEK 37

37th Week of Pregnancy

What to Expect at Your Weekly Checkups
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Baby's Growth and Development When You're 37 Weeks Pregnant

When you’re 37 weeks pregnant, you have a reason to celebrate. Your baby is considered full-term. These are a few changes she experiences:

  • Your baby’s weight gain slows considerably, but she’s got just a little more room to grow.
  • Essential fat (aka baby fat) will continue to form. This will round her out and help her stay warm after birth.
  • If you have an ultrasound during the 3rd trimester, the technician might measure the head, stomach, and femur to estimate your baby’s weight.
  • She weighs more than 6 pounds.
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Wellness and Nutrition When You're 37 Weeks Pregnant

During your 37th week of pregnancy, you, your partner, your baby, and your doctor are making final preparations for your baby’s arrival. Your doctor sees you once a week until labor and delivery. When you’re 37 weeks pregnant, this is a good time to finalize the details of your birth plan and take time to relax.

Weekly prenatal checkups!

Infant Car Seat Safety Essentials

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Your Changing Body When You're 37 Weeks Pregnant

When you’re 37 weeks pregnant and in the weeks that follow, you can breathe easier. You might begin to notice some big changes in your body:

  • Your baby might move down into your pelvis. When this happens, you might notice some of your late-pregnancy symptoms go away.
  • Your shortness of breath might go away as your lungs have more room to move.
  • Less pressure on your digestive organs might alleviate heartburn and constipation. Digestion might be easier, too.
  • You probably feel more pressure on your bladder.