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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ISOMIL

Isomil Follow-on Cake

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Try out our delicious Easy Cake with Soy Milk recipe, suitable for children sensitive to cow's milk, made from Isomil follow-on powder!

(Makes 16 slices)

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter*
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups plain cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup soy milk**
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Method

  1. Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until light.
  3. Add eggs one by one and beat well.
  4. Add flour, a spoon at a time, to the creamed butter and sugar mixture and fold gently.
  5. Add milk and essence; continue to fold until well mixed.
  6. Pour into a prepared baking tin and bake in a pre-heated oven at 350°F for 25 – 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted to the centre of the cake comes out clean.

* Note: For children allergic to cow's milk protein replace butter with margarine
**Use reconstituted Isomil follow-on