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


Potty Training


Between ages 2 and 3 years, most children learn to use the potty by themselves

It often takes boys longer to potty train than girls. Usually, your child will let you know when he's ready to leave the diapers behind. Signs that your child is ready to potty train:

  • Knows the words for urine and stool
  • Stays dry for longer periods of time than before (especially after a nap)
  • Physically able to pull down his pants and get on and off a toilet seat
  • Upset by having on a wet or dirty diaper
  • Likes to watch you or your husband use the bathroom
  • Willing to sit on the toilet or potty

If your child doesn't seem ready, just give him more time. Potty training takes lots of patience. Having a battle-of-the-wills isn't productive for mom or for baby. As always, speak to your pediatrician if you are concerned.