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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Introducing The Toddler Vocabulary Questionnaire

A Singapore-specific questionnaire for parents to assess their toddler level of language development against local norms for expressive vocabulary.

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Dear Mummy and Daddy,

Thank you for your interest to participate in the Toddler Vocabulary Questionnaire.

Abbott Nutrition has made available this Singapore-specific questionnaire for parents to find out their toddler's level of language development against local norms for expressive vocabulary.

The questionnaire is based on the Toddler Language Development Study, which is the first Asian study on language development norms for expressive vocabulary in bilingual children.1 A total of 1,503 children in Singapore were involved in the study: 855 children aged 18-20 months and 648 children aged 25-27 months.

This online questionnaire will take about 20 to 40 minutes of your time and you will be required to fill in details about yourself, your child (e.g. date of birth, gender, milk type), and your child's language development. At the end of the questionnaire, you will be able to print out the results page with recommendations to help support your child's vocabulary development.

 

Toddler Vocabulary Questionnaire

If you have any question or feedback, please fill out our contact form.

1The Toddler Language Development Study was conducted by Abbott Nutrition Research and Development (ANRD) in March to April 2011.