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.
Wyeth Nutrition 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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Innovations in Paediatric Nutrition
Breast milk is the ideal source of nutrition. It contains all nutrients and protective substances essential for optimal growth. Interestingly, human milk is a rich source of sn-2 palmitate – isn’t it amazing how nature knows best?
Sleep and excessive crying are of major parental concerns. In very young children, crying is usually related to general or abdominal discomfort, disease, hunger, temperament, etc. While some of these factors may be unavoidable, do you know that choosing the right milk can help alleviate some of these issues?
Before you know it, your sweet baby has hit the 12-month milestone. From his or her first steps to first words, every day in this period of immense change has brought forth a new discovery. Along with these changes comes another big transition that commonly happens to children and mums — the choice of formula milk.
Innovations in Paediatric Nutrition: What discerning mothers should know about sn-2 palmitate and a2 beta-casein
No one knows a child better than his or her mother. Some people call it “mother’s instinct” and reflects the expertise a mother gains from spending lots of time with her child, learning their verbal and nonverbal cues, and blending knowledge with experience to respond intuitively.