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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