As a proud parent, you might take notice to every new change in your child’s habits, sometimes a little too much! We suggest a few key milestones in your child’s development so you can observe and enjoy your little one’s progress!
Might start crawling: Starts to crawl. She’s getting stronger and has more control over her muscles. She’ll need balanced nutrition that will help build her strength.
May start to feed herself: Can feed herself. Her coordination is improving. Let her practise picking up different-sized chunks of food such as wholegrain rice puffs to practise independent feeding.
Knows her name: She’s alert and you can see she’s learning every day. She’ll need a healthy balance of foods that support her mental development.
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.
Nestlé 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.
Nestlé Baby & me is here to share the latest evidence-based information to ensure you feel supported and confident that you’re giving your baby the best possible nutrition.