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!
Starts to be interested in food, opens mouth for food: He’s getting interested in what you’re eating. It’s an opportunity to introduce him to new tastes and textures.
Starts to smile: He recognizes you and is learning to smile. He’ll need nutrition that helps support his healthy growth and development.
Begins to sit with support, can sit with help: He’s able to hold his head up and sit with support. He’s also getting strong enough to swallow more than just milk.
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.