Breastmilk is the best for babies. The World Health Organisation recommends 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. After six months of age, infants should receive age-appropriate 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.​

Your baby in the 12th month

What your baby can learn

Many babies can now be independent and take the first steps. This newfound mobility means a constant standing up and down which is part of the learning process. Do not be anxious if your baby falls very often and give him time to make the many attempts that he needs. Remember to start childproofing your house as your little one will get up and about in months to come. The first word that your baby says is usually “mama” or “papa”.

What your baby needs

The new mobility requires a lot of energy and essential nutrients. Aptamil milk can cover over the first year of life in children with important nutrients like DHA, calcium and Vitamin D. Just three servings of the milk can help your toddler meet the daily nutritional requirements.

Their little taste buds are developing and that enhances their ability to enjoy new foods and textures. Here’s a guide on what type of solid foods and how much to give your child at 12 months old: 

Our AptaAdvantage Tip

Your baby now understands simple request when you talk to him, like rejection when you say the word “No”. Be consistent when saying “No” after you’ve made your decision because it takes a few more years for your child to learn and realize that your decision is beneficial to them e.g. situations when safety is concerned.

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