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 4th month

What your baby can learn

Since birth till date, your child has grown substantially, with his motor skills developing rapidly. The energy that it requires will be taken from the breast milk as it provides the nutrients that your baby needs. Your baby will begin to show its own personality. The brain will also be able to respond to more stimuli than before (e.g. cold, slamming doors and wind) and individual sounds can be located now. Your baby will aim to get a better view in the prone position by relying on the arms, while toys will interest it when in the supine position. 

What your baby needs

We have put together the detailed information on a baby’s diet in the first year with tips for introduction to solid food. In the first 6months, breast milk will be the important source of food for your child; however, complementary food can also be introduced at 6months when your child is ready. Do look on for more information on when you can introduce the complementary food to your child. 

Our AptaAdvantage Tip

If you were spending a lot of time with other mothers or grandmothers now and they say that your baby should sleep through slowly now but it is not so for your child, do not worry. It does not depend on your “expertise” on whether your baby sleeps through or not, instead it boils down to the personality of your child. The development state that your child is in now is normal as all children go by their own time and pace during growth. Do not attempt to force your child to go according to the “norm” as it may cause adverse effects in your child. 

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