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.​


Week 4 of Your Pregnancy

Your Baby

In week 4 of your pregnancy, the baby will temporarily get its nutrients from the small yolk sac in its egg, but it'll soon switch its source to the placenta

Your body

You'll not look pregnant at this stage yet as your bump doesn't show until at least week 12. You won't be feeling any pregnancy symptoms yet (nauseous etc.) but your placenta is starting to develop. . This is a new organ that you're starting to develop that will supply your baby with oxygen and nutrients to develop and grow. You pass antibodies to your baby through the placenta too. It gives your baby the resistance it needs to fight infections in your womb. The placenta will also produce hormones like progesterone and relaxin to allow your uterus to relax and make room for your growing baby.


Pregnancy symptoms at 1-4 weeks

You may notice some of these symptoms at the start of your pregnancy:

  • Missed period
  • Need to urinate frequently
  • Metallic taste in your mouth
  • Change in food preference
  • Morning sickness
  • A milky white discharge from your vagina

All of these are perfectly normal, do not panic!


Our AptaAdvantage Tip

Pregnancy can be stressful and daunting especially if you're a first time mother. In the midst of your emotional changes, don't forget to spend time with your partner. Go out for a movie, have a nice meal and distract yourself from the stress.


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