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 5 of Your Pregnancy

Your Baby

The tiny heart begins to beat, with 100 to 120 beats per minute which is about twice as fast as yours. Your baby now has a recognisable shape and the first blood vessels and cells with different functions are formed. This lays the foundation for the development of the brain, spinal cord and sensory organs. The size of the embryo at this time is 2 to 3 millimetres.

Length 2-3 mm

Your body

Often feeling exhausted and tightness in the chest are first signs of pregnancy. If the first pregnancy test at home shows positive, you may wish to consult your doctor as soon as possible to ascertain your pregnancy. Your doctor will discuss with you in detail on the important nutrients for you and your child.

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