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.​

When your toddler reaches the 17th month

What your child learns

Your child will learn to speak or write one words now, which will urge it to ask a question or comment. Tantrums and emotional outburst may also occur now – on the other hand, it is to actually express the frustrations on not being able to succeed. This is a healthy part of the personality development. Give your child the chance to let out his anger.

What your toddler needs

The energy and nutrient requirements are high, but not in the form of a diet of an adult. They need to consume an age appropriate nutrient to meet their needs. 

Our AptaAdvantage Tip

You can create joy at the dining table for your young one with a little creativity. For example, you can use a biscuit cutter for sandwiches or select noodles with varied shapes like spiral or letters. You could also create imaginative names for certain vegetables to create pleasure while your child eats. The broccoli florets looks like small trees while a boiled egg can be used to decorate a toast as a hat. 

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