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 child reaches the 23rd month

What your child learns

Does your toddler seem interested in the television? Most experts agree that it is too early to allow your child to watch the television. An important reason lies with the fact that your toddler cannot distinguish between fiction and reality. It stores the images that it sees on the television as the same when compared to the people and things around his vicinity. Therefore the television will stir an overwhelming reaction from the child.

What your child needs

Although your toddler still needs all your love and attention, it is at the same time open-minded and independent. Sometimes it almost seems that you have forgotten. Not every mother will have no trouble, that her child suddenly a new childhood friend is more important than themselves. Do it your toddler the same and look again more on yourself and your own relationships. For now it is important to find the balance between cuddling, holding and releasing. The sooner you begin, the easier the start in kindergarten.

Our AptaAdvantage Tip

It is important to set a certain amount of time aside for your child to get your undivided attention everyday as this helps to boost the development and self-confidence of your child. The time is less important to the things you do together, e.g. cuddling, talking or playing.

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