The World Health Organization (WHO) and Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) recommend that babies should be *exclusively breastfed for a minimum of 6 months, and thereafter for 2 years and beyond with complementary foods. The baby’s brain is developing most rapidly during the first 2 years. Up to 80% of their cognitive development happens during this crucial period. Breastfeeding provides the optimal composition of nutrients for this development.
*Baby only receives breastmilk without additional food or drink, not even water.