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.
10 everyday activities to cultivate your child's character
Try a new experience like climbing a ladder at the playground or patting a neighbour’s pet.
Draw one thing to be thankful for every week.
Give your child several delicate items like a picture frame. Explain how some objects and people require extra gentleness.
Put on some soft music and do stretches while taking deep breaths. Encourage your toddler to follow you.
Water a plant every day.
Bake some muffins and encourage your child to offer some to your neighbour.
Create a home for your stuffed toys.
Prepare a teatime snack for the family.
Look into the eyes of the person you are speaking to.
Offer your child a special treat during mealtimes and request that they say “please” as they ask for new bites. Add “thank you” and “you’re welcome” as they master each word.