Breastfeeding is the best for babies and a healthy diet / maternal nutrition is important when breastfeeding. A decision not to breastfeed can be difficult to reverse. Infant formula is suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed. It is recommended that all formula milks be used on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, or other professional responsible for maternal and child care and the financial implications should be considered. All preparation and feeding instructions should be followed carefully as inappropriate preparation could lead to health hazards.


4 Months (17 Weeks) Pregnant Belly Feels Soft



Roxanne answered:

"Thanks for your question! Our Healthcare Expert will be answering some questions every week but in the meantime, here's a little tip from our Careline! It is very normal to experience soft tummy at 17 weeks of pregnancy. This seems to be a very common feedback among pregnant mummies during the first two trimester. It all depends on the size and position of the foetus. It will probably get hard as you get further along in your pregnancy. Do not get too worry about it. If you are concern, you may check with your gynae during your next follow-up."

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Claudine Tan answered:

"At 17 weeks, baby is about the size of your palm and weighs only about 150gms. Your tummy might be starting to show but the height of the uterus is only somewhere midway between your pubic bone and the umbilicus so the rest of your abdomen might still feel soft."

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