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Medical experts and breastfeeding advocates are debating the best age to start solids.

The battle of the breast

While doctors recommend that parents give their children solid foods from four months in an attempt to lower allergy rates, breastfeeding advocates are concerned it will reduce the already low number of Australian mums who breastfeed.

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In the second year it is common for little ones to use food (or refusal of food) to assert their developing independence.

Mealtimes with young children

Mealtimes with young children can be a challenging part of parenthood, but they can also be a source of immense joy, fun and satisfaction.

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Vegie bean curry

Throw all the left-over vegies in and you have a great dish for the whole family.

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Zucchini polpette

These vegetarian ''meatballs'' are inspired by a wonderful recipe from Italian food writer Ursula Ferrigno

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Egg parcels

Essentially little quiches without pastry, these are quick, simple and eminently adaptable.

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Baby knows best

When Nicole Bridges first declared she would try baby-led weaning with her son, Quinn, now 10 months, not everyone in the family was convinced.

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Creative baby food mash-ups

Creating your own baby food may take time to make, but reaps the rewards in the end. Here's some creative ideas to get you started.

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Feeding your baby on a budget

Feeding your baby shouldn’t and doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are some tips to help keep costs down!

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