Starting solids - what foods, and when?

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Of all the advances children make in their first few years, one that can be fraught with concern for parents is the transition from breastfeeding or formula to eating solids, particularly when to start and what foods to start the transition with.

Whilst exclusive breast-feeding is recommended before six months of age, after six months breast milk alone no longer provides sufficient nutrients and energy for growth and development. Thus, the NHMRC’s latest Infant Feeding Guidelines recommend