Feeding young children, regardless of age, can often be a challenging experience! However, establishing healthy eating and drinking behaviours should start from a really young age to prevent a range of health problems later in life. For various pages of nutrition information and ideas, start with the Healthy Eating and Drinking page.
Nutrition for Under 5s
Benefits of breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is the natural and healthy way to feed your child. Find out information on the range of benefits of breastfeeding for mum, baby and the family.
Introducing solids after 6 months is best
The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends exclusive breastfeeding until a baby is about 6 months old. Learn about the different stages of infant development and what sorts of foods are suitable at each stage.
Food allergies and managing food intolerance
The symptoms of food allergies and intolerances in children can range from harmless to very serious allergic reactions. Learn more about food allergies and intolerances and how to manage them.