If you've only time to read one thing, make sure it's this round-up of the most important parenting developments of 2011, from the change to baby and child painkiller doses to caesareans on demand
Findings by scientists from the Department of Health stirred a debate at the start of the year. The findings suggested babies could benefit from weaning earlier than previously advised - at 4 months rather than 6 months. Not only did this contradict official weaning guidelines, it also went against the current advice that babies should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months.
MFM went behind the headlines to find out what the researchers were saying and, more importantly, what it all means for mums.
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