Our expert says:
If your son is already 19 months old, then he should be old enough to either use commercial soy milk from a cup instead of the soy formula from a bottle or drink cow’s milk and eat yoghurt. You may have to gradually introduce cow's milk in small quantities after you have weaned him from his bottle. This can take time, but if you persevere he will eventually learn to drink from a cup and also drink other milks besides soy milk and eat a varied diet that contains many different foods, including calcium-rich yoghurt, cottage cheese and other cheeses. Although there are concerns about the use of soy products and thyroid function, they are generally related to suppression of thyroid function, not hyperthyroidism, which is regarded as an autoimmune condition. Your doctor should be able to reassure you in this respect and also suggest treatment for the Grave's disease.
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