Re: whats the next best thing now
The advice you're going to get on this subject varies by location. In the US, the recommendation would be to make up the shortfall with formula. In the EU, docs commonly recommend introducing animal milk at around 9-10 months. If your LO won't take formula, then there's not much of can do about that. I think offering more whole milk yogurt might be a good compromise. On the one hand, it's still made from animal milk, but on the other it is somewhat pre-digested (for lack of a better word) by the bacteria that turn milk into yogurt, and that might make it a little easier on your baby's digestive system than plain animal milk. But ask your pediatrician! This is the sort of question you pay him/her to answer.
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