Every parent’s feeding experience is as unique as their baby. While the journey may be easy for some, others may struggle. Real Parent Story is a series on our blog where we ask real parents to share their feeding stories. Whether you’re expecting or already have little one, we hope these stories can offer you insight into what worked (or didn’t work) for parents just like you.
By Geraldine Freshour:
When it came time to wean my son, I knew he might have trouble with cow milk formula, in large part because of our experience with our first child. I breastfed our daughter for almost a year and when it came time to introduce food, I noticed that she didn’t do well with cow milk products like cheese and milk. She was always snotty and seemed uncomfortable, but until I was referred to Dr. Mary Anne I thought ‘this is just the way it is’.
The first thing Dr. Mary Anne said to me was, “avoid cow milk”. Within a month my daughter was doing amazing, it was an amazing transformation. Not fussy, not snotty. When I stopped breastfeeding Steven, I gave him some of my pumped, frozen milk and topped him up with cow milk formula, hoping he wouldn’t have this same experience.
He quickly started getting snotty, but I didn’t want to assume that it was the milk. What if it was a tooth coming in? Or a cold? When it didn’t clear up, I briefly tried a hydrolyzed, hypoallergenic formula – but the way it tasted and smelled made me think, “I cannot give this to my kid!” I tried a lactose-free formula, but he still was snotty and spitting. He also experienced a lot of constipation – on one cow milk formula he didn’t go for two weeks straight!
Dr. Mary Anne said, “If you’re going to go for formula, go goat”. I started KABRITA and I noticed a big change within 10 days – now he has a poo each day. He takes KABRITA no problem. He sleeps better at night. He just seems happy. He seems happy, so we’re happy.
Kabrita USA Real Parent Story Series is for information purposes only. It's not meant to treat, cure, or diagnose any health issues. Before making any feeding changes, it is recommended that you speak with your healthcare professional. Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula is designed to maintain the natural comfort of little ones during feeding transitions, such as weaning, supplementing, or changing formulas due to minor issues associated with cow milk sensitivity*.