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. Today, we will be sharing Michelle and Samuel’s story!
How did you first hear of Kabrita?
I actually found your formula by chance while shopping at Sprouts, and thought we would try out. I had already been researching goat milk formula online.
Why did your family have a need for goat milk formula?
My son was diagnosed with the “blanket term” lactose sensitivity. I am not a huge fan of this term because I don’t feel it is an entirely accurate explanation of my son’s actual issue(s). It seems our son’s issues aren’t as simple as he just can’t have all dairy, because that isn’t the case at all.
Can you describe Samuel’s symptoms?
As an infant, I started breastfeeding right away! Not soon after, I realized that Samuel’s stomach was not taking well to the breastmilk. He was having diarrhea with mucus and was extremely gassy every time he had breastmilk. I was advised by my pediatrician to pretty much do a complete overhaul of my diet.
Due to the pretty traumatic C-section and many complications I was experiencing from that surgery, I honestly couldn’t find the will and motivation to convert to a strict diet. This made me feel terrible as a new mother. After that, we tried every formula under the sun and all of them did nothing but make my son sicker. Finally, we were referred to a hypoallergenic amino acid-based formula, which worked great and released all the symptoms that poor Samuel experienced.
If related to your need to supplement with or switch to formula, please describe why you chose to do so and why Kabrita seemed like a good solution?
Samuel had just turned 1 years old and the hypoallergenic formula we were using cost us $46.00 for a small, 14 oz can. We tried going back to regular milk but he started experiencing extreme diarrhea, bloody stools, painful gas, and mucus right away. I couldn’t afford the toddler version of the hypoallergenic formula as it cost us the same amount.
How did your Samuel transition to Kabrita?
Samuel took to Kabrita right away! There wasn’t a transition period, he loved the flavor and we loved the quality.
What do you think of Kabrita’s flavor?
I have not tried it but I know for a fact that Samuel is a huge fan!
What is your favorite thing about Kabrita Formula?
I love that it’s a good and wholesome product, and that is readily available in the states at my local farmers market grocery store!
Is there anything else you’d like to add or share?
Thank you for being such an amazing product that has changed our lives! It may seem a little crazy to say but this product honestly has helped us! Our son is happy, healthy, and thriving with no major gastro issue any longer and it’s not costing us an arm and a leg to keep using Kabrita!
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*.
*Not suitable for cow milk protein allergy