by Lina Ristevska November 10, 2015

For this doctor and mom, KABRITA Goat Milk formula has been a good solution for her eczema-prone son – and a solution she recommends for other families when it comes time to wean.

By Dr. Deborah Fein, D.O.

As a doctor and a mom, I am a huge proponent of breastfeeding and feel strongly that women should be provided all the support they can get to breastfeed as long as they can. That being said, some moms cannot or choose to not nurse. Some moms nurse but need to supplement. All moms who breastfeed eventually wean their child.

When I was ready to wean my daughter at 12 months (several years ago), I chose pure goats milk because I have a family history of cow dairy sensitivity. It wasn’t easy – it meant that she needed to have some additional vitamin supplementation to make up for low folic acid and vitamin D, and I always had to carry a cooler when we went out.

A few months ago, just as I was getting ready to wean my son, I met the makers of the new goat milk formula: KABRITA Goat Milk Formula. I was very impressed with the formula they created. My son has eczema, which I know can be made worse with cow milk, and with the family history of cow milk sensitivity I didn’t want to take any chances.

KABRITA Goat Milk Formula was an easy choice to make – it’s a gentle goat milk protein base, supplemented with the nutrients he needs. Even better, it was an easy transition from breast milk for him, too.

As a psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health, I often see patients who really struggle with the effects of a colicky baby. I like to teach them that what children eat and drink can have an enormous impact on their disposition. A baby who is sleeping better and feeling better will definitely result in a mom who is more rested and better able to navigate through the daily challenges of parenthood and an improved family dynamic.

Dr. Deborah Fein is a Psychiatrist practicing at Playa Vista Mental Health and a UCLA Clinical Instructor. She lives with her husband and two children in Playa Vista, California

Real Mom Stories (and Real Dad Stories!) is an ongoing series sharing the experiences of families with KABRITA Goat Milk Formula. By sharing our stories and experiences, we help one another make feeding and nutritional choices with confidence and joy. 

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Lina Ristevska
Lina Ristevska