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Real Mom Story: Geraldine & Steven

by Lina Ristevska August 04, 2015

How goat milk formula relieved this little boy’s congestion and constipation — providing a solution to his cow milk sensitivity that made the whole family happier.

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.

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