Every mom’s feeding experience is as unique as her baby. While the journey may be easy for some, others may struggle with many issues. Real Mom Story is a series on our blog where we ask real moms to share their feeding stories. Being a mom can be difficult at times for anyone. Whether you’re expecting or already have little one, we hope these stories can offer you insight on what worked (or didn’t work) for moms just like you. Today, we will be sharing Valery’s story!
I first heard of Kabrita when I was pregnant with Byron. My best friend Kathy had been raising her step daughter who was on Kabrita.
My son had been on breastmilk for the first 3 months of his life. As a first time mother, I was afraid my breast milk was not enough. I followed some advice to try formula and give my son both so I was secure that in the event that I could not provide breast milk, he would be used to formula. That’s when we found out he was severely allergic to not just cow milk based formula but a lot of formulas on the market. I was devastated thinking I caused my son’s eczema and I then pumped for about 9mo exclusively. As things got harder and my breastfeeding journey drew to an end, I decided to try Kabrita for the first time. He slightly reacted as he does when we give him anything new but with in a day the redness was gone and from then on we have been giving him Kabrita and he does so well on it.
My son now has eczema after we tried cow milk based and soy based formulas. Eczema is complicated in the sense that we aren’t exactly sure exactly the cause. Research has traced it back to an unhealthy gut. Kabrita is helpful as it is easier for my son to digest giving room for a healthier gut. Many formulas are hydrolyzed in an attempt to have the same gentle effect as Kabrita but my son’s body rejected them all.
Kabrita seemed like a good solution as goat milk is known for its smaller curds and gentler digestion qualities.