This is a sponsored post created in partnership with Kabrita.
From the time Zoë was born, she was sensitive to cow's milk (even though she has always adored it). While I did breastfeed, I had to supplement with formula for a few months. I had the most troubling time finding a formula that didn't upset her belly. I tried every conventional formula and even a few organic ones. We quickly realized it was the cow's milk (and soy). I couldn't even drink cow milk while breastfeeding her or it would upset her belly.
This trend continued into toddlerhood. She loved cheese, but it would make her sick and give her eczema. When we were in Uruguay, we started giving her goat milk cheese, and to our surprise, she didn't have any issues digesting it.
She still has problems with cow milk – it gives her a rash – but she can tolerate cheese and sour cream much better than she could as a child. I often buy goat milk yogurt as I find that to be easier on her tummy (and mine – I'm also sensitive to cow's milk).
I wish it was easier to find goat's milk products. It is typically much easier to digest than cow's milk – it's structurally more similar to human breastmilk than cow milk is. There is a difference between a cow milk allergy and a cow milk intolerance. While goat milk is often great for those with an intolerance, it's almost never suitable for someone with a confirmed allergy. If you don't know the difference between an allergy and an intolerance, read this article.
We recently got to try some products from Kabrita, a company that makes goat-milk based products. They even have a goat milk formula! Oh I wish I had known about this when Zoë was a baby.
Their fruit and yogurt pouches were a huge hit. They come in three flavors: Mixed Berry, Banana & Natural Vanilla Bean, and Mango Peach.
While the girls enjoyed all of the flavors, both of them agreed that Banana & Natural Vanilla Bean was the best. It's rare they agree, so it must be good!
The Mixed Berry flavor is really good in smoothies. We came up with a simple, but delicious smoothie recipe using Kabrita Goat Milk Yogurt Pouches!
Mixed Berry Goat Milk Yogurt Smoothie
- 2 pouches Kabrita Goat Milk Yogurt
- 10 ounces organic frozen mixed berries
- 1 cup organic apple juice
The girls were begging for more after the smoothie was gone! Next time I'll probably toss some greens in there.
Where to Purchase + Coupon Code
If your child has a sensitivity to cow's milk, you should look into Kabrita goat milk products. They are available at Whole Foods Market, Kings Food Market, select natural food and health stores, Amazon.com, Diapers.com and KabritaUSA.com.
You can get 20% off your order at Kabrita.com through November 30, 2014 with coupon code MD 002.
Enter the Giveaway
Kabrita will be giving one Happy Mothering reader one can of formula with one 4oz of each flavor pouch (1 can + 3 pouches) OR 1 case of each flavor pouch – 6 pouches per case (18 pouches) (winner's choice). This giveaway is open to US residents only and runs through November 20, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!