May I Borrow Your Goat?

Anyone I talk with on a regular basis has probably grown tired of listening to me talk about my great milk debate, but hopefully that subject can be laid to rest for a while now.

As an infant, MJ tried nearly every formula ever sold before settling on Gerber Soothe (it was the only formula that stopped her constant fussiness and projectile vomiting). When she turned a year old I hoped the transition to whole cow’s milk would be an easy one, but sadly that was not the case. From whole milk to graduate formulas to lactose-free (I refused to try the soy), nothing seemed to agree with MJ. After another visit to her office, the pediatrician suggested to cut down milk altogether. I was worried. How will she get all of the nutrition she needs? How will she get enough calcium? Will her teeth ever come in? I’m sure my kids at school drink milk several times a day for a reason. I began researching more on my own (Dr. Google to the rescue).

All of my research kept leading me back to goat’s milk. I was hesitant, but was ready to try anything. Initially all I could find was condensed milk or powdered milk, and I quickly bought them both. MJ took one drink and threw the cup at me. I have to admit it was awful. Then a wonderful coworker brought me a quart of Myenberg liquid goat’s milk she found, and it’s been smooth-sailing ever since.
Now I know where to easily find Meyenberg Goat’s Milk and it’s in my fridge at all times. If it weren’t $4.50 a quart all would be perfect, but it’s a price I’m willing to pay for a happy, healthy baby. For now, I have a happy baby who still gets the vitamins and nutrients she needs from milk, now I just need to invest in a goat, or make friends with a farmer.