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I have been looking for alternatives to cow’s milk for quite awhile because whole milk wasn’t sitting right with our youngest and was causing her some issues with her bowels. I promised you a post on cow’s milk alternatives for toddlers and it’s finally here! We have tried quite a few things for our little Ellie bear and have settled on two different options that have really changed the way that her GI system digests food. She is now able to go to the bathroom regularly and is a happier toddler overall! If you have a little one that is currently suffering from constipation or seems to be cranky since you introduced whole milk, I would look into some of these options. You may just see a vast improvement! 🙂
I breastfed Ellie until she was about 12 months and then I began to gradually supplement with formula. Finding a formula that will agree with your child’s tummy can be stressful and painstaking! Our children aren’t used to getting the nutrients in a different form and sometimes their digestive systems take a hit. When I was asked to work with Kabrita, I was so excited to try their goat milk toddler formula. Goat milk is great for babies and easy to digest! I love to bring along formula when we are taking a trip somewhere so that I don’t need to go searching for milk. Ellie still loves her cup of milk (1-2 times a day) and I wouldn’t want to risk not having it. Kabrita’s goat milk toddler formula is fortified with 22 vitamins and minerals, including folic acid, iron and omega 3s and naturally east to digest as well. Ellie downed her goat milk formula without any questions asked and loved it. I highly suggest you try it if you have a toddler (12-24 months) who is currently suffering from tummy troubles, eczema or congestion associated with cow’s milk*, or if you are simply looking for a healthy and nutrititious non-GMO milk alternative! I also get frequent questions about the current sippy cup that Ellie uses and it’s this one here!
*Goat Milk is not suitable with children with a cow milk protein allergy, but may be a solution for children with cow milk sensitivity
We have also used hemp milk (unsweetened) and although we had some issues with it in the beginning, we ended up finding a sweet spot with it. When we used hemp milk primarily it ended up giving Ellie lots of loose stools (the opposite effect of what she was having trouble with). We ended up only using a few ounces of it a day here and there to help aid her with her digestive system and that seemed to work out really well. The key to it is finding out how it will react in your toddler’s tummy since everyone is different!
The last option we tried was almond milk which unfortunately was a no-go with our little Ellie! There are SO many different kinds and the key to this is making sure that you get a version WITHOUT carrageenan. Whole Foods actually has one that is carrageenan free and I heard wonderful things about if you wanted to try it!
Kabrita also makes Goat Milk Yogurt and Fruit Pouches which Ellie nearly knocked me over for. She seriously loves these and they are so convenient for on the go! These are great for babies 6 months and older and they have no added sugar (huge win)! They are also non-GMO project verified and 70% organic, which puts my mind at ease. There are several combinations (four to be exact) to choose from and Ellie’s favorite is the mango peach!
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Now for a little giveaway! Kabrita and I are teaming up to give one lucky reader a gift bag full of goodies from Kabrita! Here is what is included:
4 x 6 pack of each yogurt flavor (24 pouches)
1 x 28 oz tin of formula
1 x 14 oz tin of whole goat milk powder
1 kabrita tote bag
1 kleen kanteen branded bottle
All you have to do is comment below telling me one tip you would give to a mom of a toddler ages 12-24! 🙂