Let’s face it: Food sensitivities and allergies can be pretty confusing. That’s why Kabrita and Moms Meet knew that a Twitter Party aimed at helping moms better understand them was so incredibly important. Joined by Dr. Annie Salsberg, a board-certified naturopathic doctor and nutritional sciences and education manager at KABRITA, we took to Twitter to share the facts.
1. Lactose Intolerance vs. Cow’s Milk Sensitivity
Many moms were surprised to find out how rare lactose intolerance is in children and that milk sensitivity is much more common. When our moms learned that lactose is actually the primary ingredient in breast milk, they were stunned!
@Ashendricks80 I really didn’t know there was a difference. Glad I’m at this party so I can learn.
2. Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy vs. Cow’s Milk Sensitivity
After our moms learned that cow’s milk sensitivity was much more common in children than lactose intolerance, it was time to compare it to cow’s milk protein allergies. Again, it was proven that sensitivity was more common than an allergy by an overwhelming percentage. Sensitivity symptoms were significantly less severe and included gas and eczema. Real Mom Stories (and Real Dad Stories!), an ongoing Kabrita series that shares the families’ experiences with KABRITA Goat Milk Formula, explained the real-life story of Jessica Wood. Jessica’s son was plagued by severe eczema, but she was relieved when it was almost completely cleared only four days after switching to Kabrita! Moms were encouraged to consider using this Diet Diary. Tracking food intake throughout the week and noting symptoms can help identify and eliminate potential food triggers.
@KirstinnMaizon Power of food, love it!
3. Conditions and Solutions
Now that our moms better understood differences between lactose intolerance, cow’s milk sensitivity, and cow’s milk protein allergy, we explored solutions for each.
@yoda1librarian If you have problems with cow milk that you can try goat milk.
4. Soy, Rice, Almond, and Goat Milk Alternatives
What shocked our moms the most? Learning that vegetable or grain protein milks are not suitable for children under 2 years of age. It was shared , however, that if a child suffers from the common cow’s milk sensitivity, he will likely tolerate goat milk products very well. Goat milk protein is digested more efficiently because it produces a smaller, softer curd that passes quickly through the digestive system.
@MrsTsue we can’t do almond milk because of nut allergies.
5. Kabrita Goat Milk Products
KABRITA’s goat milk products have been proven to potentially ease symptoms associated with cow’s milk sensitivity such as tummy trouble, gas, rashes, colic, and eczema. KABRITA’s easy-to-digest non-GMO Goat Milk Formula is made with 22 vitamins and minerals, including iron. Their yogurt has no added sugar, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives and is a source of protein. Kabrita’s goat milk products can even be used to make easy-to-digest recipes such as macaroni and cheese and these delicious lemon cupcakes. More recipes can be found here!
@Nitefallenstar Sounds like @HelloKabrita would really work for my baby!