Our trip to Hay Dairies Goat Farm

We’ve been drinking fresh goat’s milk from Hay Dairies since Vera was about 2 plus as she has an intolerance toward cow’s milk. Soy milk doesn’t go down that well either.

When we started supplementing breastmilk with formula milk for her, she tried lots of different milk brands but to no avail. Finally, we settled on Karihome goat’s milk formula, and it was all good. That was how we started becoming goat’s milk fans.

Now, as I’m still breastfeeding JJ and he ALSO has the same intolerance, both Vera and I rely on goat’s milk for our calcium intake. The farm delivers island-wide every Tuesday morning at 6am, and two 800ml bottles (costing $8 each) last us till about Sunday.

Because goat’s milk is so much a part of our lives, we decided to make a trip down to visit the goats! We had fun and even made some new discoveries about these caprines. Trot over to An Accidental Home-schooling Mum to find out more!

Poo attack

I was attacked by a blast of poo from baby J’s bottom in the wee (poo?) hours of the morn.

As you can imagine, it was a terrible mess. The yellow liquidy stuff landed everywhere – his cot mattress, his PJs, the floor of my bedroom, my hands…(Should I count myself blessed that I didn’t try to change him on our lovely bed?)

It came when I was attempting to change his diapers, which were full from the night already. The minute I removed it, BOOM. So well-timed was the devious little one that I didn’t even have time to move my hands away from its trajectory. I secretly wished I had a cork somewhere within reach.

After that ‘release’, he flashed me a sweet smile. (Pity I didn’t have time to smile back. I was busy running around trying to clean up the poo.)

And the reason for such explosive poo? Dairy. I decided to be adventurous and try out some soy milk from the fridge yesterday, despite knowing that baby J’s intestines react whenever I drink cow’s milk. It was just half a cup, but it still did the damage.

Hmm, it looks like baby J has the same intolerance of dairy products as Vera…which means if I want to continue breastfeeding, I will have to go dairy-less. My only option is goat’s milk (which is an acquired taste). Vera is on goat’s milk formula, and things are fine and dandy for now.

Despite the occasional poo attacks, and restricted diet, I still think breastfeeding is the best thing to happen to mummies since scrambled eggs. So I won’t be letting this get me down.

Does your breastfed baby have an allergy / intolerance as well? If so, how are you coping with it?

If you’re looking to breastfeed your newborn, you can read some breastfeeding tips that I shared some weeks back. 😀 Happy breastfeeding…just beware of the poo.

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