Kristin Cavallari Gives Her Baby Goat's Milk -- Gross!

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Kristin CavallariShe definitely had very valid reasons for quitting breastfeeding, but after hearing that Kristin Cavallari is feeding her baby goat's milk instead of giving him formula, I can't help but be a little bit, ok, a LOT grossed out.

Apparently Kristin's fiance, Jay Cutler, is the one who discovered the "goat's milk concoction" that baby Camden is eating these days -- and he even "makes it up" for the little guy every day.

Goat's milk, huh? When I first heard that, I totally pictured old-fashioned style milk bottles full of the stuff lining the shelves of Kristin and Jay's super high-end fridge. But as it turns out, it's not quite (I said quite) as disgusting as it sounds.

Kristin told Access Hollywood, "We're not milking the goats, you know, we live in Nashville, you never know!" (???)

Ok, they don't have a goat. Turns out they buy the milk in powder form, "And then he (Jay) puts a few different vitamins and things in it."

Ready to hear why Kristin and Jay opted for goat's milk instead of formula? Kristin says she thought it was the "closest thing to breast milk."

Um, ok -- because human breasts and goats' (udders?) are one in the same?

Maybe I'm missing something, but when did goat's milk become the new breast milk? When I think goat's milk, two things come to mind:

1.) A village where people don't have running water or electricity, and there are literally goats roaming the streets.

2.) The girls on Sean Lowe's season of The Bachelor chugging goat's milk in an effort to win more time with him.

Notice how neither of those two scenarios includes a baby.

And I know everyone has their own reasons for doing things, but I can guarantee that if someone had suggested that I feed my son goat's milk when he was a baby, I probably would've laughed in their face and figured they were joking.

How can you be sure that it's sanitary? Doesn't that stuff have to be pasteurized or something? (Gross.)

Someone please enlighten me -- is goat's milk really a good choice for a baby?

Would you give your baby goat's milk?

 

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Laura Desaulniers Lewis

You are beyond ignorant.
Goats milk has the same antibodies as breast milk and back before formula existed goats milk was a replacement if the mother died.
Never mind that it (and goat cheese) is delicious.

Mandy Swanda

Goat's milk is easier to digest, less allergenic, significantly more nutritious than cow's milk, not to mention the absence of the growth hormones that cows are flooded with.  
And, goat's milk can be pasteurized the same as cow's milk.
Come on lady.  if you are going to write an article about feeding a baby, read at least one article, or call one doctor to prepare. 

nonmember avatar Chelsea

WOW. She was honestly asking if it was good for babies or not because she didn't know...you don't have to be so nasty in your correcting response. Honestly, I am so sick of the commenters on this site! They are so unbelievably MEAN. You must all hate your lives honestly...how sad.

nonmember avatar aminah

You sound like a 12 year old with the "ewww, gross" narrow mindedness. Please do your research. There are lots of children with cow milk allergies who were raised on goats milk. It comes canned or fresh in the grocery store. Meyenberg is the brand we have here. It was also widely used before formula was invented because it is much easier for infants to digest than cows milk. Also, who can guarantee formula is sanitary? Factory mishaps can happen just as easily as dairy mishaps.

tbruc... tbrucemom

While I can appreciate the writer questioning the comparison of goat's milk to breast milk, why does she think it's gross?  How would it be more "gross" than milk from a cow?

ethan... ethans_momma06

You're an idiot. It's like... you did NO research at all before spouting this article off. You couldnt do a 30 second google search?


Why is goat milk gross but cow milk YUM! Why is fresh goat milk from their own goat somehow icky whereas if they go to the store to buy it it's more okay?


And yes. Your two examples were extremely telling of your ignorance.

ethan... ethans_momma06

Chelsea-


With the amount of Eeeew! Gross! Disgusting! in this article- I highly doubt she's REALLY looking to learn. Why? Because if she wanted to learn she could have taken the five minutes it took for her to write this- and actually educate herself on it.

TheTr... TheTruthTeller

They used to suggest goats milk for colic.

Tracys2 Tracys2

I had goats' milk. It was fairly common back when I was little, for those with dairy and soy sensitivities who had weaned. You can buy tins of it in the grocery store, and yes, it's processed just like cows' milk.

nonmember avatar Tara

My son loves goat milk. We buy it in a carton at the grocery store, right next to the regular milk, which he also drinks. Do you eat goat cheese? Feta? What's the difference? Goat milk is easier on baby's system than cow milk and is less likely to cause anemia. Google a little before you post something so in-informed.

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