Goat milk was a godsend for my tiny daughter, Holli. She was born eight weeks premature and this little one rocked my world. I became a woman on a mission to help her be well. Nursing this tiny infant was a challenge. She was born so early that she didn’t have the strength to nurse for very long. But nurse her I did, until suddenly at 10 months old she decided she was done. I was panicking because she was still so tiny and she needed to get the best nutrients to keep her healthy. I wasn’t producing enough milk without her nursing, but I believe there was a divine plan at work and I didn’t quite know it yet. Her very entrance into the world was a huge shock to me. I couldn’t believe I was pregnant at the age of 40! Then my pregnancy turned into a 9-month nightmare that ended with this sweet 4-pound baby who turned my world upside down. I was trying with all my heart to keep her healthy and looking for things she could consume, and it was then that I found goat milk and kefir. I placed a spoonful of kefir in every bottle of goat milk I fed her, and it changed Holli so fast it made me sit up and take notice. Goat milk and kefir agreed with Holli and for the first time in her short life she began to grow and thrive like never before. I remember taking her for her well baby visit and her doctor smiling and saying, “I worry about these little preemies, but just look at her growing now!” All the problems with sleeping through the night vanished and picking up colds every other month stopped, and oh my! The color in her cheeks was a glow of health and I was so grateful. She was doing so well and I had found the answer.
It was her transformation that made me start drinking kefir for myself and then my health problems started vanishing one by one. How I wished I had known about kefir before I had Holli. I wasn’t as healthy as I could have been and desperately needed kefir in my life, which would have been given to Holli through nursing (nursing is the best for babies). I believe it would have made such a difference, but I had much to learn and this is how it played out for me. All the struggles in my life turn into blessings, so I have learned to be thankful for every each and every one of them. Now, fifteen years later I have found a new source of fresh goat milk just miles from my house and I love to turn it into kefir. I have also made kefir from store bought goat milk versions with great success. I want to tell you all the benefits that goat milk provides, so you can make and enjoy some Goat Milk Kefir! The benefits are many!