I recently had a baby and have discovered he, like many, is not reacting well to dairy. It's only been 48 hours since I cut it out of my diet but he is already back to the calmer, happier baby I knew he could be.
I know humans aren't really designed to properly metabolize cow's milk proteins and am not surprised this is a problem, it is for a lot of babies. I think it will be a long while until I can start to re-introduce cow's milk dairy products into my diet (cries). Dairy is a big part of my diet and this completely sucks, but I want to do whatever is necessary to help my boy.
I'd like to try substituting some goat's milk/milk products into my diet. I remember reading that goat's milk is more easily digested by humans and is closer to human milk than cow's milk. The problem is twofold: I don't know where to get these products AND I don't like traditional goat cheese/chevre, I find it too tangy or gamey or something, though I'm generally a big cheese lover.
Does anyone have any Cleveland suggestions (W side/S side or downtown preferred) where I might be able to buy some goat's milk and possibly find some other types of cheese made with goat's milk besides the traditional soft chevre type? I'm normally all about scouting around but with a barely 3-week old baby who is exclusively breastfeeding, I need to have places already identified so I can get in and out of a store fairly quickly. I plan to have mr. rockandroller ask about cheeses at the Mediterranean store in the west side market, where we buy a lot of our cheeses anyway, but am wondering about conventional groceries or some other places to get cheese or milk.