It was not a U.S. baby formula shortage that led a Greenville mother to work to develop a plant-based milk for babies and toddlers. For April Kelly, the crisis was much closer to home.

Three years ago, she was battling postpartum depression and struggling to breast-feed her newborn. Formula seemed like the only solution for Kelly and her husband, Caleb, but it ended up causing more problems for their baby girl, including intestinal gas and skin reactions.

“I was desperate to have a silent, satisfied baby and a few nights of sleep,” Kelly recalled. “That really led us to saying, ‘You know, what the heck is in infant formula? Why is she having this problem?’

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