For families looking for an alternative to cow milk formula, goat milk formula may be an ideal choice. But is “less” truly “more” when it comes to goat milk formula ingredients? Read on to learn more about important differences in goat milk formula.
When it comes to infant nutrition, breast milk is the gold standard.
The aim of baby formula is to simulate breast milk, a complex fluid with a super long list of ‘ingredients’. This may seem like a reasonable concept, but long formula ingredients lists (with unfamiliar or funny sounding names!) can make any parent feel unsure. I wouldn’t eat that, so how can I give that to my precious baby?!?!?
We get it!
So, let’s take a closer look at some critical features of breast milk and see how that translates into important goat milk formula ingredients.
Let’s start with carbohydrates
Since breast milk contains more than one and a half times the amount of lactose as goat milk, it’s important that goat milk formula adds carbohydrate to meet babies’ needs. Additional lactose is the first choice, but some companies may use another option, such as maltodextrin.
KABRITA’s goat milk powder and goat whey protein naturally contain lactose, but we add extra lactose (only!) to simulate the composition of breast milk.
What you need to know about protein
Since breast milk contains more whey than casein – and goat milk contains much more casein than whey – it’s important that goat milk formula adds goat whey protein.
KABRITA Goat Milk Formula is the only goat milk formula to add goat whey protein to simulate the ratio of whey to casein of breast milk.
Don’t forget about the fat
Since 20-25% of the fat in breast milk is palmitic acid, most of which exists in a specific structure, it’s important that the fat in goat milk formula simulate this structure. (Click here to review everything you may have ever wanted to know about the structure of palmitic acid in breast milk).
KABRITA Goat Milk Formula is the only goat milk formula to use a fat blend with beta palmitate, designed to simulate the fat found in breast milk.
Choosing the best goat milk formula
All goat milk formula may start with naturally easy to digest goat milk protein – but that’s where the similarity ends.
Here are three important questions to consider when it comes to choosing the best goat milk formula for your little one,:
- Does my goat milk formula use lactose only to simulate the primary carbohydrate in breast milk?
- Does my goat milk formula have added whey protein to simulate the whey to casein ratio of breast milk?
- Does my goat milk formula use a fat blend that simulates the fat found in breast milk?
KABRITA USA empowers families with a new choice in formula feeding, one that marries the ideal of all-natural with the rigor and safety of science.
KABRITA Goat Milk Toddler Formula’s easy to digest protein, added whey, lactose, and fat blend simulate the key macronutrients found in breast milk, more than any other formula*.