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Goat Milk Formula: Choosing The Best For Your Baby

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.

Baby formula aims to simulate breast milk, a complex fluid with a super long list of ‘ingredients.’ It’s a reasonable concept, but a long list of formula ingredients (with unfamiliar or funny sounding names) can make any parent feel unsure.

So, let’s take a closer look at some critical features of breast milk. We will discuss how these features translate into essential goat milk formula ingredients.

Carbohydrates In Goat Milk Formula

Lactose is a carbohydrate – the primary carbohydrate in breast milk. (Click here to dig deeper into lactose or here to review myths about lactose intolerance). 

Breast milk contains more than one and a half times the amount of lactose as goat milk. So, it’s essential 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.

Protein In Goat Milk Formula

Breast and goat milk have two main groups of proteins: whey and casein. (Click here to dig deeper into whey protein and how it’s easier to digest than casein protein).

Since breast milk contains more whey than casein – and goat milk contains much more casein than whey – it’s crucial that formula adds goat whey protein.

Kabrita is the only goat milk formula to add goat whey protein to simulate the ratio of whey to casein of breast milk.

Essential Fats In Goat Milk Formula

Breast milk delivers approximately 40-50% of its energy as fat, made up of a range of fatty acids. (Click here to dig deeper into the fat in breast milk and formula).

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 is the only goat milk formula that uses a fat blend with beta palmitate. This blend is 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 crucial questions to consider when choosing the best goat milk formula for your little one:

  1. Does my formula use only lactose to simulate the primary carbohydrate in breast milk?
  2. Does it has added whey protein to simulate the whey to casein ratio of breast milk?
  3. Does my formula use a fat blend that simulates the fat found in breast milk?

KABRITA USA empowers families with a new choice in formula feeding. It’s a choice that marries the idea 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 critical macronutrients found in breast milk, more than any other formula*.


Kabrita non-GMO Goat Milk Formula is designed to maintain the natural comfort of little ones during feeding transitions, such as weaning, supplementing or changing formulas due to skin or tummy troubles*.

Are you curious to see if Kabrita Goat Milk Formula may be right for your family? Check out our free trial kit today!

*Not suitable for cow milk protein allergy

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