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Making the switch to goat milk formula

Here’s how to make the transition to KABRITA goat milk formula as easy on your little one’s palate as it is on their digestive system.

Weaning 2

By Dr. Annie Salsberg, N.D.

Your child’s five senses are all established while they are in the womb – and while taste preferences may begin there, they continue to evolve throughout their life. Most toddlers transition to KABRITA’s mild, sweet taste with no problem, however, some might benefit from a gradual introduction. The reason is simple: one year olds have a more mature palate than infants.

Repeated exposure may be one key to success

Some children take to new foods readily and eagerly. But for others, introducing new tastes and textures, especially in the toddler years, may be more of a challenge. Some researchers have noted that acceptance of a new flavor in some children, up to five years old, is only seen after exposing them at least five to ten times!

Make a 5-day plan

Transitioning to KABRITA over five days will help ensure that your little one takes to it successfully. You’ll want to combine their current formula or milk with KABRITA – gradually increasing the amount of KABRITA and decreasing the amount of current milk or formula used each day over five days. For 8 ounce bottles, you would simply double the quantities.

If you are currently breastfeeding and supplementing with formula or milk, continue breastfeeding as desired and follow the chart below.

 

Sometimes the introduction of a new food may cause changes in bowel movements, including hard or loose stool. Most often, bowel function will normalize as the body acclimates to the new food. However, there are many reasons a child may experience stool changes. It’s always best to work with your healthcare provider to explore causes and solutions. 

Transitions aren’t always as smooth as we’d like them to be. If you have questions or need a bit more support while introducing KABRITA, chat with us or email us at hello@kabrita.ca. We’d love to support you on this feeding transition!

Read real Happy KABRITA Parent Reviews here.

Dr. Annie Salsberg is a board-certified naturopathic physician and Nutritional Science and Education Manager at KABRITA. 

 

Comments

  1. can I use for my 6 months old? Instead of ainilac formula which she has sensitivities and severe reflux to..? Please help thanks!

    1. Hi April, thank you for your interest in KABRITA!

      There are many reasons a child experiences sensitivities and reflux.

      Consulting with your healthcare provider is always the best way to explore solutions as each child, and each situation is unique.

      KABRITA Toddler Formula meets the nutritional requirements for infant formula in the United States, but has not yet undergone the required clinical trial to be marketed as infant formula. This clinical trial is currently in progress.

      For additional information you are welcome to visit the Toddler Formula Product Page and review our nutritional comparison chart.

      Feel free to email us directly at customercare@kabrita.ca if you have any other questions we can help you with.

      Have a great day!
      KABRITA

    1. Hi Teresa, thank you for your feedback! In order to introduce an infant formula to the market in the United States, the formula has to undergo a required clinical trial. This clinical trial is currently in progress for KABRITA Infant Formula. We do not yet have a confirmed launch date for KABRITA infant formula.
      Please continue to check with us and keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for any updates: http://www.facebook.com/hellokabrita.
      Have a great day!

    1. Hello, thank you for your interest in KABRITA!

      KABRITA Goat Milk Toddler formula is designed for toddlers over 12 months of age. Our Toddler Formula meets the FDA nutritional requirements for infant formula in the United States, but has not undergone the required clinical trial to be marketed as infant formula. The trial for KABRITA infant formula is currently in progress.

      Like most toddler formulas, our Toddler Formula is fortified with higher levels of calcium and phosphorus than standard infant formula.

      All babies are unique and there are many factors that can influence the nutritional choices that are right for them. Pre-term or low birth weight babies in particular may require specialty formula.

      We encourage parents to consult with a healthcare professional before making a feeding change. For more information, please refer to our nutrition comparison chart which you may find on our website in the ‘Why Goat Milk’ tab, under nutrition information section: http://www.kabritausa.com/why-goat-milk/nutrition-information/

      Please let us know if you have any questions, have a great day!

    1. Hi Shaleema, KABRITA Goat Milk Toddler formula is designed for toddlers over 12 months of age. Our Toddler Formula meets the FDA nutritional requirements for infant formula in the United States, but has not undergone the required clinical trial to be marketed as infant formula. The trial for KABRITA infant formula is currently in progress.
      Like most toddler formulas, our Toddler Formula is fortified with higher levels of calcium and phosphorus than standard infant formula.
      All babies are unique and there are many factors that can influence the nutritional choices that are right for them. Pre-term or low birth weight babies in particular may require specialty formula.
      We encourage parents to consult with a healthcare professional before making a feeding change. For more information, please refer to our nutrition comparison chart which you may find on our website in the ‘Why Goat Milk’ tab, under nutrition information section: http://www.kabritausa.com/why-goat-milk/nutrition-information/
      When you are ready to wean, we have a helpful 5 day transition plan you are welcome to review here: http://www.kabritausa.com/making-the-switch-to-goat-milk-formula/
      Please let us know if you have any questions, you can also reach us via email at customercare@kabrita.ca.
      All the best!

  2. I am in the process of weaning my one year old off formula and on to cow’s milk/ goat’s milk. I have successfully substituted Kabrita for her formula but am curious about how to wean her off formula completely. What is your feedings suggestion for the toddler formula per 24 hours? And can I use the goat milk powder as a cow’s milk substitute completely? Thanks.

    1. Hello! thank you for your question. We generally suggest two to four 4oz servings of the toddler formula per day.

      The serving size and quantity depends upon the nutritional requirement of your child, based on age and stage.

      The best is to consult with your health care provider to determine optimal nutritional requirements for your little one.

      Detailed Nutrition Information can be found on our website: http://www.kabritausa.com/why-goat-milk/nutrition-information/

      KABRITA Non-GMO Whole Goat Milk Powder is a naturally easy to digest and convenient alternative to fresh milk for both children and adults! You can find more nutrition information here: http://www.kabritausa.com/product/kabrita-whole-goat-milk-powder-14-oz-400g/.

      If you need any more help, you can always phone us at 1-855-816-3999. Have a great day!

  3. My child is currently 15 months old and I am now wondering how long should he be on the toddler formula before switching completely to goat’s milk? We started him on the toddler formula around 8 months and he has loved it! He goes from breast to Kabrita with ease!

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Candi! I hope you’re doing well! Our toddler formula is suitable for babies from age 12 – 24 months! We have a lot of parents who continue to use the formula after their baby is older than two years to ensure that their little one gets all the vitamins and minerals they need! They usually start to add a little bit of Kabrita in smoothies, cereals, and other recipes! Please let me know if you have any other questions!

  4. My 12 month old was having problems with cows milk a lot of diarrhea ever since I give he Kabrita no more diarrhea and she drinks it all thankyou Kabrita the only thing is the shipping price is to expensive I wish it was I cheaper way to get Kabrita in the store they want double the price for it will keep searching for cheaper ways to buy it thanks…

    1. Hi Helen! We hope you’re doing well! If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, you can try purchasing from http://www.costco.com. You can buy a 900g tin for $36.99 and shipping is already included in that price. You don’t have to be a Costco member and we’ve received positive feedback for their timely shipping!

  5. I saw comments from 2015 and 2016 stating that the clinical trial for infant formula was underway. Is it still in the works or is there an estimated date of completion?

    1. Hi Crystal! Thank you for your question.

      The clinical trial is still underway for our infant formula. We don’t have a confirmed date but hope to offer Infant Formula to parents later this year. If you sign up for our community, we’ll let you know as soon as we start to sell the Infant formula in the USA: https://www.kabritausa.com/account/

      Please let us know if you have any other questions we can help with! Have a great day!

    1. Hi Samantha! Thank you for your question.

      If the formula hasn’t been used, it can be stored for up to 24 hours and reheated by placing it in a bottle warmer or a container of warm water for no more than 15 minutes. Formula that is partially-consumed can be refrigerated for up to one hour and can be reheated once. We do not recommend reheating it more than once.

      Please do not use the microwave to reheat formula and always check the temperature before feeding it to your child.
      If you have any further questions, please let us know!

  6. My baby is 5 months and I plan on transitioning her to this formula, her DR recommended this formula and said that it’s fine for her age, I hope she likes it! She hasn’t liked any other dairy and soy free formula I have tried.

    1. Hi Morgan! Thank you for your comment.

      We hope all goes well with the trial. You mentioned that she previously used dairy and soy free formulas. Does your little one have a confirmed milk protein allergy? If so, please do keep in mind that Goat Milk is also dairy. Kabrita Goat Milk foods are not appropriate for children with a confirmed cow milk protein allergy as goat milk dairy may also provoke an allergic reaction.

      If you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to jennifer@kabrita.ca.

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