Here’s Why It’s the Ideal Solution for Babies (and Parents)
Naturally Nutritious, Well-tolerated Goat Milk
Breast milk is the best milk for babies’ proper nutrition,1 but when parents need other feeding options or want to supplement breastfeeding with formula, goat milk formula is ideal.2,3
Like human breast milk, goat milk formula’s main source of calories comes from the carbohydrate lactose.3 Lactose is what gives babies energy, making up 40-45% of the calories in human milk.3 When lactose breaks down, it forms oligosaccharides which serve as a prebiotic and help develop babies’ immune systems, gut microbiomes and brain cognition.3-6
“I love having a formula that’s easier to digest than all the other cow milk formulas, with clean, high-quality ingredients from a company I trust.”
~ Christie from Texas
Mom, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner & Owner of Natural Choice Pediatrics
Closer to Human Breast Milk, Easier to Digest Than Cow Milk
While goat milk-based formula is fairly new to the US, European healthcare professionals have seen babies thrive on it for more than a century.3 Both goat milk and human breast milk are composed of easily digestible A2 proteins, unlike cow milk formula’s harder to digest A1 proteins (which some babies just can’t tolerate).3 Goat milk naturally contains 6-10 times more oligosaccharides than cow milk, too—an extra bonus for babies’ development.3
Discover why healthcare professionals and parents love the benefits of goat milk formula.
When Babies Feel Comfortable, Parents Feel Better, Too
When breastfeeding alone isn’t an option, parents can rest easy when you recommend a gentle, easy-to-digest goat milk formula designed with an infant’s nutrition in mind.2,3 The digestive benefits help improve an infant’s comfort over cow milk formula, making for less gas, constipation and fussiness3—so everyone can get a good night’s sleep.
Compare the Science: 6 Key Differences Between Goat Milk Formula and Cow Milk Formula
Gentler A2 proteins3
It’s no surprise infants find human milk the easiest to digest, due in part to the A2 beta‑casein proteins and looser curds formed in the stomach.3 Like breast milk, goat milk formula’s combination of A2 beta-casein and softer, smaller curds make it easier to digest than cow milk’s A1 beta‑casein proteins.3
Smaller, softer curds3
Cow milk produces firmer, denser curds to digest, which can cause fussiness, gas or constipation.3 Parents often mistake these signs for a lactose intolerance—which is rare in infants under 5 years of age.7 Compared to cow milk, breast milk and goat milk contain little alpha S1 casein, which contributes to the softer, smaller curd.3 Rather than eliminate natural lactose, consider the casein causing all the fuss. Compare for yourself.
Protein is a critical macronutrient required for babies’ proper growth.3 Both cow milk and goat milk proteins are made up of a balance of whey and casein.3 Goat milk whey is easier to digest than cow milk whey due to its structural β‑lactoglobulin differences.3 Studies show goat milk’s β‑lactoglobulin degrades even faster than cow milk’s β‑lactoglobulin, making it easier to digest.3
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are the third largest component of human milk, and they contribute to the development of the digestive system, the immune system and the gut microbiota and help improve brain development and cognition.3-6 Similarly, goat milk formula contains a high level of oligosaccharides—in fact, it’s 6 times higher than in cow milk formula.3,8
Higher level of nucleotides3
Another benefit of goat milk formula is the higher level of nucleotides naturally occurring at 4‑5 times the amount found in cow milk formula.3 Nucleotides are the building blocks of DNA that help regulate both metabolism and sleep.3
Reduces GI discomfort3
Goat milk formula is proven to decrease gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort faster in infants with mild GI issues as compared to cow milk formula.3 That’s because goat milk’s A2 proteins are less likely to cause hard stools, bloating or abdominal pain often associated with cow milk’s A1 proteins.3 Easier digestion improves an infant’s comfort.
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Kabrita Goat Milk Infant Formula, a Formula You’ll Feel Good Recommending
With so much goodness, you may wonder why you haven’t heard much about goat milk infant formula in the United States. Kabrita Goat Milk Infant Formula is the first long-term FDA-authorized infant goat milk formula that has met all US and European requirements for babies’ nutritional needs. In a double-blind, randomized, controlled study comparing Kabrita to cow milk formula, it was proven to provide adequate growth, good tolerability and safety for infants.2
HIGHEST QUALITY STANDARDS
Kabrita is made from natural goat milk from the Netherlands, the dairy center of the world, and produced to the highest quality standards by industry leader Ausnutria. There are no GMO ingredients, glyphosate, corn syrup or maltodextrin—ever.
To meet the gold standard of human breast milk, Kabrita adapts its natural protein ratio of whey:casein to match breast milk’s 60:40 ratio.3 Proteins are an important part of an infant’s nutrition.3
IMPROVES QUALITY OF SLEEP
Unlike other formulas, Kabrita contains unique β‑palmitate (OPO), a natural component of human breast milk.3 It helps promote regular stool consistency and reduce crying episodes so babies feel more comfortable and get an improved quality of sleep.3
Kabrita Goat Milk Infant Formula helps support visual and brain development, too.3 It’s complete with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA), two types of omega fatty acids necessary for developing tiny brains and vision.3 It’s important to get babies’ nutrition right from the very start.
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