Goat Milk vs. Goat Milk Formula
Goat milk should not be confused with goat milk formula. While goat milk can deliver excellent nutrition for older children and adults, goat milk formula is designed to meet the specific nutritional needs of little ones. Read on to learn more about the differences between goat milk and Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula.
Goat Milk Protein is Easy to Digest
When it comes to ease of milk digestion, both the quality of protein curd formed in the tummy and the speed at which it’s broken down are important. Goat milk proteins form a smaller, softer and looser curd in the tummy compared to cow milk proteins, and are degraded faster. Goat whey, in particular, is broken down more quickly than cow whey.
Both goat milk and Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula contain easy-to-digest goat milk proteins.
The Ratio of Whey to Casein Proteins
In breast, cow and goat’s milk, there are two main groups of milk proteins: whey and casein. While breast milk contains 60% whey and 40% casein proteins, cow and goat’s milk naturally contain more casein than whey. They both contain 20% whey and 80% casein proteins. To better mimic the nutritional composition of breast milk, formulas may add whey.
Unlike goat milk, Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula has added goat whey; this adapts the whey to casein ratio and brings it closer to that found in breast milk.
Modelling Important Fats
Fat is a critical macronutrient for babies. The fats in goat milk are different from those in Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula. While goat’s milk fat is easy to digest and rich in beneficial short- and medium-chain fatty acids, it does not offer the same composition or structure of fatty acids found in breast milk.
Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula contains a premium fat blend with beta palmitate, modelled after the fats found in breast milk. Fats blends with beta palmitate have been positively associated with increased nutrient absorption (such as calcium and fat), higher bone mass, and improved stool consistency.
Fortification Fills the Gaps!
Children under the age of two require high nutrient foods. Goat milk alone lacks significant amounts of micronutrients important for toddler growth and development, such as folate, B12, iron, and vitamins D, B12, and C. Goat milk is also low in omega-3 fatty acids (DHA).
Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula is fortified with 22 vitamins and minerals, including folic acid, B12, and iron, as well as DHA and ARA, essential fatty acids that support vision and brain development.
The Best Choice for Each Age & Stage
Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula is a cow milk alternative*, designed for toddlers 12-24 months. It’s gentle on tiny tummies, naturally easy to digest, and fortified with important nutrients that may be challenging for little ones to achieve through diet alone.
For a more in-depth look at our nutrition details, please review our Nutrition Information document.
Originally published on: 11/20/2020
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Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula may be an option for little ones during feeding transitions, such as weaning and supplementing, or those with minor issues associated with cow milk sensitivity*.
We encourage parents to consult their little one’s healthcare provider before making a feeding change.
*Not suitable for children with confirmed cow milk protein allergy