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Kabrita offers goat milk based nutritional products that have been specifically developed to meet your baby’s nutritional requirements in a gentle way. All products can also be found on our products page.
Is goat milk formula a safe protein source for babies?
Yes, there have been several scientific studies* that have proven goat milk is a safe protein source for babies, as long as the formula is enhanced to meet their nutritional requirements (Like with Kabrita). The same principle goes for formulas based on cow’s milk.
Goat milk naturally has a number of unique characteristics (easy to digest, rich in nutrients and mild taste) that make it an excellent source for infant nutrition. Like milk from other mammals, raw goat milk also has shortages of some nutrients that are important for your little ones development, such as folic acid. In Kabrita these shortages have been supplemented to optimal levels to ensure your little one gets exactly the nutrients that he or she needs (the same happens with cow milk nutritional products).
* These scientific studies have been extensively assessed by the European Food Safety Authority and led to an amendment of European guidelines approving goat milk as a protein source for infant nutrition.
Does Kabrita formula contain all the nutrients my baby needs?
Yes, Kabrita formulas are specifically developed to meet the nutritional requirements of your little one. Goat milk is the main ingredient, all other ingredients are added to render a complete, modern-day infant formula.
Why is goat milk naturally easy to digest?
Goat milk is naturally easy to digest due to its typical protein and fat composition.
Goat milk protein forms a softer curd in the stomach, due to the relatively low amount of αs1-casein protein. This softer curd allows the goat milk protein to pass through the stomach and intestines in a gentle way, which may reduce discomfort.
In addition, goat milk contains a relatively high amount of short- and medium-chain fatty acids. These are easily attacked by the digestive enzymes and subsequently easily absorbed. Furthermore the fat globules in raw goat milk are smaller and therefore also easier to break down.