Weaning is a major milestone in your baby’s development whether you are breast or bottle-feeding. Read on to learn about why goat milk formula should be part of your weaning plan.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that whole cow milk may be introduced at one year, but this may not be right for all children. Here are 5 reasons to wean with goat milk formula:
A Gentle Milk Alternative
Goat milk protein (which is the base of Kabrita's formula) is naturally easy to digest because it forms a smaller and softer curd in the gut compared to cow milk protein. And, goat milk protein has also been shown to be broken down faster! For children with minor issues associated with cow milk, Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula may be an ideal option to consider.
Supports Toddlers’ Micronutrient Needs
Families may consider whole goat or plant-based milk (such as rice, nut, coconut, or soy) as their cow milk alternative. While these are all delicious options for older children and adults, many lack important nutrients, such as B vitamins, folate, iron, and zinc – all required for little ones’ growth and development. Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula is enriched with 22 vitamins and minerals. Check out our detailed nutrition comparison chart for more information.
Source of Protein
Toddlers require on average, 13g of protein daily. Many families who avoid cow milk dairy may rely on rice, almond, or other nut milk. These plant-based milks, however, contain very little protein, with only 1 g or less per cup. Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula delivers 4 g of protein per two half-cup servings, providing important protein these children may be missing.
High-quality European Goat Milk, with No GMO Ingredients
Choosing non-GMO foods is increasingly important for many families. For those families, Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula may be a great choice. Kabrita uses high-quality Dutch goat milk and is produced in the Netherlands where strict guidelines regulate the use of genetically modified foods, as well as pesticides and antibiotics. Check out our blog to learn more about non-GMO labeling.
Improved Calcium and Fat Absorption, Softer Stools
In addition to containing DHA, an essential omega-3 fatty acid that is critical for vision and nervous system development, Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula contains a premium fat blend with beta palmitate. Fat blends with beta palmitate, such as Kabrita's fat blend, have been associated with increased fatty acid and calcium absorption, softer stools, and the promotion of healthy gut microflora.
There is no one ideal transition food from breast milk or infant formula. Cow milk is the most common choice but may not be right for your little one. Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula is a gentle and nutritious cow milk alternative. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any feeding changes and foods that will best meet your toddler’s daily nutrition needs.
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*.
*Not suitable for children with confirmed cow milk protein allergy