Clinically evaluated **

Nutritionally complete *

Capricare® goat milk formula is a nutritionally complete* goat milk formula made from whole goat milk. It is the only goat milk formula that has been clinically evaluated.

 

Milk Formulae

The natural features of goat milk are best captured in a formula by using whole goat milk.

Capricare® goat milk formula:

  • - Is based on the unique proteins of goat milk at a level that has been optimised for babies from 6 to 12 months*.
  • - Contains the nutrients needed for infants*, such as:
    • Lactose
    • Required vitamins and minerals
    • Essential fatty acids from selected vegetable oils (Sunflower and canola)

* Unmodified goat or cow milk is not suitable for babies under 12 months. These milks do not have the right levels of proteins, lactose, fats, vitamins or minerals.

Clinical evaluation

Two separate double-blinded randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of formula manufactured from whole goat milk have been completed. These compared the growth of new-born healthy infants fed goat milk formula to infants fed a formula manufactured from cow milk123. In the latest study, a total of 200 formula fed infants were randomly assigned to receive either goat or cow milk formula for 12 months. A reference group of 101 breast fed infants were included for comparison.

The European Food Safety Authority concluded that a formula based on whole goat milk meets the European guidelines for composition of an infant and follow-on formula. [EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products (2012). Scientific Opinion on the suitability of goat milk protein as a source of protein in infant formulae and in follow-on formulae. EFSA Journal 10: 2603]

Growth Results

There was no difference in the weight of infant fed with goat or cow formula.

Nutrient results

The study checked the nutrient levels of the growing infants such as:

Iron, via the rate of hemoglobin, a protein carrier of oxygen in the blood and an indicator of iron intake. There was no difference between hemoglobin levels in infants fed goat milk formula compared to breast fed infants, confirming a sufficient supply of iron.

Folate, Folate levels in infants fed goat milk formula were within the range of healthy infants, confirming a sufficient supply of iron.

After reviewing these results, the European Food Safety Authority concluded that goat milk is suitable as a source of protein for infant and follow on formula4.

References
  1. Grant, Rotherham, et al. (2005). Randomized, double-blind comparison of growth in infants receiving goat milk formula versus cow milk infant formula. J Paediatr Child Health 41: 564.
  2. Zhou, S.J, Sullivan et. al. (2014) Nutritional adequacy of goat milk infant formulas for term infants: a double blinded randomised controlled trial British Journal of Nutrition 111, 1641
  3. Tannock, Lawley et. al. (2013) Comparison of the Compositions of the Stool Microbiotas of Infants Fed Goat Milk Formula, Cow Milk-Based Formula, or Breast Milk Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79: 3040
  4. EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products (2012). Scientific Opinion on the suitability of goat milk protein as a source of protein in infant formulae and in follow-on formulae. EFSA Journal 10: 2603

Clinically evaluated **

Nutritionally complete *

Capricare® goat milk formula is a nutritionally complete* goat milk formula made from whole goat milk. It is the only goat milk formula that has been clinically evaluated.

The European Food Safety Authority concluded that a formula based on whole goat milk meets the European guidelines for composition of an infant and follow-on formula. [EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products (2012). Scientific Opinion on the suitability of goat milk protein as a source of protein in infant formulae and in follow-on formulae. EFSA Journal 10: 2603]

Milk Formulae

The natural features of goat milk are best captured in a formula by using whole goat milk.

Capricare® goat milk formula:

  • - Is based on the unique proteins of goat milk at a level that has been optimised for babies from 6 to 12 months*.
  • - Contains the nutrients needed for infants*, such as:
    • Lactose
    • Required vitamins and minerals
    • Essential fatty acids from selected vegetable oils (Sunflower and canola)

* Unmodified goat or cow milk is not suitable for babies under 12 months. These milks do not have the right levels of proteins, lactose, fats, vitamins or minerals.

Clinical evaluation

Two separate double-blinded randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of formula manufactured from whole goat milk have been completed. These compared the growth of new-born healthy infants fed goat milk formula to infants fed a formula manufactured from cow milk123. In the latest study, a total of 200 formula fed infants were randomly assigned to receive either goat or cow milk formula for 12 months. A reference group of 101 breast fed infants were included for comparison.

Growth Results

There was no difference in the weight of infant fed with goat or cow formula.

Nutrient results

The study checked the nutrient levels of the growing infants such as:

Iron, via the rate of hemoglobin, a protein carrier of oxygen in the blood and an indicator of iron intake. There was no difference between hemoglobin levels in infants fed goat milk formula compared to breast fed infants, confirming a sufficient supply of iron.

Folate, Folate levels in infants fed goat milk formula were within the range of healthy infants, confirming a sufficient supply of iron.

After reviewing these results, the European Food Safety Authority concluded that goat milk is suitable as a source of protein for infant and follow on formula4.

References
  1. Grant, Rotherham, et al. (2005). Randomized, double-blind comparison of growth in infants receiving goat milk formula versus cow milk infant formula. J Paediatr Child Health 41: 564.
  2. Zhou, S.J, Sullivan et. al. (2014) Nutritional adequacy of goat milk infant formulas for term infants: a double blinded randomised controlled trial British Journal of Nutrition 111, 1641
  3. Tannock, Lawley et. al. (2013) Comparison of the Compositions of the Stool Microbiotas of Infants Fed Goat Milk Formula, Cow Milk-Based Formula, or Breast Milk Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79: 3040
  4. EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products (2012). Scientific Opinion on the suitability of goat milk protein as a source of protein in infant formulae and in follow-on formulae. EFSA Journal 10: 2603