Questions & Answers
Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions. Here you will find the answer to questions that have been asked in the past.
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Breast milk is the best choice for your baby. However, if you are unable to (sufficiently) breastfeed your child or if you are looking for a formula because you plan to stop breastfeeding or combine it with a formula feeding, you can consider Kabrita goat milk formula.
Kabrita offers an exceptional quality of goat milk infant formula, thanks to our Dutch goat milk farming experience and decades of infant formula expertise. Goat milk has a number of natural characteristics which makes it a gentle base for infant formula. At Kabrita we combine this natural gentleness of goat milk with an advanced composition.
Kabrita contains several valuable ingredients such as goat whey protein concentrate, a rich fatty acid composition including DHA omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fibers. Kabrita is a safe and complete formula, in line with infant formula regulations, and thus containing all required added vitamins and minerals that your baby needs.
At Kabrita we perform the entire production process ‘in-house’. This means that we manage the process from the goat milk collection to the filling of the tins all within our own company. At the basis of Kabrita we have about 50 Dutch family-owned goat farmers who deliver their milk exclusively to Kabrita. These farms are operated in strict adherence with the KwaliGeit (Qualigoat) protocol, a Dutch quality assurance program for goat farming, which governs the hygiene on the farms and the care and welfare of our animals.
The goat milk used for Kabrita comes from the Dutch white Saanen goat, which is well known for its high quality goat milk.
After we collect the milk from our goat farmers, we transport it to our own factories in the provinces of Overijssel and Friesland. Here we combine over 75 years of infant formula expertise with the latest state of the art production technology. All our factories are frequently audited by internationally approved third parties.
If breast milk, for whatever reason, is no longer an option, it is important to know that Kabrita is a safe and complete alternative for healthy babies.
Like all mammalian milks, raw goat milk has too high protein content and a shortage of some nutrients that are important for your baby’s development. In Kabrita, like in all other infant formulas, these nutrient levels have been adapted and supplemented to optimal levels to ensure that your baby gets the nutrients that he or she needs. Kabrita complies with local laws and regulations. This means that the composition of Kabrita serves to meet the particular nutritional needs and supports the normal growth and development of a healthy baby.
No, mainly due to the freshness of the goat milk we use for our infant formula and our fast production process, Kabrita infant formula has a fresh and mild taste, just like other infant formula. Naturally, it is possible that your baby will need some time to get used to a new formula. Please contact your GP or health visitor when experiencing hiccups when introducing a (new) formula to your baby.
No. Although the composition of goat milk protein differs from cow’s milk protein, goat milk infant formula is not a suitable alternative in case of a medically confirmed cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA). In case of a cow’s milk protein allergy, it is very likely that there will be also an allergic reaction to goat milk. This is called a cross reaction. Luckily only 2% to 3% of all babies has a medically confirmed cow’s milk allergy.
The majority of infants can have symptoms that might look like a CMPA, but are mostly related to cow’s milk sensitivity or hiccups that naturally occur in almost every baby’s life. At Kabrita we strive to use the gentleness of goat milk to let your baby grow with ease.
No, Kabrita is not a suitable option in case of a lactose intolerance. Lactose is a milk sugar that naturally occurs in all milks. It provides the required fuel and energy to all cells of the body of your baby. Lactose is also the primary carbohydrate source in breast milk. This is why infant formula regulations demand the addition of lactose to formulas like Kabrita.
Luckily, lactose intolerances are uncommon before the age of 2 to 3 years. Most babies are perfectly able to break down the lactose that occurs in breast milk and infant formula. The presence of lactose intolerance is shown by symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas and bloating. These are all symptoms that could naturally occur or that could also relate to another diagnose. If you have any doubts about the cause of eventual complaints that your baby has, then please contact your GP in order to get a good diagnosis.
All Kabrita formulas contain lactose and are therefore not suitable for children with a diagnosed lactose intolerance. If you have any doubts about the cause of eventual complaints that your baby has, then please contact your GP in order to get a good diagnosis.
There are several reasons why Kabrita is more expensive than other types of formula. The main reason is the cost price of the ingredients we use. The price of a litre of goat milk is more than twice the price of a litre of cow’s milk. In addition, certain other ingredients are more expensive as well. Sometimes because we have made a specific choice to use the highest quality (and therefore more expensive) ingredients, which is for instance the case for our fat blend. In other cases we did simply not have a choice in order to avoid the presence of cow’s milk protein.
Another reason why goat milk formula is relatively expensive is because of the small scale goat milk production compared to the larger cow’s milk industry. This inevitably and unfortunately results in a higher price.
At Kabrita we do not offer test samples, because we believe that the effect and success of a new type of formula cannot be determined after just one or two feeds. Infants often need a little time to adjust to a new type of infant formula, because they are not used to the taste or bottle feeding.
The milk that is used for Kabrita does not contain GMOs. Almost no GMO foods can be found in Europe thanks to strict GMO food- and feed and labelling regulations. Additionally, no European infant formula producer makes use of genetically modified ingredients. Because all infant formulas only contain non-GMO ingredients, no further claims can be made for EU infant formulas on this topic.
Next to the high European standards, the KwaliGeit (‘Qualigoat’) program and additional strict standards set by our company, make that we are able to offer the best quality goat milk infant formula. We only use the highest quality ingredients of which we know the origin and the way they are being produced.
We often receive the question if we also sell Kabrita products that add to the range of our current infant formulas. In Cambodia we choose to have a full focus on continuously developing our formula range and therefore not to develop additional products on the short term. Of course the launch of a new or additional Kabrita product will be communicated clearly.
Kabrita is now available in over 33 countries worldwide, including our home country the Netherlands, USA, Brazil, Russia, China, UAE, South Africa, etc. Please see Kabrita in the world (link) for all available countries.
We often receive questions about the differences between Kabrita and other infant formula brands. Although all infant formula brands are slightly different, you find the most important comparison below:
*Kabrita solely adds goat whey protein
Kabrita goat milk infant formulas support the nutritional needs of different phases of development and growth of an infant. The main differences between the two formulas is formed by the amount of protein, fat and carbohydrates. Also the fact that a baby will be introduced to solid foods at a certain age, results in a different nutrient composition of the two Kabrita infant formulas.
Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for infants. The nutritional composition of breast milk suits the requirements of essential nutrients in a gentle, natural way. However, if you choose to use Kabrita, the following guidelines apply for the introduction of a new stage to your baby. Note that every baby is unique. Please contact your GP or health visitor if you have any questions regarding the introduction of Kabrita 0-12 months and Kabrita 12-36 months.
Kabrita infant formula: suitable for babies from 0-12 months
Kabrita growing-up formula: suitable for babies from 12-36 months
- Kabrita 0-12 months infant formula is suitable for baby’s from 0-12 months and contains the lowest amount of total protein.
- The level of protein is slightly increased in Kabrita growing-up formula.
- The total level of fatty acids is the highest in Kabrita infant formula and decreases in Kabrita growing-up formula.
- The amount of carbohydrates is approximately similar for both Kabrita formulas.
Next to the above mentioned macro-nutrients, also the availability of micro-nutrients is required by law. These vary slightly per formula depending on age and specific needs.
Kabrita infant formula and growing-up formula all contain added valuable ingredients such as goat whey protein concentrate, a rich fatty acid composition including DHA omega 3 fatty acids and dietary fibres.