Whether you’re moving on from breast-feeding altogether or simply interested in supplementing it, you may have wondered what your options are when it comes to different follow on formulas. Cows milk seems to be the most common route but have you ever considered goat milk as a healthy, nutritious alternative for your little one? We talked to Claire Magee, MD of Nannycare, to find out more about their goat milk-based Follow on formula for babies.
What is the ethos of the Nannycare brand?
Our philosophy is to choose pure, whole goat milk which we believe is an excellent protein base in Follow on formula, retaining as much as possible the natural goodness and qualities in our goat milk, supplementing only as needed to meet regulatory requirements. Nannycare is simply made, minimising unnecessary ingredients which may put a burden on the infant’s metabolism. Our successful track record, combined with care and passion for our products, stretches back over 27 years in the UK.
Is goat milk-based Follow on formula safe and approved?
Following an extensive clinical trial with the Nannycare formulation and submissions to the European Food Safety Authority, we are proud to say that, since March 2014, goat milk formula is recognised under EU and UK legislation as a nutritionally equivalent alternative to cow’s milk-based formula**. This means that Nannycare Follow on can be used in the same way as its cow’s milk equivalent, is just as safe and suitable for your baby and has a mild and creamy taste that babies love.
What’s the difference between cow’s milk and goat milk-based Follow on formulas?
Nutritionally both formulas are equal, and parents can choose between either milk if they wish to move on from, or complement, breastfeeding. In cases of a baby not settling on cow’s milk formula with minor feeding issues such as colic or reflux, it may be worth trying a goat milk-based Follow on as an alternative, although you should always consult with your healthcare professional before switching. It is also important to note that a goat milk-based formula should not be given to infants with cow’s milk protein allergy unless directed by a healthcare professional.
Where can I buy Nannycare Follow on formula?
Nannycare is now available in many branches of Boots and major supermarkets. We have a freephone Careline to help with any questions or to find a stockist in your area.
Careline UK: 0800 328 5826 ROI: 1800 937 375 E: [email protected] www.nannycare.co.uk
Important notice: Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits for you and your baby. It is important that you eat a healthy, balanced diet in preparation for and during breastfeeding. Combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breastmilk. If for any reason you choose not to breastfeed, remember that such a decision can be difficult to reverse. Using infant formula also has social and financial implications which must be considered. Infant formula should always be prepared, used and stored as instructed on the label, in order to avoid risks to a baby’s health.
**Directive 2006/141 (EC) and equivalent UK legislation