How to choose the best formula when breastfeeding is not possible for some reason? There is a large variety of infant formulas on the market today, and goat’s milk formula is considered to be one of the best. These formulas contain little alpha-casein, so they are gentler. They are also closer in composition to breast milk and are easier for your baby’s body to digest.
1. Few facts about the Holle brand
If we talk about the best baby formula based on goat’s milk, you will certainly hear about the Swiss brand of baby food Holle.
Holle comes from Switzerland. The first baby food under this brand was produced in 1933, making Holle one of the first producers of organic baby food in Europe. Until 1960, Holle was available only in Switzerland. Still, every year it becomes more and more popular among parents worldwide. In the year 2000 the Holle formula was available in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
2. Holle goat’s milk is a completely organic formula
Holle goat’s milk formula is an organic product for infants. Farmers do not use pesticides or chemical fertilizers to grow the raw materials for Holle food. All fruits, vegetables, and grains are only biodynamically or organically grown. Every product that is made under the Holle brand is continually tested to meet very strict safety and nutritional requirements. Holle goat’s milk formula is free from artificial flavors, dyes, preservatives, and sucrose (table sugar). Each of Holle’s baby food products, in accordance with EU regulations, contains no genetically modified ingredients.
3. Holle goat’s milk ingredients
Holle has been making baby food for more than 85 years, and the brand now has more than 80 products in a variety of categories. One of the most popular of them is goat’s milk formula. This formula contains little alpha-casein, so they are gentler. It is also closer in composition to breast milk and is easier for your baby’s body to digest. This, in turn, means an easier transition from breastfeeding to formula or mixed feeding.
All ingredients in goat’s milk formula, such as whole goat’s milk, lactose, and vegetable oils are organic.
Notably, this formula is completely palm oil-free. It is also one of the few baby formulas suitable for vegetarians, even with the recent addition of DHA.
4. Formula taste
There is a stereotype that goat’s milk has a characteristic goat smell and flavor. Goat’s milk from the Swiss farms tastes sweet, has an exquisitely mild, creamy flavor and aroma that has become a hallmark of Holle goat’s milk formula. Some babies are much more willing to eat such formula than regular ones. So it makes sense to offer a baby who refuses cow’s milk-based nutrition a goat’s milk formula to try.
5. Holle goat’s milk formula comes in three stages
This organic infant formula stages depend on the baby’s age and individual needs:
Stage 1 from birth to 6 months
Stage 2 from 6 to 10 months
*Holle goat stage 2 is also recommended to mix with a combination of Holle porridges.
Stage 3 from 10 months onwards