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Nutrition

  • Is goat milk-based formula nutritionally equivalent to cow’s milk formula?

    Nannycare goat milk infant formula is just as safe and suitable for your baby as cow’s milk formula and can be used in the same way as cow’s milk formula*

    *Goat milk based formula should not be given to infants with a cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) unless under the direction of a suitably qualified healthcare professional.

  • Is Nannycare safe for my baby?

    Since 2014, goat milk infant and follow on formulas are regulated, safe and approved under UK and EU regulations* This followed a clinical trial with the Nannycare formula.

    *Directive 2006/141 (EC) and equivalent UK legislation

  • Does goat milk formula have a different taste?

    Our formula milks are based on creamy whole goat milk without the aroma often associated with goat milk; each batch is sensory tested before it is approved for release to ensure it tastes great.
  • Why do you use a simple process with minimal added ingredients?

    Our formulas are made from natural, whole goat milk, minimally heat treated and with only the addition of important, vital ingredients and no additional whey. Goat milk formulas have been shown to have sufficient quantities of all essential and semi-essential amino acids, without adding extra whey proteins*

    *Rutherford et al. 2006

  • Why do you use whole goat milk as a base for your formula?

    By using whole goat milk which includes the natural goat milk fat, we can ensure our formulas are simply made without any need to add extra whey. We reduce the need for the addition of synthetic vegetable oils to make up the required fatty acid profile required by legislation. By using the whole goat milk, we can ensure our formulas are made by a simple method requiring fewer processing steps than whey adjusted formulas.
  • Is goat milk formula suitable for babies with cow’s milk protein allergy or cow's milk intolerance?

    Goat milk based formula should not be given to infants with a cow’s milk protein allergy unless under the direction of a suitably qualified healthcare professional. If your baby has a minor feeding issue, it may be worth trying goat milk formula as an alternative but always consult your healthcare professional before switching.
  • Is Nannycare organic?

    Nannycare formulas are not labelled ‘organic’. However, the goat milk used to make our formulas is produced in New Zealand by a Co-operative of farmers, to exceptionally high standards. They share many of the same philosophies as organic farming in minimising the use of veterinary drugs and agrichemicals. Should antibiotics be used, and only where necessary for the wellbeing of the animals, the individual goat is removed from the herd and not replaced until their milk tests clear.
  • Do Nannycare products contain Palm oil or nuts?

    Nannycare goat milk formulas do not contain Palm oil or nuts.  
  • Is Nannycare Halal?

    Nannycare products are Halal registered in New Zealand, where they are manufactured.
  • Does Nannycare contain any added sugar?

    There is no added sucrose, maltodextrin or glucose syrups in Nannycare formula. The form of carbohydrate in our Nannycare milks is lactose only. This is the naturally occurring milk sugar in goat milk which is then enhanced by adding further lactose as an ingredient, bringing the total carbohydrate content in the formula to a level similar to that in human milk. Lactose is an expensive added ingredient but we choose to add this over less expensive alternatives such as maltodextrin (sometimes added to baby formulas to boost the carbohydrate content) since the total carbohydrate content in human milk consists only of lactose.
  • What is the origin of the lactose in Nannycare?

    The lactose level in human milk is substantially higher than in either cow’s or goat milk. While there is naturally occurring lactose in the goat milk itself, we enhance this by adding further lactose as an ingredient, to increase the overall levels to be similar to those in breast milk. Lactose is a single, simple carbohydrate and, in all milks, whether it is from goat, cow, sheep or human, is chemically and biologically identical. The lactose which is added as an ingredient in the Nannycare formula comes from the whey fraction of cow’s milk but is highly refined to ensure it contains no additional components such as cows’ milk protein. As such, it is chemically and biologically identical to goat milk lactose. Lactose is an expensive added ingredient but we choose to add this over less expensive alternatives such as maltodextrin (sometimes added to baby formulas to boost the carbohydrate content) since the total carbohydrate content in human milk consists of lactose.  
  • When does the new requirement for DHA to be added to all infant formula take effect?

    You can rest assured that we have made all the necessary formulation and labelling changes in line with the new regulations on our First infant and Follow on formulas. These changes, which include the addition of DHA, have to be implemented for product manufactured from 22 February 2020 onwards, which will then take some months to work its way through the supply chain. If you wish to add DHA to your baby's formula in the meantime, ask your pharmacist if they have a suitable omega 3 supplement for your baby.
  • Coronavirus and food

    It is always important to observe good hygienic practices when preparing your baby’s feed.  You should wash your hands and use clean utensils and feeding bottles, and follow the instructions on the tin when preparing every feed.  In relation to the present coronavirus situation, the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has advised that it is very unlikely that you can catch coronavirus from food.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) advises that the risk of catching the virus from packaging is very low but that, while packaging is not known to present a specific risk, food packaging should always be kept clean and handled in line with usual good hygienic practice.

Why Nannycare?

  • Why should I choose Nannycare for my baby?

    If you want to complement breast feeding, or are ready to move on from breast feeding, you can use Nannycare in the same way as you would a cow’s milk formula. Nannycare provides parents with a genuine choice so they have the option of choosing either cow’s or goat milk formula for their babies.

Stockists

  • Where can I buy Nannycare?

    Nannycare is stocked at most major supermarkets and at Boots. You can also order at Ocado, or click and collect online at Boots.com, so you can pick up your purchase at your nearest Boots store the next day. Any pharmacy can also order Nannycare formula for you, for collection the next day.