Holle Goat Dutch Stage 3 Baby Formula
Delivered between 2-5 business days
- Made for babies ages 10 months and up
- Good for those with a cow’s milk allergy or sensitivity
- Contains vital vitamins and nutrients for baby’s development
Holle Goat Milk Dutch Stage 3 is an organic supplemental formula for infants older than 10 months old when breast milk is not available. European companies offer stage-based formulas to meet the changing needs of infants throughout their first year.
Holle Goat Dutch is produced in Austria and meets Demeter Biodynamic standards. Demeter is an environmental organization that requires participants to follow strict guidelines for sustainable farming and animal wellbeing.
Holle Goat formulas are especially appropriate for infants who are showing signs of mild intolerance to more commonly used cow’s milk formulas. Some science also shows that goat milk may be closer in composition to human milk, but more research is needed.
Holle Goat Dutch Stage 3 Formula includes the following ingredients:
Organic Goat Milk Powder 38.5%, Organic Maltodextrin, Organic Vegetable Oils (Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Rapeseed Oil), Organic Lactose, Organic Starch, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium hydroxide, Calcium Citrate, Algae Oil (DHA), L-Cystine, Iron Sulfate, Magnesium Chloride, Vitamin C, L-Tryptophan, L-Tyrosine, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Iron Lactate, Vitamin E, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B2, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin K, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3, Biotin, Vitamin B12
Like cow’s milk, goat’s milk powder may cause allergic reactions in some infants.
The product contains lactose. Although rare, this may cause digestive discomfort in some infants.
Ingredients in this product follow Demeter standards. They are organic, non-GMO, soy-free, with no added colors, sugars, or artificial sweeteners.
The European Commission has a similar role to the US FDA when it comes to infant formula. It holds strict nutrition standards which are based on research, and are slightly different from US guidelines.
Holle Goat formulas use goat milk as their primary ingredient. While it’s harder to find in the US, goat milk formulas are becoming a more popular choice worldwide because they may be easier for some babies to digest. This may be because goat milk naturally contains a different type of protein called A2 casein, compared to the A1 casein found in most cow’s milk.
Holle Goat adds three carbohydrates to their formulas to meet energy and growth needs: starch, lactose, and maltodextrin. While maltodextrin is quickly absorbed into the digestive system, it may cause stomach discomfort in some infants.
Extra lactose is added to this formula, which is a sugar already found naturally in goat milk powder. Human milk also contains a lot of lactose, so most babies are equipped to digest it easily.
Goat milk also contains oligosaccharides, another carbohydrate naturally found in goat milk. This is a known prebiotic food found in abundance in breast milk, and may support the infant’s gut microbiome.
Algae oil is added as a source of DHA, a requirement in Europe but not in the US. DHA is considered important for healthy brain development.
Infant formulas are fortified with iron because it’s important for making healthy red blood cells. The FDA standards for iron content are higher than the European Commission’s, however, Holle Goat Dutch meets both American and European standards.
Goat’s milk formula is almost never an acceptable substitute for a baby with a true milk allergy. Many people confuse allergies with digestive intolerances or sensitivities, but allergies are much more serious. Always consult your pediatrician if you suspect that your child has a food allergy.
If you’re changing from one type of formula to Holle Goat Dutch, you may consider doing it gradually. An infant may not readily accept the taste difference if it’s done all at once, which may result in the child refusing meals and not getting enough calories.
While goat’s milk has been used as human food for thousands of years, it’s only recently been developed as an infant formula. Once considered a nutritionally inferior alternative to cow’s milk, recent research shows that they are comparable. While it’s hard to find goat formula in the US, there are other brands to compare to Holle Goat formulas worldwide.
Made in New Zealand, Nannycare formulas have recently been accepted by the European Commission. For infants, Nannycare makes Stage 1 for infants’ birth-6 months, and Stage 2 for 6-12-month-olds, which is somewhat different from the 3 Holle stages.
While both Nannycare and Holle add DHA to their formulas, Nannycare uses fish oil instead of the algae used in Holle. While it’s safe for most infants, it could be a problem for infants with a fish allergy risk.
Finally, Nannycare is not marketed as an organic formula, whereas Holle follows strict European organic and Demeter guidelines.
Holle may be the better choice for those who want a formula broken into more specific stages, for those avoiding fish, and for those who value organic and sustainably raised foods.
Jovie Organic Goat Milk Stage 2 is a formula produced in The Netherlands intended for infants over 6-12 months old. This is different from Holle’s stage 3 breakdown, which is intended for infants 10-12 months old.
The ingredients in Holle and Jovie formulas are comparable, but there are some differences. For example, Jovie adds extra galactooligosaccharides. Holle only contains the oligosaccharides naturally found in goat milk powder.
Jovie also uses fish oil to meet their DHA nutrient requirement. While this is safe for most infants, babies with a fish allergy would be at risk.
Jovie is certified organic by the European Union, which holds stricter standards than the US. However, it is not Demeter-certified.
Parents may look at other alternative formulas when trying to solve digestive upset for their child. If an infant has trouble digesting A1 casein proteins, A2 cows milk formula like Enfamil Premium A2, a US-based formula, may be an option.
The easier-to-digest A2 casein protein is naturally found in goat milk and human milk, whereas most cows produce A1 proteins. Enfamil Premium A2 uses milk from rare cows that naturally make the A2 protein like goats. This may ease tummy troubles if A1 casein is the culprit.
Enfamil A2 uses other different ingredients when compared to Holle. For example, Enfamil uses palm oil which may not be optimal for bone formation and may cause digestive issues.
Enfamil is not an organic formula by American or European standards. This may be a deterrent for parents who value organic ingredients.
Holle Goat Dutch Stage 3 is a formula approved by the European Commission, designed as a supplement for infants who are not able to receive breast milk. It’s made for infants over 10 months old, and may be a good choice for babies who have an intolerance to cow’s milk formula. This formula is likely not safe for infants with a true milk allergy.
Holle also prides itself in making products that may help protect the environment and your child from unnecessary chemicals. They only use organic ingredients, and follow Demeter standards that demand sustainable farming practices.
Yes, you can buy it from our website above.
Non-human milk is not safe for infants until it has been processed into formula by a qualified company. It’s important for infant safety to have this process overseen by a food regulating agency.
Every mammal makes unique milk that meets the needs of its own species. There are many differences between the two kinds of milk, including their fat, carbohydrate, and protein profiles. Each milk must be processed differently when creating human infant formula.
While the ingredients in these two formulas are the same, the nutritional values or amounts of some ingredients are slightly different. These differences are designed to meet infant needs at different ages.
The taste of goat’s milk is often described as “stronger” compared to cow’s milk. It may be easier to transition a baby gradually to any new formula.
To help combat infant formula shortages caused by the pandemic and formula recalls, the Food and Drug Administration recently allowed the import and sale of some European formulas.
|Age||Water (ml)||Scoops||Meals per Day|
|> 10 months||170||5||1-2|
|Nutritional Facts||(Per 100ml or 3.38 oz/3 oz prepared)|
|Total Fat||3.3 g|
|Saturated fatty acids||1.2 g|
|Monosaturated fatty acids||1.6 g|
|Polyunsaturated fatty acids||0.5 g|
|Linoleic acid (Omega 6)||475 mg|
|Linoleic acid (Omega 3)||49 mg|
|Total Carbs||7.6 g|
|Vitamin A||63.1 mcg (RE)|
|Vitamin D3||1.6 mcg|
|Vitamin E||1.7 mg|
|Vitamin K||5.6 mcg|
|Vitamin C||12 mg|
|Vitamin B1||0.052 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.073 mg|
|Nutritional Facts||(Per 100ml or 3.38 oz/3 oz prepared)|
|Vitamin B6||0.04 mg|
|Folic Acid||12.9 mcg|
|Folate||21.5 mcg (DFE)|
|Vitamin B12||0.16 mcg|
|Pantothenic Acid||0.38 mg|
Organic Whole Goat’s Milk Powder 38.5%, Organic Maltodextrin, Organic Vegetable Oils (Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Rapeseed Oil, Organic Lactose, Organic Starch, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Hydroxide, Calcium Citrate, Algae Oil (DHA), L-Cystine, Iron Sulfate, Magnesium Chloride, Vitamin C, L-tryptophan, L-Tyrosine, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Iron Lactate, Vitamin E, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B2, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin K, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3, Biotin, Vitamin B12.
Allergens: Contains milk products and milk