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Jovie Goat Milk Stage 1 Formula

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  • Full cream organic goat milk
  • No palm oil or coconut oil
  • No soy or added sugar
  • GOS probiotics for bowel health

Jovie Goat Milk Stage 1 Formula

Made in the Netherlands, Jovie Goat Milk Stage 1 Baby Formula is an organic, goat milk based formula designed to meet the nutritional needs of babies from birth to 6 months old. The formula is made with whole organic goat milk sourced from sustainable farms, a blend of organic vegetable oils, and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals to support optimal growth and development.

All of Jovie’s formulas are certified organic by the European Union and are free of GMOs, refined sugar, artificial preservatives and flavors, pesticides, and herbicides. Additionally, the formula is free of many top allergens including wheat, gluten, and soy.

In recent years, goat’s milk formula has grown in popularity as there is some evidence to suggest that it may be easier to digest for some babies with a sensitivity or intolerance to cow’s milk. Furthermore, recent studies have shown that when comparing goat milk formula to breastmilk, researchers found that goat milk formula was safe, well-tolerated, and resulted in similar growth patterns compared to babies receiving breast milk.

In addition to important nutrients, Jovie Goat Milk Stage 1 formula also provides prebiotics in the form of galactooligosaccharides (GOS). These prebiotics help promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the GI tract which may enhance digestibility.

Pros and Cons of Jovie Goat Milk Stage 1

Pros: 

  • Jovie’s formulas are certified organic and are sourced from sustainable farms.
  • Their goat milk formula may be easier to digest for some babies compared to traditional cow’s-milk based formula.
  • The formula provides prebiotics that can help support healthy digestion. 

Cons: 

  • Jovie Goat Milk Stage 1 is not suitable for babies with milk protein allergies as it can still trigger an allergic reaction.
  • Jovie’s formula contains fish oil which is problematic for babies with a fish allergy.
  • The formula is more expensive than traditional cow’s milk based formulas.

Ingredients in Jovie Goat Milk Stage 1

Here is the full list of ingredients in Jovie Goat Stage 1 Formula:

Organic whole goat milk; organic lactose (milk); organic vegetable oils (ORGANIC sunflower oil, organic rapeseed oil); organic galactooligosaccharides (GOS) (milk); docosahexaenoic acid rich oil (DHA) (fish); arachidonic acid rich oil (AA); MINERALS (calcium carbonate, sodium citrate, magnesium chloride, sodium chloride, ferrous lactate, zinc sulphate, copper sulphate, manganese sulphate, potassium iodide, sodium selenite); VITAMINS (ascorbic acid, dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, cholecalciferol, retinol acetate, niacinamide, calcium-d-pantothenate, thiamine hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, riboflavin, phytomenadione, biotin, cobalamin); l-choline bitartrate; l-cystine; l-tryptophan; l-tyrosine; inositol; l-carnitine l-tartrate.

Jovie Goat Milk Stage 1 formula is derived from organic whole goat milk powder which serves as the primary protein, along with lactose as the primary carbohydrate. The added lactose in the formula ensures that it mimics breast milk more closely as lactose is the main carbohydrate found in breast milk.

The product contains a blend of organic vegetable oils including rapeseed oil and sunflower oil. While many formulas may contain palm oil as a fat source, Jovie steers clear of using palm oil in their formulas as the oil has been linked to a decrease in the absorption of several important nutrients.

Jovie Goat Stage 1 is enriched with prebiotics in the form of galactooligosaccharides (GOS), which are the same prebiotics that are naturally found in breast milk. Prebiotics are naturally-occurring carbohydrates that provide “food” for healthy gut bacteria which can help improve digestive health and enhance immunity.

The formula also contains DHA and ARA from sustainably sourced fish oil. Both DHA and ARA have been linked to optimal early vision and brain development.

The ingredients in Jovie formulas are all organic and free from potentially harmful ingredients like heavy metals, artificial flavors, artificial preservatives, and refined sugars.

Nutrients in Jovie Goat Milk Stage 1 Formula

Jovie Goat Milk Stage 1 is a complete baby formula, meaning it provides 100% of the nutritional requirements for babies from birth to six months old. The formula provides all of the essential vitamins and minerals that are required by the FDA for baby formulas.

The product also contains 14 mg of DHA per 3 ounces in the form of fish oil. DHA is an important nutrient that has been linked to improved brain and cognitive development in babies. However, DHA from fish oil could pose a problem for babies with a fish allergy.

Side Effects of Jovie Goat Milk Stage 1 Formula

Many goat’s milk based formulas claim to be “hypoallergenic”, however, it’s important to note that babies with a milk protein allergy should not consume any goat milk based formulas.

Both cow’s and goat’s milk have a similar protein structure that will likely trigger an allergic reaction in a baby with a milk protein allergy.

If your baby is merely sensitive or intolerant to a cow’s milk based formula, then switching to a goat-milk based formula may be beneficial as goat’s milk may be easier to digest.

The formula also contains fish oil which is problematic for any babies with a fish allergy.

How Jovie Goat Milk Stage 1 Formula Compares 

Jovie Goat Stage 1 Formula vs. Designed by Nature goats milk formula

Designed by Nature is a US-based company that produces a non-GMO goat milk formula that is free from corn, soy, gluten, and pesticides.

 Designed by Nature goat milk formulas do not have stages as they are only intended for babies that are 1 year and older. While Designed by Nature formulas are more widely available in the US, they are not organic and lacking in important additions like prebiotics, probiotics, and DHA.

Jovie Goat Stage 1 Formula vs. Kabrita Goat Milk-Based Formula

Like Jovie, Kabrita produces a goat milk based formula that is also made in the Netherlands. Both formulas are free from GMOs, sugar, corn syrup, palm oil, and artificial ingredients, however, unlike Jovie, Kabrita’s formulas are not organic.

Kabrita’s goat’s milk toddler formula is designed to meet the nutritional needs of toddlers that are between 12 and 24 months old. Kabrita does make a goat milk formula for infants but it is not widely available in the US.

Jovie Goat Stage 1 Formula vs Little Oak Natural Goat Milk Infant Formula

Little Oak Natural Goat Milk Formula is produced in New Zealand and, like Jovie, is free from GMOs, artificial ingredients, and palm oil. However, unlike Jovie, Little Oak’s formulas are not organic.

Both formulas contain added prebiotics in the form of galactooligosaccharides, however, Little Oak contains a different blend of oils compared to Jovie. Rather than sunflower and rapeseed oil, Little Oak provides sunflower oil, coconut oil, and pressed flaxseed oil all of which will provide an increased amount of omega-3 fatty acids. 

Another key difference between the 2 formulas is Little Oak sources its DHA from microalgae oil, while Jovie’s is from fish oil. Therefore, Little Oak’s formula may be a better option for babies with a fish allergy. 

Bottom Line

Jovie Goat Milk Stage 1 formula is a goat-milk based formula designed to meet the nutritional needs of babies from birth to 6 months old. Goat’s milk formulas may be a nice alternative to traditional cow’s milk based formulas as they contain a different protein structure which may be gentler on a baby’s tummy and easier to digest.

All of Jovie’s formulas are organic and use high quality manufacturing and meet the stringent EU organic certifications. Additionally, the formulas are free from GMOs, refined sugars, pesticides, herbicides, and palm oils.

Every baby has unique nutritional needs. Therefore, before selecting a formula for your baby, it’s important to speak with your pediatrician about the type of product that is best for your baby.

 

FAQ

Yes, Jovie Goat Milk Stage 1 formula has lactose. Lactose is the same and most prevalent carbohydrate found in breast milk. If your baby is sensitive to lactose or is lactose intolerant, it is important to discuss with your child’s pediatrician about the best baby formula to support your child’s unique nutritional needs.

One of the biggest benefits of goat milk baby formula is that it may be easier to digest than cow’s milk based formulas for babies with a sensitivity or intolerance to traditional formulas. Additionally, goat milk formula contains naturally occurring prebiotics which can further enhance gut health and digestibility.

Yes, goat milk formula is safe for most babies. However, goat milk formulas are not safe for babies with a milk protein allergy, as goat milk-based formulas can also trigger an allergic reaction in babies the same way a cow-milk based formula would.

For babies that are simply intolerant to a traditional cow’s milk based formula, a goat milk formula may be a nice option as it may be easier to digest. Additionally, research shows that  goat’s milk formulas are safe, generally well-tolerated, and can result in similar growth patterns compared to babies receiving breast milk.

A goat’s milk formula can be good for your baby, particularly if they can’t tolerate traditional milk-based formulas. Traditional milk-based formulas have long-chain fatty acids which are harder to break down than the medium-chain fatty acids found in goat’s milk. Studies have shown that goat milk may be gentler on a baby’s tummy and easier to digest versus a cow’s milk based formula.

Jovie Goat Stage 1 formula is enriched with prebiotics in the form of galactooligosaccharides (GOS), which are the same prebiotics that are naturally found in breast milk. Prebiotics provide “food” for healthy gut bacteria which can help promote improved digestive health and enhance immunity. Jovie formulas do not contain probiotics.

Jovie baby formulas are made in the Netherlands and the FDA only regulates products made in the United States. With that being said, Jovie Goat Milk Stage 1 formulas are made in Europe and are required to meet the European Commission’s standards for food products, which can be even stricter than FDA standards.

Baby's WeightWater (oz)ScoopsMeals per Day
< 6.6 lbs227
6.6 lbs - 7.7 lbs336
7.7 lbs - 8.8 lbs445
8.8 lbs - 11 lbs555
> 11 lbs665
Nutritional Facts ((Per 100ml or 3.38 oz/3 oz prepared))
Nutritional Facts(Per 100ml or 3.38 oz/3 oz prepared)
Energy 276/66kJ/Kcal
Total Fat 3.5g
Saturated fatty acids 1.3g
Mono-unsaturated fatty acids 1.6g
Poly-unsaturated fatty acids 0.6g
a-Linoleic Acid (ALA) 49mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 14mg
Linoleic Acid (LA) 480mg
Arachidonic Acid (ARA) 14mg
Carbohydrates 7.1g
Sugar 6.8g
Lactose 6.8g
Dietary Fibre (GOS) 0.4g
Protein 1.3g
Vitamins
Vitamin A 50mcg-RE
Vitamin D3 1.5mcg
Vitamin E 1.4mg-a-TE
Vitamin K1 3.3mcg
Vitamin B1 49mcg
Vitamin B2 80mcg
Vitamin B3 0.33mg
Vitamin B6 36mcg
Nutritional Facts(Per 100ml or 3.38 oz/3 oz prepared)
Folate (DFE) 11mcg
Pantothenic Acid 0.3mg
Vitamin B12 0.2mcg
Biotin 1.8mcg
Vitamin C 15mg
Minerals
Sodium 19mg
Potassium 78mg
Chloride 75mg
Calcium 63mg
Phosphorous 39mg
Magnesium 5.8mg
Iron 0.6mg
Iodine 13mcg
Zinc 0.4mg
Manganese 5.6mcg
Selenium 2.3mcg
Copper 44mcg
Fluoride <6.6mcg
Others
Choline 19mg
Inositol 3.6mg
L-Carnitine 1.2mg

ORGANIC WHOLE GOAT MILK POWDER; ORGANIC lactose (milk); ORGANIC vegetable oils (ORGANIC sunflower oil, ORGANIC rapeseed oil); ORGANIC galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) (milk); docosahexaenoic acid rich oil (DHA) (fish); arachidonic acid rich oil (AA); MINERALS (calcium carbonate, sodium citrate, magnesium chloride, sodium chloride, ferrous lactate, zinc sulphate, copper sulphate, manganese sulphate, potassium iodide, sodium selenite); VITAMINS (ascorbic acid, dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, cholecalciferol, retinol acetate, niacinamide, calcium-d-pantothenate, thiamine hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, riboflavin, phytomenadione, biotin, cobalamine); l-choline bitartrate; l-cystine; l-tryptophan; l-tyrosine; inositol; l-carnitine l-tartrate.

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