Allergies, Sensitization & Other Problems
Cow's milk allergy, cow's milk allergy, and lactose intolerance are different conditions, which are sometimes mishandled because their symptoms can be similar, leading to confusion.
In the case of a proven (clinical) cow's milk allergy, an immediate reaction of the immune system occurs in response to the protein in the cow's milk. This usually occurs within two hours of food entering the stomach and leads to moderate to severe symptoms, which can include:
- Swelling around the mouth
- Difficulty swallowing
- Vomiting and reflux
- Severe diarrhea
- Refuse food
- Growth failure
- In rare cases, anaphylactic shock leading to death
An allergy to cow's milk can occur when cow's milk—either the fat, the protein, or both—is improperly digested.
This results in symptoms that can be mild to moderate and can affect the skin, gastrointestinal tract, and respiratory tract. Symptoms can take days, weeks, or even months to appear, and can include:
- Mild to moderate eczema
- A rash in the nappy area
- Abdominal pain
- Soft stools
- Lung and nasal congestion
As for lactose intolerance, it causes symptoms due to lactose malabsorption. Lactose is present in all milk produced by mammals (including humans) and is also called milk sugar. Lactose indigestion occurs in many cases after weaning and may lead to symptoms such as those described below and in that case is referred to as lactose intolerance.
- Flatulence and abdominal cramps
- Stomach sounds
If you are unsure about a condition that may be causing problems for you or your baby, always consult your doctor before switching to alternative products such as goat's milk.
No, if someone is allergic to cow's milk, it is very likely that there will also be an allergic reaction to goat's milk. And the cause of allergy to cow's milk is the protein found in cow's milk. Although the protein in goat's milk is different and contains fewer allergens, there is still a high potential for cross-reaction. Therefore, we do not recommend using goat's milk as a substitute if you are allergic to cow's milk.
Fortunately, clinically proven allergy to cow's milk is very rare (only 1 to 3 percent of children under six have this condition), while a much larger group suffers from digestion problems after consuming cow's milk products. Those users may suffer from a condition called cow's milk allergy, in which components in the milk - either the fat or the protein or both - are improperly digested. It is likely that these people will benefit from switching to goat's milk-based nutrition.
If you are allergic to cow's milk, the components in the milk - either the fat, the protein, or both - are improperly digested. Goat's milk is naturally easy to digest and can therefore be a very suitable alternative if an allergy to cow's milk occurs.
Yes, Kabrita infant and toddler milk contains lactose. If your child is lactose intolerant, he will need lactose-free food products. However, true lactose intolerance (lactase deficiency) is a very rare condition among infants and young children, so be sure to consult your doctor to examine the child and confirm this condition.
Yes, goat milk is naturally easy to digest and contains less allergenic proteins, so it is a suitable alternative to start with after a milk-free period. In countries like Russia, the procedure for using goat's milk is to stop consuming the milk for a while before starting to eat it.
Please always consult your physician if you are considering using goat's milk after a milk-free period due to severe allergies.
Goat's milk is naturally easy to digest due to its typical composition of proteins and fats.
Goat's milk protein forms fast-digesting substances in the stomach, due to the relatively low amount of αs1-casein. This softer material allows the goat's milk protein to pass through the stomach and intestines in a gentle manner that reduces digestive problems.
In addition, goat's milk contains a relatively high amount of short and medium chain fatty acids. These acids are easily broken down by digestive enzymes and are therefore rapidly absorbed. The globules of fat in raw goat milk are smaller and therefore also easier to break down.
In addition to being easily digestible, goat's milk is also known to be high in nutrients, low in αs1-casein and beta-lactoglobulin (which can contribute to allergic reactions), and for its mild taste. Eating goat's milk also contributes to reducing phlegm in many people.
Yes sure. There are several scientific studies* that prove that goat's milk products are safe for young children, as long as the product is fortified to meet their nutritional needs (as is the case with Kabrita). The same principle applies to an infant product based on cow's milk as well.
Goat milk naturally contains a number of unique qualities (easy to digest, rich in nutrients and mild taste) that make it an excellent source of nutrition for infants. Like milk from other mammals, raw goat's milk also contains deficiencies in some nutrients important for the development of your young, such as folic acid. This deficiency has been compensated for in Kabrita products to optimum levels, to ensure that your little ones get exactly the nutrients they need (the same happens with cow's milk nutrition products).
* These scientific studies have been confirmed very extensively by the European Food Safety Authority and have led to an amendment of European directives for the approval of goat's milk as a source of protein for feeding infants.
Kabrita goat milk baby products are made from the highest quality Dutch goat milk, which is supplied by certified and exclusive goat farms to Osnutria Hybroca and Hyproca Nutrition.
All Kabrita goat milk products are produced in our own factories in the Netherlands.
Kabrita is a premium brand of product produced by Hyproca Nutrition, a subsidiary of Osnutria Hyproca. The prestigious Dutch dairy group of companies consists of three well-known dairies:
- Dairy Haybroka - located in Umen since 1897.
- Hipproca Lempf - located in Kampen since 1936.
- Hyproca Laibak - located in Leeuwarden since 1936.
Over the years, our laboratories have supplied baby products to many premium brands, including the Big Four.
Due to the delicate nature of our products, all stages of production of Kabrita goat milk products take place in our own factories. This allows us to closely monitor product quality at every step of the production process, thus ensuring that we provide the absolute best quality products for your little ones. After the completion of the production process and quality control according to strict standards, Kabrita goat milk products are exported to the countries of the world, where local partners and distributors help in providing Kabrita mild goat milk products to consumers.
The easiest way to verify that you have an authentic Kabrita product is to check the factory code for your Hyperca Layback. This code is NL Z0828C EC and should be on the bottom of the box*.
* Please note that in China this number is printed on the side of the package and in Russia this number is not placed on the package, due to local legislation reasons.
Goat Milk Products
Goat's milk is known as a mild milk source, and has a number of unique qualities that make it an excellent base for products for infants.
- Goat milk is naturally easy to digest (due to its unique fat and protein composition).
- Goat's milk is naturally rich in important nutrients such as calcium and vitamin A and is high in iron.
- Goat's milk has a pleasant mild taste, which children love.
Kabrita goat milk products offer these natural benefits of goat milk with modern formulations, which are comparable to the formulations of optimum cow's milk products. This means that with Kabrita, your little ones get the best of both worlds.
Kabrita products are the only goat milk products that feature a modern formula comparable to that used in premium cow's milk products.
- Kabrita contains additional whey proteins to ensure the correct amount of amino acids in the product. This also supports the advantage of easily digestible whey protein. The addition of whey proteins is nutritionally recommended by experts in the field and is subject to legislation in various countries of the world.
- Being inspired by mothers' milk, Kabrita contains our proprietary DigestX OPO (also known as beta-palmitate) fat blend. Breast milk is known to contain a high amount of beta-palmitate and contributes to a healthy delivery of the baby and calcium absorption at levels similar to breastfeeding.
- Kabrita products contain the omega-unsaturated fatty acids DHA and AA (Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids), which support the vision and brain development of infants. Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids are important structural components of the brain and retina.
- Kabrita contains the primary prebiotic fibers GOS / FOS, and these fibers have a positive effect on the bacterial composition in the gut by stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria. (Bifido- and lactobacilli)
Thanks to this unique combination of the modern formula and the natural benefits of easy-to-digest goat's milk, you can rest assured that your little one is getting all the nutrients they need in a balanced way.