Infant growth and development

DGC has conducted two double blinded randomised control trials of goat formula1 and one prospective co-hort study2 in new born infants. The key outcomes from these trials were:

  • The growth, general health, formula tolerance and nutritional outcomes were comparable to breast fed infants3
  • Blood levels of folate, ferritin and haemoglobin were within the normal range4
  • There were less amino acids in plasma and 11% lower urea in blood, consistent with fewer excess amino acids in goat whole milk formula compared to a whey based cow milk formula5
  • These clinical trials confirm that a formula made from goat milk, without the addition of whey and with goat milk fat, supplies all the essential nutrients needed for growth and development of infants less than 12 months of age.
  • 1Grant et al, 2005; Zhou et al, 2014
  • 2Han et al, 2011
  • 3Grant, Rotherham et al. 2005; Han, Chang et al. 2011; Zhou, Sullivan et al. 2014
  • 4Zhou et al, 2014

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