What is a Cow's Milk formula?
Many infant formulas are made with Cow's Milk, which have been altered to resemble breastmilk. Although an infant formula tends to be sweeter than Cow’s Milk, most baby Formula Milk is based on modified Cow's Milk but the protein in the milk is hydrolysed.
Milk can be divided into two different types of Protein, which are known as whey and casein (curds). Whey is quite watery, while casein is lumpy. The proportion of casein to whey can vary depending on the type of baby formula milk used.
There are two main types of Cow's Milk formulas, which include 'First Milks' and 'Milk for Hungrier Babies'. First Milks are simular to breastmilk, with a casein:whey ratio of 40:60. The soluble proteins are smaller in size and better absorbed than casein by baby. A Hungrier Baby Formula usually consists of mostly casein, which ensures your baby is kept fuller for longer because it takes longer to digest. It is therefore advised not to give this type of formula to a very young baby.
How might a Holle Organic Cow's Milk Formula benefit my baby?
A nutritionally complete, gentle infant milk formula, like Holle Growing Up Milk is 100% free from Gluten, soya and wheat. Like many Cow's Milk formulas, it contains the extra Vitamins that your little one needs, such as DHA. This essential omega-3 fatty acid is often found in types of fatty Fish, and is crucial for brain and Eye development.
***Cow’s milk is not recommended as a main drink for babies under the age of 1 as it’s lower in iron and nutrients, such as vitamin E. When your baby’s a year old, you can move him/her from a formula milk to cow's milk**