Is Capricare® baby milk based on goat milk suitable for my baby?
Capricare® is an infant milk which:
you can trust with confidence
are nutritionally complete
offers a different source of protein
Before using a baby milk, professional advice should be sought. Professional advice should be sought before using a baby milk. Good nutrition of the mother is important for breastfeeding and changing the decision not to breastfeed can be difficult.
Proper use of a baby food product is important for the baby's health. Infant milk should be used in accordance with its manufacturing instructions.
WHO Guideline of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Corporate Policy of DGC and its Partners
The World Health Organization (WHO) adopted the International Code for the Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes in 1981.
The purpose of the Code is "to contribute to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants through the protection and promotion of breastfeeding and by ensuring the proper use of breast milk substitutes, when necessary, on the basis of adequate information and through appropriate promotion and distribution "
Full goat's milk is the main ingredient of Capricare® baby milk
Goat milk is a source of proteins, fatty acids and a range of other essential nutrients.
A basic difference between goat and cow's milk is protein and fats. Another difference is the process of emulsification: goat's milk is mainly secreted by a process called "kidney" and cow's milk is exclusively secreted by a process called "mercury".
Capricare® baby milk based on full goat's milk is made with the natural proteins of full goat's milk that have the property of forming a porous gel in the infant's stomach.
The milk contains caseins and whey proteins. There are 4 caseins: αs-casein, α2-casein, β-casein and n-casein, as well as 2 major whey proteins: β-lactoglobulin and α-lactalbumin.
Goat milk usually contains much less αs-casein and more β-casein than cow's milk.
Not all goat's milk is the same. Goats of different breeds and with different genes produce very high levels of α1-casein similar to those of cows. Breeders supplying goat's milk for Capricare® baby milk choose goats based on low levels of α1-casein contained in their milk.
Fats in milk are made up of about 30 different fatty acids. Goat milk contains twice the amount of medium chain fatty acids (C6: 0 caproic acid, C8: 0 caprylic acid and C10: 0 capric acid) compared to cow's milk. Medium chain fatty acids (MCTs) are easier digested than longer saturated fatty acids.
Milk secretion process
When milk is produced inside the mammary gland of the chest, it forms microscopic droplets in the cells. Protein-containing microdroplets of milk are released from mammary cells in two ways:
Paraffin secretion, where milk microdrogens are joined to the cell membrane to release the contents without losing other cell components.
Response secretion, where milk microdrogens are secreted by the cells together with part of the cell content.
The goat's milk is mainly secreted by the responsive secretory process, while the cow's milk is secreted by the partial secretory process. Breast milk is mainly secreted by the responsive secretory process.
Procedure of partial secretion
Exclusively to cows
Absorption secretion process
Mainly in humans and goats