I signed up and was lucky enough to be selected. At this stage, my daughter is now 7 months old – the PHN said she was in the lower percentile for her weight and that I should consider weaning her early as that might help her stomach settle. But I didn’t really want to do that. So I committed to trying Nannycare and if that didn’t work, we’d move to solid food. So we switched and I can’t believe that I didn’t do it sooner. Her stools changed immediately to a more normal type baby poo. She started to sleep for longer periods during the night and was more settled after her feed. I’m extremely grateful to have been picked for this trial – not only because it gave me the confidence to switch things up but it forced me to think differently about what I needed to give my second baby and how her journey is different to my first. From our experience, I’d highly recommend giving Nannycare a try – five stars from us.
The brand was at the heart of developing the EU legislation that paved the way for goat formulas to become more popular and widely available.
I really like this brand because it uses non-GMO ingredients and is certified Halal which is important to our family. Unlike other cow’s milk formulas, Nannycare uses a very simple (short) list of ingredients and they do not add whey protein. The simplicity of the ingredients also means that they do not include any of the nasty stuff such as palm oils. They use fish oil as a DHA source, which we love as it’s an easy way to get DHA into the baby’s diet.
I had been using Nannycare before this trial but was ready to move to the next milk stage when I read this on Mummypages. The powder mixes easily with hot water and doesn’t leave any clumps. The baby readily accepted the change to follow on milk and guzzled their bottles.
The other consideration is that the natural oligosaccharides in goats milk are naturally present at 10 times the level of cows milk – I know from my research of what’s best for my baby, that oligosaccharides act as a prebiotic which offers a wide range of health benefits, not least a strong immune system and improved gut health.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this product to other mums. Yes, it does cost more but despite this, we felt the benefits far out weighted cost concerns especially when we are only giving it to the baby for a year or so.
My daughter is now big enough to move up to follow on milk so after reading up on this range and brand, and being impressed by their story, we decided to make the change from cow’s milk to goat milk formula. And boy are we glad we did.
Firstly, the changeover process was gradual. We introduced Nannycare gradually (over about a week) to give her little tummy time to adjust. We started with a small feed one day, increased to full feed in the morning the second day and then did two feeds the next day until we had changed over completely. So it was a gradual change – she accepted it from day one which I was worried about. When I think of goat’s products, I think of strong-smelling cheese but there is no cheesey smell off her bottle at all. I even tasted it myself and it was a positive (even sweet) experience.
Nannycare only have a small number of ingredients in their products which I liked because as a family, we are trying to strip back on foods that have what we think of as unnecessary added ingredients. We think that the less we give the baby, the less burden that is placed on her little developing digestive system. So keeping it simple is important to us.
After one week, I noticed that she was spitting up less than before and after two weeks, her spitting up/milky burps were nearly all completely gone.
I wish we had changed from cow’s milk formula sooner to Nannycare as it’s made a world of difference to our family life and routine. I’d give it 9 out of 10 – it loses just one point and that’s based on affordability as it is more expensive than other cows milk formulas BUT we worked out that the extra cost of feeding our daughter this milk for the next 6 months is well worth it given that she is more comfortable now with less spitting up. It’s not for ever either so we are happy to cut back on other non-essential items ourselves, so she can have the very best start to her life. Highly recommended.
My little on is 7 months old and I was looking to move her on to something else, as we have already started weaning, so it’s a good time to do it.
She has a tendency to be wakeful at night, which is part of the reason why we’re already weaning, as nurse said she might be hungry. Since starting the weaning diet and included the follow on milk I’ve found her to be more restful. She’s also prone to having sick burps, but I’ve found much less so on this milk. She has in fact, taken to it very well with no issues.
I never considered changing her to goats milk, but having see that it is a more gentle milk than cows milk, it makes sense that she would be more settled on it, so I’m glad to have had the opportunity to give it a go.
It’s really good to know that Nannycare Follow on Milk contains all the important increditents for my little one, and that it retains the natural milk fat in it’s full cream formula including the essential fat babies needand removing the need for palm oil.
The formula itself was easy to make up and mixed well. I would definitely buy it again and I woudl recommend.