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frequently asked questions

Is goat's milk lactose-free?

No. Goat’s milk contains less lactose than cow’s milk, but lactose is still present. If your child is intolerant to lactose, goat’s milk won’t be appropriate. 

Made from whole goat’s milk

LittleOak is made from whole goat’s milk. We don’t use cheap fillers to bulk up our product instead offer babies the natural goodness of goat’s milk – with less processing, less synthetic ingredients and more natural goodness.

Why should I choose LittleOak over the leading brand of baby formula?

LittleOak is created by mums who have been through exactly the same worries as you.

Drawing on the experience of a nutrition and paediatric expert, we understand how overwhelming it can be to make the right choice for your baby’s nutrition. With so many conflicting opinions and confusing terms, it can be impossible to know which way to turn.

We’ve gone on ahead and have done the research for you. Our team of experts has created a formula to promote healthy development in an easily digestible formula for mums who want to give their baby the best possible start in life. 

Should I stop breastfeeding and use LittleOak formula instead?

LittleOak is the closest alternative to your milk that exists, but it’s not breast milk.

If you’re having difficulty breastfeeding or the child is six months old, and you want to phase out breastfeeding, LittleOak is the best choice in formula. If your baby is happy, healthy, feeding well and gaining weight, breastfeeding is still the healthiest choice for your baby.

what is the casein to whey ratio in your formulas?

Our whey to casein ratio for all 3 stages sits at around 20:80 which is the natural ratio for our goats milk. Goats milk has been scientifically proven to be more easily digested when consumed in its natural balance of whey to casein which is why we fell in love with it – for its natural goodness.

Does your formula cause any gas or constipation?

Goat’s milk is generally easier for babies to digest for several reasons: firstly, it is naturally contains more a2 casein. Goat milk has less than half the A1 casein protein found in cow’s milk. Like in adults, the A1 protein can be the cause of many digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, wind and pain in babies. Finally, our goat’s milk is a rich source of nutrients including oligosaccharides or pre-biotics that assist in digestion.

Is your formula Organic?

Most of the whole goat milk we use is farmed using organic practices Although our formula is not organic, m It’s quite a process to become an organically certified farm which is why many of the farms that we source our milk from choose not to pursue certification. 

All of our ingredients are as naturally and sustainably sourced as possible, including our DHA and ARA (from algal sources) and more importantly, our cold-pressed flaxseed oil from the South Island in New Zealand.

Most of the whole goat milk we use is farmed using organic practices although our formula is not yet certified organic.

Are you available in any US shops? Do you ship to the USA?

Currently, we are shipping private orders to the USA.

Orders for the US are made through email and then we process the payments through PayPal.

You can email your order to  hello@thelittleoakcompany.com  Once paid and dispatched, it usually takes 7-10 days for delivery.

Where do you source the oils used in your formula?

All of our other ingredients, as you know, are as natural as we can find and are sourced from the most sustainable sources including our DHA and ARA (from algal sources), and more importantly, our cold-pressed flaxseed oil from the South Island in New Zealand.

What methods are used to extract the DHA from your Algae source?

We use a Clay and Steam method that is natural and toxin free.

LittleOak is the first infant formula in the world to be certified Palm Oil free

We are the first infant formula in the world to be certified 100% Palm Oil Free by POFCAP. Palm oil inhibits the absorption of calcium, fats and DHA in babies so for us there was no question that we needed find and use both alternative and better quality oils to provide the fatty acid and lipid profile in our products. Instead of palm oil, we use pressed coconut oil and blend this with cold-pressed flaxseed oil and sunflower.

 

First in the world to used cold-pressed flaxseed oil to replace canola oil

We are also the first infant formula company in the world to use cold-pressed flaxseed oil from New Zealand to replace Canola Oil. Canola oil is a cheap oil that is extracted by hexane (essentially petroleum) and used by many companies. Instead, we prefer to use and source the highest quality ingredients to ensure we have the most natural infant formula available to mums and dads which is why we chose flaxseed. Flaxseed oil has many wonderful benefits in terms of its fatty acid profile but more excitingly recent research indicates that it may help babies rest and improve sleep.

DHA and ARA at levels that make a real difference

We source our DHA and ARA from the most natural algal sources. More importantly we include them at levels that are scientifically proven to make a real difference to a babies health, not just a “sprinkle” to secure a marketing claim. In many cases, our DHA is at levels that  are 4-5 times higher than competitors. We do this because scientifically we know that a baby needs more than 13g per 100ml serve to really benefit their growth and neural development.

LITTLEOAK ORIGINAL BLEND NUTRITIONALS

Our formulations are always improving. We recently changed our blend to replace canola oil with cold-pressed flaxseed oil.

The difference between LittleOak original blend and LittleOak new blend with flaxseed oil

  • Both the LittleOak original blend and new blend remain the same in terms of essential ingredients, vitamins and minerals
  • Flaxseed oil is used in the new blend to replace canola oil.
  • A blend of oils are used in all infant formulas to mimic the fatty acid profile of breast milk and provide essential fats for a growing baby and toddler
  • Both LittleOak blends contain the natural goodness of whole goat milk, are 100 percent palm oil free, and contain the most natural and sustainable DHA (from algal sources) and ARA at levels that make a real difference to a baby’s health and development
  • We are the first in the world to use flaxseed oil in an infant formula. Flaxseed oil has many wonderful properties including promoting better sleep in babies
  • Our flaxseed oil is cold-pressed and sourced from the South Island of New Zealand

We will be phasing out our LittleOak original blend over the coming months and replacing it with our new formulation.

The ingredients and nutritionals for our new LittleOak new blend can be found here.

Ingredients and nutritionals for our LittleOak Original Blend are below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at hello@thelittleoakcompany.com

LittleOak Natural Goat Milk Infant Formula Stage One (Original Blend)

LittleOak Original Blend Ingredients: Goat Whole Milk Powder [41%], Lactose, LittleOak Oil Blend (Sunflower Oil, Canola Oil, Pressed Coconut Oil, High Oleic Sunflower Oil), Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS), DHA Powder (Docosahexaenoic Oil from Schizochytrium sp.),  ARA Powder (Arachidonic Acid Oil from Mortierella alpine),  Minerals (Calcium Citrate, Trisodium citrate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Sulphate, Ferrous Lactate, Zinc Sulphate, Copper Sulphate, Manganese Sulphate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), L-Tyrosine, Vitamins (Sodium Ascorbate, Vitamin E Acetate, Niacinamide, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3, Calcium-d-Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin K1, Biotin, Vitamin B12), Choline Chloride, Inositol, L-Cysteine, L-Tryptophan, Antioxidant (α-Tocopherol), L-Carnitine.

Allergens:  Contains Milk and trace amounts of Soy Lecithin

Average Quantity per 100ml Prepared Formula Average Quantity per 100 g of Powder
Energy 292kJ 2160kJ
Protein 1.5g 10.8g
Fat, total 3.8g 28.5g
linoleic acid 0.58g 4.3g
α-linolenic acid 58.1mg 430mg
     DHA (1) 13.8mg 102mg
     ARA (2) 20.3mg 150mg
Carbohydrate 7.2g 53.3g
Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) 0.27g 2.0g
Vitamin A 54.1µg RE 401µg RE
Vitamin B6 50.4µg 373µg
Vitamin B12 0.23µg 1.7µg
Vitamin C 15.4mg 114mg
Vitamin D3 1.0µg 7.5µg
Vitamin E 1.5mg α-TE 11.3mg α-TE
Vitamin K1 9.7µg 72.1µg
Biotin 3.8µg 28.1µg
Niacin 637µg 4720µg
Folate 10.0µg 74.0µg
Pantothenic Acid 298µg 2210µg
Riboflavin 140µg 1040µg
Thiamin 61.3µg 454µg
Calcium 63.5mg 470mg
Copper 66.3µg 491µg
Iodine 16.9µg 125µg
Iron 0.84mg 6.2mg
Magnesium 7.6mg 56.0mg
Manganese 37.4µg 277µg
Phosphorus 48.2mg 357mg
Selenium 1.5µg 10.9µg
Zinc 0.72mg 5.3mg
Chloride 72.2mg 535mg
Potassium 85.1mg 630mg
Sodium 24.0mg 178mg
Choline 7.1mg 52.9mg
Inositol 10.6mg 78.6mg
L-Carnitine 1.5mg 10.8mg
LittleOak Natural Goat Milk Follow-On Formula Stage Two (Original Blend)

Goat Whole Milk Powder [44%], Lactose, LittleOak Oil Blend (Sunflower Oil, Canola Oil, Pressed Coconut Oil, High Oleic Sunflower Oil), Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS), DHA powder (Docosahexaenoic Oil from Schizochytrium sp.),  ARA Powder (Arachidonic Acid Oil from Mortierella alpine), Minerals (Calcium Citrate, Trisodium citrate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Sulphate, Ferrous Lactate, Zinc Sulphate, Copper Sulphate, Manganese Sulphate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), L-Tyrosine, Vitamins (Sodium Ascorbate, Vitamin E Acetate, Niacinamide, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3, Calcium-d-Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin K1, Biotin, Vitamin B12), Choline Chloride, Inositol, L-Cysteine, L-Tryptophan, Antioxidant (α-Tocopherol),  L-Carnitine.

Allergens: Contains Milk and trace amounts of Soy Lecithin

Average Quantity

per 100ml

Prepared Formula

Average Quantity

per 100 g

of Powder

Energy 301kJ 2230kJ
Protein 1.5g 11.4g
Fat, total 4.1g 30.3g
linoleic acid 0.58g 4.3g
α-linolenic acid 59.4mg 440mg
     DHA (1) 14.3mg 106mg
     ARA (2) 20.4mg 151mg
Carbohydrate 7.2g 53.2g
Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) 0.27g 2.0g
Vitamin A 57.3µg RE 425µg RE
Vitamin B6 53.3µg 395µg
Vitamin B12 0.24µg 1.8µg
Vitamin C 15.9mg 118mg
Vitamin D3 1.1µg 8.0µg
Vitamin E 1.6mg α-TE 12.0mg α-TE
Vitamin K1 10.3µg 76.4µg
Biotin 4.0µg 29.7µg
Niacin 675µg 5000µg
Folate 10.6µg 78.3µg
Pantothenic Acid 316µg 2340µg
Riboflavin 137µg 1020µg
Thiamin 64.9µg 481µg
Calcium 70.1mg 519mg
Copper 70.2µg 520µg
Iodine 17.9µg 133µg
Iron 0.88mg 6.5mg
Magnesium 8.0mg 59.3mg
Manganese 39.6µg 293µg
Phosphorus 51.0mg 378mg
Selenium 1.6µg 11.5µg
Zinc 0.76mg 5.7mg
Chloride 76.5mg 567mg
Potassium 90.5mg 670mg
Sodium 25.6mg 190mg
Choline 7.6mg 56.0mg
Inositol 11.2mg 83.2mg
L-Carnitine 1.6mg 11.5mg

(1) DHA = Docosahexaenoic acid

(2) ARA = Arachidonic acid

LittleOak Natural Goat Milk Toddler Milk Stage 3 (Original Blend)

Lactose, Goat Whole Milk Powder [37%], LittleOak Oil Blend (Sunflower Oil, Canola Oil, Pressed Coconut Oil, High Oleic Sunflower Oil), Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS), DHA Powder (Docosahexaenoic Oil from Schizochytrium sp.), Minerals (Calcium, Phosphate, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Iodine), Vitamins (Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Vitamin E, Vitamin D3, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin, Vitamin B1, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12), Antioxidant (α-Tocopherol).

Allergens:  Contains Milk and trace amounts of Soy

Serve Size:  30g into 200mls water yields approximately 220mls prepared Toddler Milk

Servings Per Can:  26 Average Quantity Per Serve % RDI*
Energy 626kJ  
Protein 3.0g  
Fat, total 7.6g  
–   saturated fat 3.5g  
–   trans fat 0.05g  
–   polyunsaturated fat 1.4g  
–   omega-3, total 158mg  
–   α-linolenic acid 110mg  
–   DHA (1) 48.0mg  
–   monounsaturated fat 2.3g  
Carbohydrate 17.0g  
–   sugars 17.0g  
–   lactose 16.8g  
–   glucose 0.21g  
–   sucrose Nil  
Dietary fibre, total 0.60g  
–   Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) 0.60g  
Sodium 40.5mg  
Vitamin A 75.0µg RE 25.0%
Vitamin B6 175µg 25.0%
Vitamin B12 0.35µg 35.0%
Vitamin C 15.0mg 50.0%
Vitamin D3 1.75µg 35.0%
Vitamin E 1.5mg α-TE 30.0%
Niacin 1500µg 30.0%
Folate 25.0µg 25.0%
Riboflavin 280µg 35.0%
Thiamin 125µg 25.0%
Calcium 175mg 25.0%
Iodine 35.0µg 50.0%
Iron 2.4mg 40.0%
Magnesium 20.0mg 25.0%
Phosphorus 100mg 20.0%
Zinc 0.90mg 20.0%

*RDI = Recommended Dietary Intake for children aged 1 – 3 years

(1) DHA = Docosahexaenoic acid

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