Frequently asked questions

How long has goat milk formula been around?

Goat milk infant formula was first used in New Zealand and Australia over 30 years ago. Capricare® is made by Dairy Goat Co-operative the pioneer and inventor of goat milk infant formula.

Can Capricare® be mixed with other formulas?

Formula is designed to deliver specific amounts of nutrients in each scoop. It is okay to mix formulas for a short term (3-7 days) when switching from another formula. Mixing formulas for a longer period runs the risk of making feeds over or under concentrated causing potential discomfort or an imbalance of nutrients.

How to switch to Capricare® from another formula?

The best way is to gradually replace one formula with another over 3-7 days. Start by replacing one scoop of your current formula with Capricare® when making up the bottle. After 1 or 2 days replace another of the scoops with Capricare®, until eventually all the scoops are from Capricare®.

Are the iron and folic acid levels in Capricare® adequate?

Like cow milk formula, goat milk formula needs to be supplemented with vitamins and minerals to meet your baby’s needs. Vitamin and minerals, such as folic acid, vitamin B12, C, D, E and iron are present in Capricare® in adequate quantities to supply the necessary intakes* for your baby.
*According to EU regulations.

How does Capricare® smell and taste?

Our milk comes from well-fed goats that are raised in healthy conditions. The milk is then treated gently throughout the infant formula process. The result is a smooth and mild tasting infant formula.

Where is Capricare® from?

Capricare® is made by Dairy Goat Co-operative, the pioneer and world leader of goat milk infant formulas. Dairy Goat Co-operative is based in New Zealand and owned by the farmers who supply the milk. Their farms are on some of New Zealand’s richest pastures.

How are the Goats farmed?

The goats are sheltered using open-sided barns that allow exposure to natural lighting and fresh air. Space is provided to allow goats to move freely or lie down. Goats are given free access to their food.

Do farmers use antibiotics?

The use of all drugs, including antibiotics, is highly regulated in New Zealand where Capricare® is made. Antibiotics are used in some exceptional circumstances to treat infections. In this case all milk collected during the treatment period and several days after treatment is discarded. Milk is routinely tested at each delivery to ensure it is free from antibiotic residues.

Where else can I find Capricare® goat milk formula?

Capricare® is made by Dairy Goat Co-operative. Their formulas can be found in 30 countries worldwide. It is called Capricare® or by different names such as Karihome, DG, Golden Goat or Nanny.