Everything You Need To Know About Kendamil Organic Formulas
There are not many companies out there that not only make a commitment to producing a high-quality product but also ensure it leaves as minimal an impact on the environment as possible. We at Little Bundle are pleased to announce that we are now stocking a European formula brand that cares and is passionate about accomplishing both.
Kendamil is a research and development-led infant nutrition business with 58 years of experience and you can now find their Stage 1-3 Organic Formulas offered on our website. Located in the English Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing England’s highest mountains, the famous Lake Windermere, luscious grass pastures, and tranquil waters, Kendamil truly believes in a close relationship with the world-class farms in which its milk derives. Keeping the farms’ Jersey cows happy is one of Kendamil’s passions -- just ask their founder, Ross McMahon. As Ross will tell you, stressed animals mean the product tastes different. In his experience, free-range animals are stress-free and produce fresh milk rich in omega 3 with a delicious sweet taste.
Raised on a farm, Ross has made it his mission to not only ensure that the welfare of animals is a priority but also that the ingredients used to make Kendamil products are as close to nature as possible. We love Ross’s fervor for high standards in the formulas Kendamil creates. By working directly with farmers, Kendamil pasteurizes the milk in their own factory (which runs on 100% renewable energy), wet blend it with essential vitamins and minerals, and spray dry it into a golden particulate powder. As opposed to buying milk powder, like most other formula companies out there, they themselves turn the EU-certified organic raw milk they collect into the powder used for formula, cutting out an unnecessary heat-treatment step that can denature the milk proteins inside!
What is key, is they use the full cream of the milk, which contains MFGM (Milk Fat Globule Membrane) – a critical component within breast milk linked to improved cognitive development in infants. Many users report that it tastes phenomenal -- some mothers even state that they would drink it just because, which sounds perfect for a baby that is a picky eater! Plus you’ll never find palm oil, soy oil, or fish oil in their formulas as they use algal oil instead— making their products uniquely vegetarian-friendly.
Kendamil Organic formula includes GOS, a milk-based prebiotic oligosaccharide. It is also the only organic formula in the world to contain Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs). Inside Kendamil’s milk is naturally-occurring HMOs, as found in colostrum after birth, specifically 3’-GL,4’-GL and 6’-GL which each play important roles in infant immunity. For example, 3’ Galactosyllactose (3’-GL), one kind of HMO found in this blend, has been scientifically shown to play a role in the attenuation of inflammation in an infant's gut, by blocking pathogens from entering the bloodstream.
Stage 1 has a whey/casein ratio of 60/40 (the same ratio as found in breast milk!) and contains all the necessary fatty acids such as ALA, LA, ARA, and plant-based DHA, which are needed for growth and especially brain/eye development. Packed full of essential vitamins and minerals, Kendamil Organic Stage 1 also provides a natural fat source of Milk Fat Globule Membrane (or MFGM), as identified in breast milk and shown to improve infants’ cognitive development. Kendamil Organic Stage 1 is free of palm oil, fish oil, soy oil, maltodextrin and starch.
Like HiPP, Kendamil formulas do not have any maltodextrin (or starch) in the higher stages. So for parents who start with Holle PRE and would like to continue with a whole milk based formula that has no maltodextrin (like Holle PRE does) then Kendamil Stage 2 is a great option with a 40/60 whey/casein ratio. Like Stage 1, Stage 2 is free of fish oil, soy oil, and palm oil. Stage 2 also is higher in calories and carbohydrate content than Stage 1 formula. It has slightly more iron to meet the higher iron demands of an infant once they turn 6 months old. We are pleased to now have an even more compatible formula to transition to for these parents.
Stage 3, you can feel comforted knowing that your child will still get all the additional vitamins and nutrients of the full cream milk present in both Kendamil Organic Stage 1 and Stage 2. Stage 3 also contains plant-based DHA and HMOs to continue to build up your little one’s immune system. Stage 3 is considered a "weaning" formula meant to eventually compliment solid food. It has a bit fewer calories, fat, and protein content than Stages 1 and 2, but has more iron than Stage 2. And like Stage 1 and 2, Kendamil Organic Stage 3 is free of palm oil, fish oil, soy oil, maltodextrin and starch.
Making A Difference For The Planet
But it’s not just what Kendamil puts into their products that we admire -- they go a step further by not simply paying out to reverse the damage they could do to the environment, but rather by avoiding doing any damage in the first place. This is one of the big reasons why they source all ingredients from local suppliers, minimizing their carbon footprint. In addition, by avoiding fish oil in all of their products, they are working to protect our ocean’s ecosystems and wildlife stocks.
Why We Love Kendamil Organic Formulas
Packed with essential nutrients, vitamins, prebiotics plus plant-based DHA in all three stages, Kendamil is a quality option for your baby from birth to 12 months and beyond. It’s no wonder that this formula is used by the British royal family and has even won awards from the Queen! Kendamil is truly ahead of the formula game and we couldn’t be more proud to offer their top-notch products to your family.
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