What is lactose? Why do you add lactose to your goat formula?

Lactose is a carbohydrate found in Goat milk and is naturally present in all mammals’ milks.  It’s considered to be the ideal form of carbohydrate for babies. In fact, some countries actually require lactose to be >90% of the total carbohydrate content in baby formula. Food standards for infant formula very clearly define the nutritional content limits that all products must meet. Hence, in order to meet those requirements, we need to add the right ingredients in the right proportions to deliver on those nutritional targets.