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Have you heard of A2 protein milk?
Once upon a time...
A2 protein milk has been enjoyed around the world for years and the trend is growing fast! Our Simply A2 Follow-on and Toddler milks might be new, but the nature of A2 protein milk goes back thousands of years, to a time when all cows naturally produced only A2 protein milk1.
Nowadays A2 protein milk is less common2, so we uniquely source our A2 protein milk from specially selected cows. These cows are doing things their very own milky way, by naturally producing only A2 protein milk!
But what exactly is A2 protein milk?
One of the major types of protein found in all cow’s milk is called beta-casein. Typical cow’s milk contains a mix of two key types of this protein - A1 and A2 beta-casein. A2 protein milk is made by cows that naturally produce ONLY A2 beta-casein in their milk.
The A2 beta-casein is the original beta-casein in cow’s milk, meaning cows naturally only produced A2 protein milk thousands of years ago1.
At Cow & Gate, we’re listening.
We pay attention to every single detail and we really care about providing you and your baby with our very best quality. Simply A2 Follow-on and Toddler milks are made to our highest quality standards for your little one.
- Ng-Kwai-Hang KF and Grosclaude F. Genetic polymorphism of milk proteins. In: Fox PF, McSweeney PLH (eds). Advanced Dairy Chemistry: 2002. p. 739-816
- Demirel AF, Cak B. Discussions of effect A1 and A2 milk beta-casein gene on health. APDV. 2018; 3(2):1-6.
Breastfeeding is best. Follow-on milk should only be used as part of a mixed diet and not as a breastmilk substitute before 6 months. Use on the advice of a healthcare professional. Use Toddler milk as part of a varied, balanced diet from 1 year. Do not leave your little one alone when eating or drinking.