+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    262
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked
    40
    Reviews
    0

    Default Karicare goat in short supply!! Now what??

    Since returning to work two months ago, I have been comp feeding my now 6 month old DS2. After much research, we decided to use goats milk formula as I believe it's easier to digest in a similar way to breastmilk. It's been great and he his thriving!!

    Recently, I'd been finding it difficult to find where I usually get it so I called karicare and was told that they're having trouble sourcing enough raw ingredients to make the formula to keep up with demand!!

    I've cleared the shelves of it in all the shops that had some left, but this will probably only last another month or so. My question is, which formula should I switch to once this runs out?? He's had no probs on goat, so I'm worried that switching will cause him an upset belly

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10,294
    Thanks
    3,115
    Thanked
    6,304
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I would be devastated , DS is not on formula anymore but my niece is , I found this one for my SIL , ( Holle Goat) it's just as good as Karicare, there really is no substitute for goat formula , hopefully Karicare will get itself together soon!

    http://bioliving.com.au/brands/holle/infant_formula

  3. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Elijahs Mum For This Useful Post:

    Liddybugs  (25-07-2012),PR2bMum  (15-11-2012)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    262
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked
    40
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I would be devastated , DS is not on formula anymore but my niece is , I found this one for my SIL , ( Holle Goat) it's just as good as Karicare, there really is no substitute for goat formula , hopefully Karicare will get itself together soon!

    http://bioliving.com.au/brands/holle/infant_formula
    I am devastated!! And to be honest, karicare weren't really helpful or sympathetic at all. Just wanted to know why I had him on goats in the first place, and tried to talk me into another of their cows milk based formulas.

    I've seen the Holle, so I think that's the way I'm gonna have to go. It's just so expensive through!! I'm lucky in that he's really taken to solids and is eating a good variety of food so not as many bottles now.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,053
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked
    239
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    the karicare goats milk formula still has lactose in it from cows milk so you could try one of the cows milk formulas and see how he goes? i had DD2 on the goat one from 10months but luckily they always had it available at big w. i looked at the holle one but its is so super expensive and dd2 never drank a whole bottle so was a massive waste

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2,843
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    432
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    How old is ur ds? If 12 months you could give him straight goats milk.

    Dd can't tolerate cows milk at all (ok now both have lactose etc but that's not the problem, there are other things in cows milk which aren't great for the human digestive system) so we use goats milk and she goes great with it and ur right it's much closer to breast milk.

    I had the same problem with long life goats milk. The demand is high and the supply is low....

    Reasons:
    1. goats milk has gone up in fashion I guess you would say now that people recognize that it's best.
    2. Goats stop producing a few months a year (do don't produce all year round) so supply drops greatly)

    If he is over 12months grab some fresh goats milk and store in the freezer it's about $4.50-$5 a liter so not cheap. You can now get long life again but only at woolworths, it's slightly cheaper.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Gold Coast, QLD
    Posts
    3,594
    Thanks
    1,292
    Thanked
    1,105
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Karicare tend to do this a bit.. When DD2 was on the AR formula they just stopped stocking it for a month or 2 and that's the only one she could use..
    Now we have been testing all different formulas on DD4 and The goat milk formula is the only one she doesn't vomit on and sleeps well with.. FX the low supply doesn't last long..

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Rural NSW
    Posts
    1,803
    Thanks
    510
    Thanked
    383
    Reviews
    21
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Can you buy it online? Like big w online or gotoddler?

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10,294
    Thanks
    3,115
    Thanked
    6,304
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I just checked on line for you, the only place in the world that sells it now is in new Zealand ( where it's made)
    http://www.babyonline.co.nz/products...e&Keyword=Goat
    But they only allow 2 per order per fortnight and only ship to NZ! If you know anyone there or maybe a kiwi hubber can send over to you! It does say on the website due to world wide demand they are sourcing more goats!

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Gold Coast, QLD
    Posts
    3,594
    Thanks
    1,292
    Thanked
    1,105
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I was lucky to get the last 3 tins in woolies tonight so maybe get family and friends to keep a look out for you!!

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    262
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked
    40
    Reviews
    0
    Thanks so much for all the suggestions.
    DS is only 6 months so still has to be on formula for a little while yet.
    I've managed to source another 6 tins of stage 1 & 2 from various woolies which is great. I'll keep hunting and use what I've got til I run out then just go from there.
    He's still breastfeeding overnight and eating plenty of solids luckily so not 100% reliant on formula. I'd just hate to change and cause probs when this one has been so good!!!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Karicare Gold - short supply?
    By hollychops in forum Bottlefeeding Support
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-01-2013, 21:13
  2. Karicare goat
    By Pmakes3 in forum Bottlefeeding Support
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 26-08-2012, 20:08
  3. Anyone bottle fed with Karicare Goat Formula??
    By rb6896 in forum Bottlefeeding Support
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 30-01-2012, 19:27

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Riverton Leisureplex
An Extreme Family Pass at Riverton Leisureplex is the ultimate way to cool off during the summer school holidays. The $30 Pass allows pool and waterslide access for 2 adults and 2 children, as well as a drink, popcorn and an icy pole for each person.
sales & new stuffsee all
The Health Hub
Give a new mum a fitness boost for Christmas & New Year. Studio-based, small group training sessions - cardio, strength, core, Pilates & boxing. Choice of 16 hrs per week, flexible-arrival feature - bubs & kids welcome! Gift vouchers available.
featured supporter
Shapland Swim Schools
Semi private learn to swim classes for a maximum of 3 children in specialized heated teaching pools. Our swim schools are located across Brisbane, Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast, ensuring there's a school near you.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!