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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.

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       Simply made for little tummies

Our Cow & Gate Simply A2 Follow-on and Toddler milks are simply made for little tummies! They are made with uniquely sourced A2 protein milk and contain key vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium and vitamin D. Calcium and vitamin D are needed for normal bone development, and iron for normal cognitive development, as part of a varied, balanced diet. 


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.

  1. 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
  2. Demirel AF, Cak B. Discussions of effect A1 and A2 milk beta-casein gene on health. APDV. 2018; 3(2):1-6.

Important notice

Breastfeeding is best for babies. Follow-on milk is only for babies  over 6 months , as part of a mixed diet. It should not be used as a breastmilk substitute before 6 months. The decision to start weaning including the use of this product before 6 months should be made only on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian, pharmacist or other professional responsible for maternal and child care, based on baby's individual needs.  Use Toddler milk as part of a varied, balanced diet from 1 year.

Our highest quality standards

At Cow & Gate we test our range to high standards so you can be sure you are making the right choice when you choose our baby and toddler milks or foods.

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