Preparation / storage
Be sure to store Kendamil in a cool, dry place before and after opening.
For the best before date of your Kendamil product, see the base of your can or back of your cereal box. Once opened, use Kendamil milks within 4 weeks.
Did you notice that Kendamil can be frothier than other milks you've made and wonder why? Well, it’s to do with our recipe. Our formulations are made using natural whole milk, rather than a combination of skimmed milk, bulking agents, and cheap vegetable oil substitutes that are common with other manufacturers. Our commitment to removing the use of environmentally damaging palm oil means we do not use emulsifiers and foam inhibitors, which are derived from this ingredient.
If you'd like to reduce this frothiness, we suggest mixing the formula rather than shaking, which should reduce the amount of foam. The milk may still appear foamy but this will go to the top of the bottle when feeding.
Your little one should consume their Kendamil milk within 2 hours of you preparing it.
Our formula is prepared using 1 scoop of formula per 1oz of water so the ratio we advise is a little different to the one you have previously used but rest assured that it is still packed with all the nutrients and good stuff that your baby needs. You can check out how we compare to the brands you’ll be more familiar with over on our website - here
Oh! And don’t worry about needing twice the number of tins - our scoops are half the size of the standard US ones.
As you may know, Kendamil is a UK company and our instructions state that you should prepare each bottle with freshly boiled water, following the direction on the can, right before feeding. This is in line with the advice given by the UK National Health Service - regardless of the manufacturer or origin.
We do understand that this differs slightly from the advice that is given by the FDA and would therefore suggest checking with your paediatrician for any further clarification if you have any concerns.
Ingredients / products
Our milks are made up of a whole milk formulation with full fat milk. This is in contrast to most other formulas that use nasties like palm oil, palm kernel and vegetable oils as 30% of their powder.
At Kendamil, we believe that adding whole milk to provide a natural mammal fat source is by far the best formulation for your baby's needs and it also reduces the amount of vegetable oils we have to use to reach the correct fat content. Additionally, using whole milk means we naturally provide Milk Fat Globule Membrane (or MFGM) which is found in breastmilk and is linked to cognitive development.
We are incredibly proud that absolutely no Kendamil products contain palm oil!
Aside from the environmental benefits of avoiding palm oil which we are very passionate about, it’s also good news for your little one. Studies like this one suggest that palm oil can have a negative impact on infants ability to absorb fats and calcium. Other studies such as this one have also found that palm oil in formula can make stools harder, meaning constipation in some cases.
Good for your baby and good for their planet!
Nope! Kendamil uniquely uses plant based DHA and unlike most other milks, we don’t use any fish oil!
Aside from creating a much better tasting formula for your little one, avoiding fish oil means we avoid another potential allergen and uniquely source our DHA from a much purer (and premium) source, marine algae. Marine algae is a more natural source of DHA and aligns with our sustainability efforts by ensuring that we don’t contribute to over-fishing which destroys ocean food chains and coral reefs.
Plus - Avoiding Fish Oil makes us uniquely vegetarian friendly!
The difference between our Organic and Classic range is related to the origin of their ingredients. All of our organic ingredients including our milk are sourced entirely from Organic farms, which in the case of dairy make up only 1% of the world’s farms. It can take over 2 years to convert a standard farm into an Organic one because of the changes that have to be made to the land, the animal feed and the way the animals are treated. The outcome is better animal welfare and higher nutritional quality due to lack of GMOs, pesticides or herbicides.
All of our Organic product are certified by two of the highest standard bodies in the world, the EU Organic Certification and the UK Soil Association.
All of our Kendamil milks have a 2 year shelf life from the date of manufacture, which is marked on each specific can.
Kendamil Classic can be found in all Target stores (approximately 1900 sites nationwide) and Kendamil Organic will also be available in selected stores. We will be adding more stores and retailers nationwide in the weeks and months to come - for the latest updates, visit us at us.kendamil.com
Yes, absolutely. We develop the most sustainable formulas in the world.
We have the lowest carbon footprint in the industry, sourcing our milk from British farms, our whey from Somerset, our vitamins and minerals from Kent and our essential oils from Yorkshire. Our factory is also powered exclusively by 100% renewable energy.
Absolutely! That's why you won't find any palm oil or fish oil in our milks.
By avoiding fish oil and instead using plant based sources of DHA, we are protecting depleted fish stocks. By avoiding palm oil, we are protecting rainforests, wildlife and indigenous communities.
Good for your little one, and the environment!
Dietary / religious requirement
Our facility is Halal inspected and our Classic, Organic and Goat Kendamil products are Halal certified.
Our Super-Kosher ‘Mehadrin’ milks and Non-Kosher milks are designed to be as similar as possible and they both meet the EU regulations for infant formula, containing all necessary nutrients and are complete products suitable for your baby.
The primary difference between the two is that the source of the dairy ingredients are different in order to meet the requirements to be Super-Kosher. Our Super-Kosher formula allows for the product to be consumed during Passover as it conforms with the strictest level of compliance. A Rabbi supervises every step of the process including the milking, pasteurisation, spray drying and packing of each batch produced, and the processes never take place on a Friday. Our Super-Kosher products also do not contain GOS (prebiotic) as it isn’t available in a form that meets the strict requirements of Mehadrin.
Yes, it is. Kendamil is fully compliant with the FDA’s standards and regulations.
Kendamil was the first international supplier approved by the FDA as part of Operation Fly Formula because we are trusted by them.
As a company, we have 60 years of heritage behind us and have intentionally been designing products that are suitable for use by families in the USA for several years now. This reflects our commitment not only to the US market but also to helping parents in both the short term and long term.
Kendamil’s unique whole milk recipe provides a more naturally-derived fat source for your baby and reduces the amount of vegetable oils in our formula (we proudly use no palm oil, fish oil or soya).
Whole milk also uniquely provides your little one a natural source of Milk Fat Globule Membrane (or MFGM), as identified in human breastmilk and uniquely included in Kendamil’s full-cream recipe.
We have been working hand in hand with the FDA for the last three years on our trial. It has taken this amount of time because Kendamil uses certain innovative ingredients (whole natural milk fats, natural HMO’s and natural MFGM) which are unique to our products and which the FDA has been very supportive of including in our recipe. We have completed the necessary animal trials and are currently in the final stages of the clinical trial with infants.Our factory has also been supplying infant formula to families across the world for over 60 years.
We are currently in contact with the FDA every week to ensure that any parents and infants who start the journey with Kendamil can continue on it. We are also in the final stages of completing our clinical trial for the USA which will demonstrate to the FDA that our products provide adequate growth for infants and, as part of our ongoing commitment to serving parents across the US long term, we have also invested several million dollars in our factory enabling us to double our capacity.