Gerber debuts A2 milk innovations for infants, toddlers
Gerber is making its two new A2 milk innovations — Gerber Good Start A2 Infant Formula and Good Start A2 Toddler Drink — available to consumers.
Containing a combination of easy-to-digest A2 milk, the probiotic L. reuteri and the prebiotic 2’-FL HMO, both products were designed to help give infants and toddlers advanced digestive support, the company said.
“At Gerber, we're continuously evolving our product line to introduce new innovations like our A2 infant formula and toddler drink to meet the unique needs of your little one,” Gao Dan, business executive of infant formula at Gerber, said. “Until now, an A2 infant formula had not been available in the U.S. market. Given its popularity in places like Australia and China, we are thrilled to respond to the call from parents to bring an A2 infant formula to the U.S. and introduce a first-of-its-kind A2 toddler drink.”
In addition, Gerber partnered with Cayuga Milk Ingredients and its family-owned dairy farms in the Finger Lakes region of New York to source the A2 milk used in the formulas, the Arlington, Va.-based company said.
“These products were formulated with a unique combination of milk with A2 β-casein, HMO and probiotics to promote gut health in infants and children,” pediatric gastroenterologist and Gerber medical director Joel Lim said. “The infant formula contains a protein blend of whey and casein in a 70:30 ratio similar to breast milk. The probiotic L. reuteri and the prebiotic 2'-FL HMO, which is structurally identical to the predominant HMO in breast milk, found in both the formula and toddler drink together support gut barrier function, digestive health and the developing immune system.”
Gerber’s Good Start A2 Infant Formula and Good Start A2 Toddler Drink are available on Amazon.com, and at such retailers as Walmart, Walgreens, Giant Eagle, H-E-B, Hy-Vee, Kroger, Meijer and select Wakefern Food-owned retailers.