Cow & Gate

Cow & Gate

Cow and Gate

This page relates to Cow and Gate milk and food. It surprises many people that most of their milk is not suitable for vegetarians.

Cow and Gate declare none of their products are Suitable for Vegetarians due to Fish Oils and Animal Rennet being used during processing. However Aptamil have suitable for Vegetarian options for like for like products.

Cow and Gate and Aptamil are sister companies so you may find ingredients to be similar but Cow and Gate have confirmed, Aptamil sometimes operates differently so cannot guarantee product quality. Looking closely at the ingredients of similar products, they are very similar.

Saying this, just because the products are not suitable for vegetarians, does not mean they are not Halal. Cow and Gate do not have a formal list of Halal products therefore we have got confirmation of each product they sell.

The products are claimed to be Halal Approved by the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence UK (same organisation that certifies Nandos Chicken). However not all products of the same category are halal approved. For example, The First Instant milk is halal approved in the 800g and 200ml range, but not the 1 litre range. This is because it is made in a different factory and the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence UK have not approved it as of yet.

After speaking to Cow and Gate, they do confirm the ingredients are the same as well as the processing methods, so technically if one is halal then the other is halal too. We are getting in touch with the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence UK to understand their approval process, as we feel, if the 200ml is halal, then so should the 1l be.

You can read our Aptamil post here.

You may also notice the products contain Taurine, Cow and Gate confirm this is synthetic.

Please review the products below: We have bracketed halal approved products.

How the Milk is made

“Our products begin as cow’s milk from selected dairy farms in Europe. We use our 100 years of experience to create a blend of ingredients adapted to your baby’s specific stage that we then mix with the milk.

Our follow-on milk and growing up milks contain key nutrients like calcium, vitamin D for normal bone development and iron to support normal cognitive development.

Our products are packed into specially designed formats. For our baby and toddler powder milks a scoop is added to make sure every feed you make has the recommended amount of powder for your little one, as part of a varied and balanced diet.

Final checks, including batch sampling before and after packing also takes place so you can rest assured that when you are buying Cow & Gate baby and toddler milks, we’ve made all efforts to bring you a safe and quality assured product.”

Cow and Gate website

Breastfeeding

Cow and Gate also say on their website, Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. If you are a breastfeeding mum or mum-to-be who’s planning on breastfeeding, it’s important that you eat a healthy, balanced diet. You should also be aware that combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breast milk and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. The social and financial implications of using an infant milk should be considered. Improper use of an infant milk or inappropriate foods or feeding methods may present a health hazard, so if you decide to use an infant milk be sure to follow manufacturer’s instructions for use carefully. Failure to follow the instructions could make your baby ill. Always consult your healthcare professional for advice about feeding your baby.

You can read on the benefits of breastfeeding here.

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Milks

Pre-term or low birth weight

  • Nutriprem human milk fortifier (From birth, 2.2g sachet, hospital use only) (Not Halal Approved)
  • Nutriprem 2 post-discharge formula (From birth, 200ml ready-to-use bottle) (Not Halal Approved)
  • Nutriprem protein supplement (From birth, 50 x 1g sachets, hospital use only) (Not Halal Approved)
  • Nutriprem 1 (From birth, 70ml ready-to-use bottle, hospital use only) (Not Halal Approved)
  • Hydrolised nutriprem (From birth, 90ml ready-to-use bottle, hospital use only) (Not Halal Approved)
  • Nutriprem 2 post-discharge formula (From birth, 90ml ready-to-use bottle) (Not Halal Approved)
  • Nutriprem 2 post-discharge formula (From birth, 800g tin) (Not Halal Approved)

First infant milk

  • 1 litre ready-to-use bottle (Baby 0-12 months) (Halal however exercise caution as not Halal Approved by IIJU)
  • 800g EaZypack (Baby 0-12 months) (Halal Approved)
  • 200ml ready-to-use Bottle (Baby 0-12 months) (Halal Approved)
  • 4 x 200ml ready-to-use bottles (Baby 0-12 months) (Halal Approved)
  • Starter pack 6x70ml ready-to-use bottles (Baby 0-12 months)(Halal Approved)

Infant milk for hungrier babies

  • 800g EaZypack (Baby 0-12 months) (Halal Approved)
  • 200ml ready-to-use Bottle (Baby 0-12 months) (Halal Approved)
  • 1 litre ready-to-use bottle (Baby 0-12 months) (Halal however exercise caution as not Halal Approved by IIJU)

Specialist milks

  • Anti-reflux baby milk (Baby 0-12 months, 800g EaZypack) (Not Halal Approved)
  • Instant carobel (From birth, thickening agent, 135g pack) (Not Halal Approved)
  • Comfort baby milk (Baby 0-12 months, 800g EaZypack) (Not Halal Approved)

Follow-on milk

  • 1 litre ready-to-use bottle (Baby 0-12 months) (Halal however exercise caution as not Halal Approved by IIJU)
  • 800g EaZypack (Baby 0-12 months) (Halal Approved)
  • 200ml ready-to-use Bottle (Baby 0-12 months (Halal Approved) )
  • 4 x 200ml ready-to-use bottles (Baby 0-12 months) (Halal Approved)

Toddler 1-3 years

  • 1 litre ready-to-use carton (Baby 0-12 months) (Not Halal Approved)
  • 800g EaZypack (Baby 0-12 months) (Halal Approved)
  • 200ml ready-to-use carton (Baby 0-12 months (Halal Approved)

Growing up milk 2-3 years

  • 1 litre ready-to-use carton (Baby 0-12 months) (Halal however exercise caution as not Halal Approved by IIJU)
  • 800g EaZypack (Baby 0-12 months) (Halal Approved)
  • 200ml ready-to-use carton (Baby 0-12 months) (Halal Approved)
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Foods

Stage 1: 4-6 months

4-6 months breakfast

  • Creamy porridge 125g pack (Halal)
  • Fruity porridge 125g pack (Halal)
  • Banana porridge 125g pack (Halal)
  • Baby rice 100g pack (Halal)

4-6 months lunch & dinner

  • Butternut squash & salmon 125g jar (Halal)
  • Creamed carrot & potato 125g jar (Halal)
  • Cauliflower cheese 125g jar (Halal)

4-6 months dessert

  • Tasty apple & orange 125g jar (Halal)
  • Bursting apple, banana & berries 125g jar (Halal)
  • Tasty apple & blueberry 125g jar (Halal)
  • Juicy apple & mango 125g jar (Halal)
  • Apple & banana pots 4 x 100g pots (Halal)
  • Juicy apple & strawberry 125g jar (Halal)
  • Fruit cocktail pots 4 x 100g pots (Halal)
  • Delicious peach & apple 125g jar (Halal)
  • Yummy banana yoghurt 125g jar (Halal)
  • Apple & pear pots 4 x 100g pots (Halal)
  • Apple & plum pots 4 x 100g pots (Halal)
  • Apple, orange & banana pots 4 x 100g pots (Halal)
  • Tempting orchard fruits 125g jar (Halal)
  • Apple, kiwi & pineapple pots 4 x 100g pots (Halal)
  • Fruit mix multipack 4 x 100g pouches (Halal)
  • Fruit mix 100g pouch (Halal)
  • Apple, strawberry & banana 100g pouch (Halal)
  • Apple & banana multipack 4 x 100g pouches (Halal)
  • Apple & pear 100g pouch (Halal)
  • Apple & pear multipack 4 x 100g pouches (Halal)
  • Apple & banana 100g pouch (Halal)
  • Apple, blackcurrant & banana pots 4 x 100g pots (Halal)
  • Apple, guava & pineapple pots 4 x 100g pots (Halal)
  • Banana, mango & coconut 100g pouch (Halal)
  • Apple, apricot & strawberry pots 4 x 100g pots (Halal)
  • Apple, mango & passion fruit pots 4 x 100g pots (Halal)

6+ months breakfast

  • Banana semolina porridge 210g pack (Halal)
  • Multigrain porridge with buckwheat 210g pack (Halal)

6+ months dessert

  • Rice pudding 125g jar (Halal)
  • Mango & spelt with Greek style yoghurt 100g pouch (Halal)
  • Egg custard 125g jar (Halal)
  • Apple & strawberry with spelt 100g pouch (Halal)
  • Apple, apricot & millet 100g pouch (Halal)
  • Papaya & wholegrain rice with Greek style yoghurt 100g pouch (Halal)

Stage 2: 7+ months

7+ months breakfast

  • Multigrain banana porridge 200g pack (Halal)
  • Multigrain porridge with oats and barley 210g pack (Halal)
  • Tropical fruit cereal 200g pack (Halal)
  • Orchard fruit multigrain porridge with millet 210g pack (Halal)

7+ months lunch & dinner

  • Tasty cottage pie 200g jar (Not Halal)
  • Potato, spinach & beef 200g jar (Not Halal)
  • One-pot pork & veggies with potato Little bowls (Not Halal)
  • Creamy cauliflower & pork 200g jar (Not Halal)
  • Creamy pasta with spinach Little bowls (Not Halal – Contains Nutmeg)
  • Tasty tomato & courgette pasta 200g jar (Halal)
  • Cauliflower cheese 200g jar (Halal)
  • Courgette & hake rice 200g jar (Halal)
  • Steamed cod & veggies with herb couscous (Little bowls) (Halal)

7+ months dessert

  • Orchard fruit yoghurt 200g jar (Halal)
  • Bursting berries & bananas 200g jar (Halal)
  • Apple crumble 200g jar (Halal)
  • Peach, apple & kiwi 200g jar (Halal)
  • Apple, pear & raspberry 200g jar (Halal)
  • Banana crumble 200g jar (Halal)
  • Orchard fruit crumble 200g jar (Halal)
  • Fruity crumble 200g jar (Halal)
  • Rice pudding 200g jar (Halal)
  • Apple & blueberry yoghurt 200g (Halal)
  • Scrumptious peach & mango 200g jar (Halal)

7+ months snack

  • Original dairy pots 6 x 55g pots (Halal)
  • Pear & berries rice cakes 40g pack (Halal)
  • Apple & orange rice cakes 40g pack (Halal)

Stage 3: 10+ months

10+ months breakfast

  • My first banana muesli 330g pack (Halal)
  • My first muesli 330g pack (Halal)

10+ months Lunch and Dinner

  • heesy broccoli bake 250g jar (Halal)
  • Pasta with tomato, spinach & cheese 230g steam tray (Halal)
  • Tuna, courgette & pasta 250g jar (Halal)
  • Creamy veggies & cod 230g steam tray (Halal)

10+ months snack

  • Pumpkin and rosemary breadsticks 100g pack (Halal)
  • Tomato & basil breadsticks 100 pack (Halal)

Stage 4: 12+ months

12+ months snack

  • Peach and pear dairy pots 6 x 55g pots (Halal)
  • Strawberry dairy pots 6 x 55g pots (Halal)
Foods – Not halal

4-6 months lunch & dinner

  • Creamed cottage pie 125g jar
  • Chicken Sunday lunch 125g ja 
  • Carrot & lamb hotpot 125g jar
  • Mini beef casserole 125g jar
  • My first Bolognese 125g jar
  • Veggie & turkey risotto 125g jar
  • Tasty pumpkin & chicken 125g jar
  • Carrot & chicken risotto 125g jar

7+ months lunch & dinner

  • Tasty cottage pie 200g jar
  • Potato, spinach & beef 200g jar 
  • One-pot pork & veggies with potato Little bowls
  • Creamy cauliflower & pork 200g jar
  • Creamy pasta with spinach Little bowls (Contains Nutmeg)
  • Yummy harvest chicken 200g jar
  • Cauliflower cheese 200g jar 
  • Herby chicken casserole with herbs (Little bowls)
  • Butternut squash, chicken & pasta 200g jar
  • Mashed potato, beef & veggies with herbs Little bowls
  • Garden pea & turkey pie 200g jar 
  • Potato & turkey roast 200g jar 
  • Succulent pork casserole 200g jar 
  • Scrummy spaghetti Bolognese 200g jar

10+ months lunch & dinner

  • Sunday lunch with veggies & chicken 230g steam tray
  • Pasta with chicken, tomato & mushroom 230g steam tray
  • Cauliflower & turkey pie 250g jar
  • Sweet potato, mash & chicken 230g steam tray
  • Spaghetti Bolognese 230g steam tray
  • Spaghetti Bolognese 250g jar
  • Chicken & tomato risotto 250g jar
  • Veggie & turkey risotto 250g jar 
  • Courgette & chicken pasta 250g jar
  • Creamy cottage pie 230g steam tray
  • Veggie & turkey casserole 250g jar

Stage 4: 12+ months

12+ months lunch & dinner

  • Vegetable, chicken and mango curry 230g steam tray
  • Paella with veggies, fish and turkey 230g steam tray 
  • Tomato, sweet pepper sauce & turkey 230g steam tray

Recipes may change so always check the ingredients on the pack.


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