Loulouka FAQ

Why would I give my baby organic baby formula? And why Loulouka, specifically?

If you choose organic formula, you choose a product with ingredients of organic origin. No artificial colors, aromas and flavors, preservatives or genetically modified ingredients were used. Organic farming also focuses on animal welfare, sustainability and harmony with nature.

Loulouka is prepared with organic milk and does not contain palm oil or soy. We can supply our high-quality product based on Swiss milk and produced professionally.

The fact that Loulouka’s organic qualities have been certified in Europe, also means that many of our business processes, in the farms, the production facilities and our warehouses, are regulated and inspected by independent institutions.

  • Breastfeeding is the best form of nutrition for babies.

What makes Swiss agriculture and milk stand out?

Farmers in Switzerland pay a lot of attention to their cows. On average, they keep only 23 cows per farm, allowing them to give them all the attention. Cows can roam freely in the Swiss Alps. And in summer, they are given furlough: this way, they can rest up before heading back into the stables.

Why do you use coconut oil instead of palm oil?

Why not? Palm oil is often used because it is the ‘standard’ oil and is easily available. But we prefer to use coconut oil. Through this adjustment, we want to make a sustainable contribution to the environment.

Loulouka is a Dutch company, so why are your products made in Switzerland?

Our founders met and started their business in the Netherlands. This is where we’ll stay. But we found the milk source to fit our vision in Switzerland. Our milk is therefore processed into baby formula in the Swiss mountains. After that, it is transported to our warehouses in the Netherlands.

What is the correct way to prepare the baby formula?

Follow the steps below:

  1. Wash your hands carefully. Sterilize the bottle, teat and ring. You can do this by immersing them in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes, for example.
  2. Boil fresh drinking water and let it cool down to about 40 to 50 C°. Pour half of the water into the bottle (see the feeding schedule for the exact amounts).
  3. Loosely fill the supplied measuring spoon with a serving of the formula and level it off. Add the recommended serving of formula to the bottle. Close the bottle and shake vigorously.
  4. Add the remaining water and shake again until the powder is dissolved. Let the milk cool to drinking temperature (about 37°C). Always check the temperature of the milk before feeding.

Stage 1 Loulouka

Stage 2 Loulouka

Stage 3 Loulouka

Can I prep the baby formula in advance?

You surely can! It is hard enough raising a baby, let alone preparing the formula before each feeding. You can make the bottles and keep them in a refrigerator for up to 12 hours.

Where can I buy Loulouka?

Loulouka is for sale within the European Union. We are working hard to make Loulouka directly available to customers in countries outside of the EU. You may find our products at sellers outside of the EU. We don’t promote these sellers.

You can buy Loulouka on this website, through Bol.com and at a number of drugstores. If you buy at loulouka.nl, Loulouka will be delivered within 2 work days in the Netherlands. Within Europe, we have a delivery time of up to 5 work days.

Do you guys really have a cow named Loulouka?

We sure do! But for privacy reasons, we can’t share her location 😉.

Can I change brands and give my baby Loulouka from now on?

Consult your pediatrician for any questions regarding changing your child’s diet.

How long can I use Loulouka?

Loulouka can be used for three weeks after opening the package. This should be plenty of time within a regular diet. How long you give your baby Loulouka, depends on the age and diet of your child. If you have any questions concerning your child´s diet, please contact a pediatrician.

Which quality standards does your company meet?

Quality is of the utmost importance to Loulouka! That is why our entire supply chain meets the following standards and norms:

  • ISO certification 22000 for food safety management system processes
  • SKAL certification for organic products
  • Swiss organic regulations
  • Swiss organic farming regulations
  • HACCP certification
  • Suisse Guarantee certification
  • Switzerland – US equivalence regime

Is there DHA in Loulouka?

Yes, in the Loulouka formulas DHA is added according the new 2020 European regulation. DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid), also more commonly known as fish-oil is used in formulas to support braind development and eye-sight.

Is there ARA in Loulouka?

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are structural components of cell membranes and especially DHA and ARA are found in abundance in cell membranes of the brain.

Bio-organic products only contain those nutrients and ingredients needed legally to be added to these types of products.

Most of the nutrients are mandatory and some are voluntarily. In the new EU law DHA is mandatory and ARA is voluntarily.

However from LA you make the offers yourself using enzymes.

Omega 3 = ALA and DHA and you can turn ALA into DHA via steps.

Omega 6 = LA and ARA and you can turn LA into ARA through steps.

 

Is there LA/ALA in Loulouka?

  • α-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA) are essential, polyunsaturated fatty acids; they cannot be synthesised by the body and have to be supplied by food.
  • They are the parents of the omega-3 and omega-6 families.
  • ALA is the parent of the Ω/ω/omega-3 or n-3 family. ALA is a precursor of DHA.
  • ALA is converted via eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) with the help of specific enzymes and via various other fatty acids into the LCPUFA docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
  • LA is the parent of the Ω/ω /omega-6 or n-6 family. LA is a precursor of ARA.
  • LA is converted via γ-linolenic acid (gamma-linolenic acid, GLA) with the help of specific enzymes and via various other fatty acids into the LCPUFA arachidonic acid (ARA).

Is GOS in Loulouka?

  • Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) belong to the group of prebiotics or prebiotic fibers.
  • GOS are produced from lactose with the help of enzymes.
  • Human milk contains diverse soluble oligosaccharides (human milk oligosaccharides – HMOS).GOS are present in breast milk.

What milk source is used in Loulouka?

Loulouka is being produced in Switzerland with mostly local products. The milk is the base of any formula, some factories by the milkpowder, we at Loulouka use fresh milk from Swiss farms and produce the product from the start till the end.

We get many questions about why change to skimmed milk and not use whole milk anymore?

We now use skimmed milk with an adapted and optimized fat mixture in order to fulfill the legal requirements of the EU and Swiss legislation standards.

With regard to total fat, fatty acid profile, DHA amount, protein content and the ratio of whey to casein, the recipes are optimally formulated to meet the needs of the respective age group and the legal requirements.

With whole milk the fat level is always different depending on season or feed. So to make sure you meet the standards a fatty acid profile of vegatable oils is added to formulas (sunflower, rapeseed and in our case coconut instead of palm oil). As due to changes in every milk batch you have to adjust the process. In general there is not that much milkfat from the base, not enough to meet the standards of the EU.

 

So now to optimize the process and quality standards we briefly heat the milk to stabalize the fatlevel and add after the fatty oil bled to it to create the same level according the regulations and standards.

As you see we use the same milk and create the same result but making it more standard to make sure we comply and make sure we create what we want.