Kendamil Classic Baby Formula: The Ultimate Guide

By: Suzanne Renee' - Updated December 17, 2023 - 9 Minute Read

Kendamil Classic Baby Formula | The Milky Box

Serving families for over 60 years, Kendamil has a long and dependable history of producing the highest quality organic baby formula available. Garnering royal appointments and numerous awards, Kendamil’s innovation and commitment to quality have been at the forefront of European formulas. Kendamil Classic range provides whole cream and palm oil-free infant formula.

In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about Kendamil Classic baby formula. 

Kendamil Formula: History

Kendamil is made exclusively in the United Kingdom. Built on over 60 years of expertise in infant nutrition and located in the heart of the English Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kendamil is a family business committed to developing the world’s most premium, natural, traceable, and sustainable organic formulation. Kendamil’s Promise of Closer to Nature, Kinder by Miles is true at every stage of the Kendamil formula-making process.

Kendamil’s unique advantages trace back to its founder’s commitment to sustainability. As a farmer, Ross McMahon was passionate about developing premium infant formula, exclusively using local, traceable ingredients to guarantee quality from seed to bottle. He partnered with Steve McCann, an industry expert with over 40 years of experience in infant formulations, to create Kendamil in 2016.

This innovation became a reality as Kendamil worked hand-in-hand with 220 local organic farms around the English Lake District to meet the highest standards of organic farming, animal welfare, and milk quality. This collaboration enables Kendamil to include the industry’s highest levels of natural mammal fats.

Kendamil Baby Formula

Many over-the-counter big-brand American formulas contain non-lactose sugars, soy, and heavy metals. On the other hand, Kendamil baby formula is nutrition that you can trust.

Families will never find toxic ingredients, additives, or cost-saving measures in sourcing or manufacturing.

At the very basics, Kendamil follows strict European requirements that exceed all US standard regulations for baby formulas. By in large, Kendamil’s use of locally sourced ingredients from the Lake District and other local regions provides intangible benefits for the quality of their infant and toddler formulas.

Kendamil Classic: Baby Formula Ingredients 

The benefits of what is left out of Kendamil Classic are just as significant as the ingredients. Kendamil provides infant nutrition that leaves out pesticides, herbicides, or non-medical antibiotics, even in trace amounts.

You never have to worry about unseen contents allowing the whole milk nutrition of Kendamil to shine.

Whole Milk 

Kendamil formula uses predominantly whole milk. They believe that adding whole milk to provide a natural mammal fat source is the best formulation for your baby’s needs (and is better than any vegetable oil).

Kendamil Classic whole milk baby formulas also uniquely provide your little one a natural source of Milk Fat Globule Membrane (or MFGM), as identified in human breast milk. This ingredient is uniquely included in Kendamil’s full-cream recipe.

Milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) is a vital heterogeneous mixture of proteins (many glycosylated), phospholipids, sphingolipids, gangliosides, choline, sialic acid, and cholesterol, which is lacking in many infant formulas and is often replaced by vegetable oils.

Many of these components have been shown to have biological effects and are particularly useful concerning the immune system and neurodevelopment.

Baby Formula Without Palm Oil

Kendamil Classic’s unique whole milk recipe allows them to design your baby’s nutrition without palm oil, fish oil, and soy oil.

Linked to devastating environmental damage, palm oil, which is not a sustainable source, can threaten rainforest and wildlife populations. Choosing Kendamil Classic means saying no to palm oil for a recipe that is kinder to babies and protects the world they will inherit.

Vegetarian Baby Formula

By sourcing Omega 3 from marine algae and avoiding animal rennet in Kendamil formula production process, Kendamil is uniquely certified Vegetarian!

The special ingredient also gives all stages of Kendamil Classics the signature great taste and smell that parents and babies enjoy.

Formula Closest to Breastmilk

Kendamil Infant Formula goes out of the way to provide nutrition as close to the gold standard as possible. With both Omega 3 (DHA), for eye and cognitive development, and Omega 6 (ARA), essential for brain and muscle development, plus the pre-biotic GOS, which naturally aids in soothing digestive distress and promotes the absorption of minerals and enhances the child's immune system.

ALA and LA essential fatty acids are also added to Kendamil Classic. This is essential because, unlike other fatty acids, your little one’s body cannot make them, so they MUST be obtained from breast milk or formulas that closely mimic breast milk.

Vitamins and Minerals

Kendamil Formula is produced with only 100 percent British cow's milk, which is naturally abundant in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin D, and zinc.

Kendamil Classic’s perfect balance of micronutrients at each stage ensures your baby will be nourished in a way that will meet all developmental and physical demands of busy days and growing nights.

Kendamil Classic Graphic | The Milky Box

Kendamil Classic Baby Formula: Award Winning 

What makes Kendamil so award-winning? While other brands, such as those found in the US, use vegetable oils like palm oil as the primary source of fat content, Kendamil formula uniquely uses the goodness of whole milk fats. It mixes these with essential fatty acids in rapeseed, sunflower, and coconut oil as emphasized in numerous Kendamil formula reviews to provide an alternative that’s kinder to their tummies and the planet. 

Each ingredient in Kendamil Classic formulas is made by producing the best quality baby milk to sustainably support your baby’s development.

Kendamil Formula: Award Winning

🏆The Mother & Baby 2021 Awards: Gold in the "Best Bottle-Feeding Product" category

🏆New Product Award for the Baby & Infant Care Category: Kendamil ‘Classic Follow on’ Formula.

🏆Kendamil Classic is OFFICIALLY recognized as one of the TOP 5 FASTEST growing brands!!

Kendamil Organic Baby Formula

The are minor differences between our Organic and Classic ranges. The most significant difference is in organic certification. 

Kendamil Organic vs Classic Graphic | The Milky Box

Kendamil Formula: Classic Range and Stages 

There are three stages of Kendamil in the Classic range that will provide your little one with a perfect balance of nutrition. Kendamil Classic has thoughtfully designed powdered formulas from birth through toddler years to support daily growth and development

Kendamil Classic Stage 1 

From birth to 6 months, this Kendamil Classic Stage 1 is designed to replicate natural breast milk closely.

This stage has an easy-to-digest 60:40 whey/casein blend, 100% full cream cow’s milk, a natural source of milk fat globule membrane (MFGM), and galactooligosaccharides(3-GLs).

Your baby can stay at this stage until you start introducing solid foods at around 6 months.

Kendamil Classic Stage 2

The main ingredient in Kendamil Classic Stage 2 is full cream, whole British cow’s milk.

This stage is designed for ages 6-12 months and is designed with a ratio of 50% whey and 50% casein to mimic the natural transition of breastmilk for the older baby.

This Kendamil formula is higher in minerals naturally found in milk, like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, and is more satisfying for the on-the-go baby.

Kendamil Classic Stage 3

Kendamil Classic Stage 3 is for busy bodies and minds of 12 months and onward. This “toddler milk” is perfect for introducing into a cup and filling in nutritional gaps from a newly introduced solid food diet.

Based on a whey-to-casein ratio of 20% whey to 80% casein, this formula allows children over a year to be ready to be weaned onto a healthy whole-food diet. The iron and calcium content are higher than Stage 2 to meet the needs of bone growth at this age as well.

Kendamil Formula

Each stage of the award-winning Kendamil Classic is available at The Milky Box along with Kendamil Organic and Kendamil Organic Goat Milk Formulas.

Kendamil formulas support your baby's physical growth and cognitive development today while providing nutrition to build a solid foundation for a healthy tomorrow.

Frequently Ask Questions

Why does Kendamil Formula use whole milk?

Kendamil formula is made up of a whole milk recipe with full-fat dairy. They believe that adding whole milk to provide a natural mammal fat source is the best formulation for your baby’s needs and reduces the ratio of vegetable oils Kendamil must use to reach the correct fat content. Additionally, using whole milk means we naturally provide Milk Fat Globule Membrane (or MFGM) found in breast milk and linked to cognitive development.

Why is Kendamil milk 'frothier,’ and can I reduce it?

Kendamil 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; this can cause a foamy or frothy look.

If you'd like to reduce this frothiness, it is suggested to mix the formula rather than shake, 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.

How long after preparing the Kendamil formula does my infant have to consume it?

Your little one should consume their Kendamil formula within 2 hours of you preparing it.


Please be aware that this information is based on general trends in babies, and it is not medical advice. Your doctor should be your first source of information and advice when considering any changes to your child’s formula and when choosing your child’s formula. Always consult your pediatrician before making any decisions about your child’s diet or if you notice any changes in your child.

Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for your baby because breast milk provides your child with all the essential nutrients they need for growth and development. Please consult your pediatrician if your child requires supplemental feeding.

Suzanne Renee' is an accomplished professional with extensive expertise in the area of infant nutrition, dedicated to promoting the health and wellbeing of children. She started this journey as a foster parent. Suzanne has emerged as a strong proponent of the European baby formula and has become a full time writer of the subject. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking and going to church.

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Dr. Wood is a licensed naturopathic doctor, with a doctorate degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Canada. He received his post-graduation certification in Mind Body Medicine at Harvard University.

With 15 years of experience, Dr. Wood is an Associate Professor of Holistic Nutrition at the American College of Health Sciences in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Wood is an educator, clinician, author, media figure, consultant, and owns his own holistic (naturopathic) medical practice in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Wood is currently researching and drafting books on cancer and pediatrics.

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