Toddlers can often experience digestive discomfort from cow’s milk formula and are unable to tolerate it. However, some parents may find that once they switch to goat’s milk formula these negative reactions may disappear or improve. So what are the real benefits of goat’s milk toddler formula compared to cow’s milk formula?
The fat content in cow’s milk infant formula and goat’s milk toddler formula are approximately the same, but there is a crucial difference between the two. The fat molecules in goat’s milk toddler formula are a lot smaller than the fat molecules in cow’s milk, which means that goat’s milk toddler formula is easier to digest for toddlers.
When milk reaches the stomach, it forms a hard substance, also referred to as curd. Because of the smaller fat molecules in the goat’s milk, the curd in the stomach is softer and therefore easier to digest.
Toddlers can be sensitive to the A1 casein protein found in cow’s milk. When a toddler is sensitive to this specific protein, they will have problems digesting it, causing allergic reactions such as abdominal cramping, reflux and vomiting. The A1 casein protein can cause not only inflammation of the stomach but also lead to problems such as irritable bowels syndrome, acne, eczema and even auto-immune diseases. Contrary to cow’s milk, goat’s milk does not contain this complex protein and yet still provides all the essential proteins needed for growth and development in toddlers.
Goat’s milk toddler formula contains a higher percentage of minerals and vitamins than that of cow’s milk formula, which will benefit the growth and development of your toddler. Goat’s milk toddler formula contains a higher percentage of calcium, vitamin B-6, vitamin A, potassium, niacin and copper all necessary for a growing body.
Goat’s milk is also naturally rich in selenium. Selenium is a trace mineral that is extremely important for cognitive functioning and the immune system. It also has a number of antioxidant properties, which means that this trace mineral protects the cells of the body against damage.
Goat’s milk has natural prebiotic oligos, which are natural fibres that ferment in the gut and provide an optimal environment for the good bacteria (probiotics) to live in. This therefore assists your toddler with their digestion, nutritional absorption and helps to build a stronger immune system.
Goat’s milk formula has several attributes that cause it to be a far superior choice to that of cow’s milk formula. Goat’s milk toddler formula is less allergenic, easier to digest, lactose intolerant friendly and biochemically superior to that of cow’s milk formula.
Oli6 goat’s milk formula has been carefully formulated to the highest infant formula standards and contains optimal levels of essential nutrients to support the healthy development of your toddler and provide the foundation for a healthy life.
Our infant formula provides a complete and gentle nutrition for infants and is easily processed by the body helping to support digestive comfort. The lack of agglutinin with the presence of medium chain fatty acids and smaller fat particles in goat’s milk mean that it is naturally homogenised and easy for the body to process.
At Oli6 we have premium manufacturing techniques which ensure all ingredients in our formula are blended so every scoop has the nutritional value your child requires. Make the right choice for your toddler with goat’s milk formula from Oli6.