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Are you struggling to find the right formula for your toddler? Then be sure to read our five facts below, which could help you decide whether to choose our goat’s milk formula or not!

1.      High Levels of Prebiotic Oligosaccharides

Prebiotic oligosaccharides are non-digestible fibres that could deliver the biggest benefit for your toddler, because these dietary fibres make digestion easier.

Since prebiotic oligosaccharides are not absorbed by the body, they remain in the large intestine. There, they start to absorb water to make the stool softer and easier to pass, subsequently making digestion somewhat easier. They also stimulate the growth of healthy gut bacteria, which also reduces the chances of digestive distress such as cramps and constipation, and makes digestion easier again.

By stimulating the growth of healthy gut bacteria, prebiotic oligosaccharides also limit the growth of pathogenic bacteria. These pathogenic bacteria could cause infection, so by limiting their numbers, the prebiotic oligosaccharides inside goat’s milk formula could provide an extra line of defence against illness for your toddler.

Due to the large amount of digestion-related benefits provided by prebiotic oligosaccharides, it could be advantageous to use a goat’s milk formula for toddlers who experience problems with digestion. However, always consult your physician before switching formulas, since an underlying medical problem could cause digestion problems for your little one.

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2.      More Calcium

Oli6 goat’s milk formula contains a good level of calcium, which is naturally 10% higher than regular cow’s milk. Calcium is needed for strong bones and teeth, so this mineral is vital for the growth and development of your toddler.

Of course, calcium has multiple functions inside the human body, so the high calcium levels inside our goat’s milk formula could provide more benefits for your toddler. In addition to providing healthy teeth and bones, calcium is also needed to activate certain enzymes, to transport ions across the cell membranes, and to send/receive neurotransmitters when cells are communicating.

Children need a tremendous amount of calcium when growing up, because this is the time where our body starts storing calcium for the rest of their lives. Therefore, a good goat formula with enough calcium could provide long-term benefits for your toddler.

3.      More Magnesium

Our goat formula is naturally rich source of magnesium and this is good news, especially when you consider that magnesium is used in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the human body. Because of the large number of biochemical reactions this mineral is used in, it is no surprise that children always need a good source of magnesium in their diet.

In addition to our goat formula, there are other good sources of magnesium, which you can add to the solid food diet of your toddler. Foods that have a high magnesium content include leafy vegetables, nuts, fish, beans, whole grains, yoghurt, bananas and even dark chocolate, so there are many ingredients to choose from. Of course, chocolate may not be the best option for your little one, since added sugars should be avoided in the diet of your child.

1.      More Vitamin A

Vitamin A is important for your child’s sight and vision development, so the natural high levels of vitamin A inside our goat formula could certainly prove beneficial for toddlers. Of course, vitamin A has more functions, including maintaining healthy skin, so it is important that your toddler gets enough of this vitamin when he or she is growing up.

A lack of vitamin A can have some bad side-effects as well. Vitamin A deficiency could make toddlers more susceptible to infectious diseases, but could also lead to vision problems long-term.

Aside from our natural goat formula, there are other food sources that could provide your toddler with the right amount of vitamin A. Therefore, you could incorporate foods such as dried beans, lentils, whole grains and various fruits and vegetables in the solid food diet of your child.

2.      More Vitamin C

The last reason why you could choose the Oli6 goat formula is the high vitamin C content. Vitamin C needs to be absorbed from foods, because the human body is not capable of storing this important vitamin. Therefore, having a formula that is rich in vitamin C could certainly complement the diet of your toddler.

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin for the repair of body tissues. It also helps your body to create collagen, which is a protein used for the creation of skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. So, the presence of vitamin C in your child’s diet is essential!

Fortunately, there are many foods that contain high levels of vitamin C as well, so you could add these foods to the solid food diet of your toddler to make sure their vitamin C levels are kept in check. Foods that contain high levels of vitamin C include bell peppers, leafy greens, kiwis, broccoli, berries, citrus fruit, tomatoes, peas and papaya.

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Conclusion

There are many reasons to choose Oli6, because the high vitamin content and the high levels of prebiotic oligosaccharides could contribute to better digestion and improved general health. However, when you give our formula to your toddler, it must be a part of a balanced diet.

When in doubt about your toddler’s nutrition, please contact your child’s paediatrician or another health professional that can provide you with advice on the foods you should incorporate in your child’s diet. It is also a good idea to get your child a check-up when they struggle with their solid foods or formula; this to rule out any underlying condition.

Do you need more information about our formulas? Or do you want an overview of all the ingredients that were used to create our goat formula? Please head over to the product pages to discover more information about each of our formulas. If you are left with any questions after visiting our product pages, please contact our team for more information.