Are you searching for the best toddler formula for your child? Be sure to read the information below, which tells you a little more about our goat’s milk formula – the recommended option for children with sensitive tummies.
Both cow’s milk and goat’s milk formula deliver the nutrients children need for proper growth and development. However, there are some minor differences that customers should be aware of.
The first big difference between cow’s milk and goat’s milk formula is that fresh goat’s milk naturally contains higher levels of crucial vitamins and minerals; this includes higher levels of calcium, magnesium, vitamin A and vitamin D. Goat’s milk formula also contains higher levels of prebiotic oligosaccharides, which has many benefits for the digestion of toddlers.
We already discussed some of the benefits of our goat formula in the previous section, where we compared goat formula to cow’s milk formula. Still, we haven’t discussed these benefits in more detail, so let’s do that now to enable you to make an informed decision on your goat formula.
Goat formula contains 46% more vitamin A than regular cow’s milk, which means your child could benefit from better access to this vitamin. Vitamin A is known for the development of sight and vision, but also for other functions such as bone growth, cell growth and cell division. Vitamin A is also needed to support the immune system and a healthy skin, so your child can certainly benefit from having high levels of vitamin A in their toddler formula.
One of the most important minerals for the human body – magnesium – is also found in abundance in the Oli6 formula. Magnesium is responsible for more than 300 biochemical processes in the human body; this includes but is not limited to nerve and muscle functioning, heart beat rhythm, bone strength and much more.
Compared to regular cow’s milk, our formula contains 37% more vitamin C than regular cow’s milk. This is an important difference for many parents, because vitamin C is one of the key vitamins needed for proper growth and development!
Goat formula also contains 10% more calcium than regular cow’s milk, a difference that is often surprising to many parents. Most parents believe that cow’s milk is the best source for calcium, but the Oli6 goat’s milk formula certainly disproves that common belief.
Calcium is another vital mineral children need a lot of, because this mineral is used for the development and strength of teeth and bones. During childhood, your child stores calcium in the bones and teeth, which will be used later in life. Therefore, giving your child sufficient access to calcium is certainly an essential part of parenting.
The final major benefit we would like to discuss at this point is the high level of prebiotic oligosaccharides inside our goat formula. Prebiotic oligosaccharides are non-digestible fibres, which remain in the large intestine instead of being digested. There, they start to fulfil numerous functions to aid digestion and promote the overall health of your toddler.
Once prebiotic oligosaccharides have entered the large intestine, they start to absorb water. The absorbed water makes the stool softer and easier to pass. They also promote the growth of good bacteria, which help make digestion easier too. By promoting the growth of healthy gut bacteria, they also limit the growth of pathogenic bacteria, which could cause infection and other types of problems.
While many parents still give formula to their toddler in a baby bottle, medical professionals recommend using a sippy cup instead. A sippy cup is a training cup, usually characterised by a screw- or snap- on lid. It teaches your child how to drink from a cup, just without the spilling. Medical experts recommend introducing children to a sippy cup as soon as the toddler ready; this could be as early as 6 months. Still, most children are not ready for the sippy cup until they have their first birthday.
The reason why sippy cups are preferred over bottles has everything to do with the prevention of tooth decay. Slurping on a bottle of formula could lead to serious tooth decay and permanent damage to the teeth. There is also some evidence that prolonged use of a bottle could cause other problems such as frequent ear infections, slower talking development and behavioural problems.
When you introduce the sippy cup for the first time, start with a soft spout that feels like the teat of the bottle. Show your toddler how to raise the cup, place it near the mouth and then tip it to drink. Make sure you give your toddler positive encouragement for trying.
During the introduction of the sippy cup, it is important to be patient. Your toddler is not going to master the sippy cup right away, so you might have to practice a couple of times before it goes a little better. If your toddler does not want anything to do with the sippy cup, your toddler might not be ready yet. Therefore, you could wait a couple of weeks before you try again.
Before you introduce a sippy cup, it is also a good idea to buy different types. If you have no luck with one type of sippy cup, your toddler might take to another. So, by shopping for various sippy cups, you are prepared for every eventuality.
Goat’s milk formula in a beautiful sippy cup could be the favourite drink of your toddler – and it is good for them too! To learn even more about our Oli6 goat’s milk formula, be sure to check the information pages on our website or contact our team if you have any questions!