Goat’s milk formula could provide major benefits to toddlers – so, if you are considering getting a goat’s milk formula for your child, we urge you to pay close attention when reading this article. Below, we will explain more about the Oli6 goat’s milk formula, and the benefits it could deliver.
Most children who reached the age of one can start drinking regular goat’s milk or cow’s milk. However, some toddlers are not able to; this could be caused by slow development, a lack of weight gain, or if your child experiences problems digesting regular milk. When a toddler suffers from these problems, continuing with a goat’s milk formula could be advantageous for the toddler in question.
If your toddler has problems digesting regular milk, it is recommended to visit your child’s paediatrician before you switch to goat’s milk formula. Even though goat formula provides many benefits for toddlers that cannot digest regular cow’s milk, it is best to get your child checked out for underlying medical conditions first. When you visit the paediatrician, you can also ask for advice where formula options are concerned.
Fresh goat’s milk has many natural benefits. These natural benefits make goat formula stand out from most cow’s milk formulas. For example, fresh goat’s milk contains higher levels of certain vitamins, minerals and prebiotic oligosaccharides; this indicated that goat formula is easier to digest than regular cow’s milk and provides all the necessary nutrients for good growth and development. These are also major reasons why parents should consider goat formula over regular cow’s milk formula.
Before you start preparing Oli6 formula, you will have to wash your hands thoroughly. Then, make sure that all utensils you will use for the preparation and clean and hygienic. Be sure to check if the utensils still contain remaining residue from a previous formula; this could cause a bacteria pile-up and digestive distress for your toddler.
When utensils are clean and your hands are washed, pour the recommended amount of drinking water in the baby bottle or the sippy cup. Then, use the scoop and the leveller that came with this formula to measure the correct amount of formula. When doing this, avoid compacting the powder in the scoop. Once you have the right amount, mix with 150 millilitres of water.
Place the cap on the baby bottle or sippy cup and shake the formula until all the powder has dissolved. You can also stir the powder until it dissolves if you use a sippy cup. Then, give the formula to your toddler immediately. If there is any formula left, please discard of it right away.
Even though baby bottles will be preferred by your toddler, it is actually better to use a sippy cup. Using a baby bottle could expose your toddler to some problems; this includes premature tooth decay, problems with speech development and more frequent ear infections. Therefore, most paediatricians will recommend using a sippy cup as soon as possible.
Most dentists and paediatricians will recommend the use of a sippy cup at six months, but it could take some time before your toddler is willing to try it. Some children aren’t ready for the sippy cup until they reach the age of one; this is also the age dentists and paediatricians say the toddler should be using a sippy cup at all times.
There are many types of sippy cups for toddlers, so parents can usually find one where the spout resembles the teat of a baby bottle; this is usually the sippy cup that enables an easier transition. Of course, toddlers can be picky, so it could be a good idea to obtain several sippy cups and experiment a little.
Some children find it hard to adjust to something new, but it isn’t a problem that can’t be overcome. When your child does not take to the sippy cup at all, here are some tips to make the transition.
Before you give the sippy cup to your toddler, dip the spout of the cup in some formula. You can also place a teat in the mouth of your toddler (be sure to keep a hold of it) and then replace it with the sippy spout when the moment presents itself.
If you are worried that your child is not getting enough nutrients, you can also switch to the sippy cup in the middle of your feeding. Of course, the problem here is to time it just right, because if your child already had enough formula, they are not going to touch the sippy cup.
You could also try adding another beverage to your toddler’s sippy cup; this could be some water or juice. Of course, this is something that isn’t going to work when your toddler is going through the fussy eating stage. In this case, it is better to stick with formula and stay with the tips above.
Lastly, you can lead by example. Show your toddler how it’s done by drinking from a similar sippy cup yourself. Toddlers are likely to copy you, so this could be the thing that works for you. Of course, always make sure your toddler gets a clean sippy cup.
Have you decided to use our formula when you introduce a sippy cup to your toddler? Or do you simply want to supplement your child’s diet? Whichever reason you want to use Oli6 formula for, please head over to the Oli6 website for more information. You can also find out more about the contents of our formula by reading the product descriptions available on the Oli6 website.