Some babies have sensitive tummies, which makes it harder for them to keep certain formulas down; this could be the case with cow’s milk formula. For these children, goat’s milk formula could be a suitable alternative. To find out why goat’s milk formula is a great choice for children with reflux or other digestion-related issues, please read the information provided below.
The curd that gets formed in the stomach of children on cow’s milk formula can be quite bothersome and hard, making it more likely the child will suffer from reflux. However, goat’s milk formula forms a softer curd when it enters the stomach, which could have a positive influence on children who are prone to reflux problems.
Goat’s milk formula could be better for digestion overall too. Goat’s milk formula is rich in compounds known as prebiotic oligosaccharides, non-digestible fibres that remain in the large intestine instead of being digested. Once in the intestine, they absorb water, promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria, and limit the growth of harmful pathogenic bacteria. Therefore, children prone to digestive-related issues could benefit from having goat’s milk baby formula instead of cow’s milk formula.
There are many goat’s milk baby formula brands out there you could consider, but we will always suggest Oli6 formula. Oli6 goat’s milk baby formula outshines many other baby formula brands with its unique taste, but also with its natural benefits obtained from fresh goat’s milk.
Parents can gain many benefits from choosing Oli6 goat’s milk powder over other baby formula brands. One of the additional benefits is the fact that our formula is manufactured in Australia, so parents can always get a continuous supply of formula for their little one.
Of course, Oli6 goat’s milk baby formula gives even more benefits compared to other baby formula brands. Our source product, goat’s milk, contains more prebiotic oligosaccharides, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium than regular cow’s milk. So, these are immediately more reasons why you should choose Oli6 goat’s milk baby formula over other baby formula brands.
Many parents decide to make the switch from cow’s milk formula to our goat’s milk powder. Of course, the final decision is down to the parents. Pros and cons of switching formulas must be considered too, since switching formula for babies is only recommended when there is a medical reason to do so.
Reflux could be a reason why parents switch to our Oli6 goat’s milk powder. However, there can be additional reasons for parents to say goodbye to the formula for babies they are currently using. Their child may be experiencing cramping due to their current formula, or they may even have problems digesting it properly. With the high levels of prebiotic oligosaccharides inside goat’s milk powder, the problem belongs in the past.
Some children can show some serious side-effects when using certain formula for babies. In these cases, it is always recommended to visit your child’s paediatrician and rule out any underlying causes for these side-effects before you switch from your current formula for babies to goat’s milk powder. If there is an underlying problem, you child’s paediatrician can recommend the best option for your child. When in doubt, you can also print the information from our website and take it to the paediatrician to ensure our formula for babies is the best option for your child.
Reflux is an extremely common problem amongst babies, so there are some tips and tricks out there you could try aside from switching to a better formula.
During a feed, make sure you burp your baby regularly. Burping your baby several times during a feed gives the formula more chance the reach the stomach area and it reduces the chance of overfeeding your baby.
After you have finished a formula feed, ensure you keep the baby in an upright position for thirty minutes. Babies who are prone to reflux could benefit greatly from this, since it gives the formula more time to settle in their tummy, reducing the chance it comes up again.
Parents can read up on our goat milk formula on the Oli6 website. There are several information pages available, which explain the benefits of Oli6 infant formula in more detail.
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