Switching formula may feel a little daunting, but it will not harm your little one providing you take into consideration the following guidelines. Below, you will find an overview of what you should consider if you want to switch to Oli6 goat’s milk toddler formula or any new formula in general.
There could be many reasons why parents decide to switch to another formula or a different formula brand. For the most part, parents tend to look for another formula if their child is having difficulty digesting their current formula or if there is a formula that can provide their child with more benefits.
Physicians recommend only switching formulas if there is a genuine medical reason for it. Even though most formulas are quite similar where content is concerned, the digestive system of a toddler is quite delicate.
There are a variety of medical reasons that could prompt a parent to make the switch; this ranges from mild digestive distress to colic symptoms. When in doubt about the better formula for your little one, always ask your paediatrician for advice before making the switch.
If your child is already on goat’s milk toddler formula, but you want to switch to Oli6, then this section will be for you. Switching goat’s milk toddler formula brands needs to be done gradually and with the advice of your health care professional.
Many parents worry that switching formula may cause digestive distress for their baby or toddler. It is rather rare for a child to experience severe digestive discomfort due to a formula switch. Instead, there may be some small changes in bowel movement shortly after the switch. Therefore, toddlers may experience an increase or decrease in the frequency of bowel movements or the stool could change colour.
Some of the main things you should look out for when switching to any new formula brand is allergy symptoms. Even though it is rare, some children can be allergic to certain protein and even lactose.
Common symptoms that may indicate an allergy are constipation, diarrhoea, scaly skin, forceful vomiting, extreme fatigue and general weakness. All these symptoms are an indicator that your baby is rejecting the formula and is not getting the sufficient amount of nutrients as a consequence.
Digestive distress with goat’s milk formula is rather uncommon though. The high levels of prebiotic oligosaccharides in the formula promote the digestion of the little one and make the stool softer, so in most cases, digestion may improve.
Switching formula should happen under the advice of a health care professional. Children do have delicate tummies, so it is advised to consult an expert on the matter when you are considering a formula switch.
Parents should consult a health care professional or pharmacist if their child is experiencing allergy symptoms that could be caused by a formula. The physician could recommend alternatives that may be more suitable for your child than your current formula.
Getting the advice of an experienced physician also ensures that your little one will get all the nutrients he or she needs for good growth and development. Also, if your physician believes the formula is not at fault, there may be another cause for the allergic reactions your child is showing. Consulting a physician in relation to allergy symptoms is therefore always recommended.
Most parents look at their physician to find a suitable formula for their child. Other parents look for formulas that have a similar protein base as standard cow’s milk, for example goat’s milk. A good way to determine the suitability of a formula, is compare the labels. The more similar a formula is to the old one, the easier the transition may be. This rule does not apply when you are switching formulas due to an allergy.
Most children have little problems with the switch to a new formula. In some cases, though, the little one may not take to the new formula right away. If this is the case for your child, it could be a better idea to introduce the new formula in stages.
If the taste of your child’s current formula has been a problem in the past, this could give you another reason to try our goat’s milk formula. Many parents have reported that their child takes to our formula quickly and seems to enjoy the taste.
As soon as you have made the switch, you will need to pay special attention for the first 24 hours. It is recommended to look for clear signs that your child is not comfortable with the formula. Common symptoms of this may include excessive gas or a fever. If your child is experiencing any severe symptoms after a switch in formula, be sure to contact the doctor right away for an emergency appointment.
Oli6 is a formula that takes advantage of the natural goodness of goat’s milk. Goat’s milk is naturally rich in key vitamins and minerals, as well as prebiotic oligosaccharides that makes the digestion of children a little easier.
The range of formula at Oli6 consists of three options. Each of these formulas is especially designed for the unique stages of your child’s life, making sure they get all the important nutrients needed for a long and happy life.