Parents often ask us about the benefits of goat’s milk formula; this is quite normal, since most parents are more familiar with the traditional cow’s milk formula. However, goat’s milk formula could provide children with a lot more benefits than regular cow’s milk formula! If you would like to know more about the benefits of goat’s milk formula, please read the information provided by the Oli6 team below.
In many cases, goat’s milk formula is better for a child’s digestion; this due to the presence of high levels of prebiotic oligosaccharides inside fresh goat’s milk. When comparing fresh goat’s milk to cow’s milk, researchers found that goat’s milk contains six times as many prebiotic oligosaccharides. These compounds are important to remember, since they have a direct influence on digestion.
Prebiotic oligosaccharides are non-digestible fibres, which travel to the large intestine once they are consumed. Once they are in the large intestine, they start to absorb water and promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria. Each of these two functions makes digestion more effective, but they also have an effect on the child’s overall health.
The absorption of water in the large intestine has an influence on any passing stool. When water encounters the passing stool, the stool becomes softer and easier to pass. Naturally, this reduces the risk of common digestion-related problems such as cramping and constipation.
Prebiotic oligosaccharides also promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria, which in turn has an influence on the growth of pathogenic bacteria. By having more healthy bacteria in the gut, there is less room for pathogenic bacteria. Therefore, the health of your child can certainly benefit from prebiotic oligos as well.
The source product of the formula usually does not influence its preparation; this since formulas can come in three different forms. Common forms of formula include concentrated, ready-made, and powdered. Oli6 goat’s milk formula is a powdered formula.
A powdered formula can come with many benefits where preparation is concerned. When on the go, parents do not necessarily need to take large amounts of powder, since a minimal amount of powder is required to make up a feeding. The powder also fits easily in a dedicated sachet when on-the-go. Naturally this could make things a little easier where travelling is concerned.
The taste of formula might be an afterthought for parents, but it is quite important for children. Some children may even refuse to drink their formula if they do not like the taste, so it is certainly something that could cause problems long-term.
Most parents who choose Oli6 goat’s milk formula for their little one have good experiences where taste is concerned. Some children who do not take to cow’s milk formula take to goat’s milk formula instead, so parents can have more peace of mind when selecting Oli6 goat’s milk formula over others.
There are Australian parents who make the switch to goat’s milk formula because their child is experiencing digestive distress after consuming cow’s milk formula. Even though this is a common occurrence, we always recommend visiting your child’s paediatrician before you switch formulas.
Switching formulas too much can make digestion-related problems much worse for the child in question. There could also be an underlying medical problem, which must be determined by the paediatrician before another formula is selected.
Even though most children can switch from cow’s milk formula to goat’s milk formula without much problems, it is best to be safe rather than sorry. When you eventually do switch formulas for your little one, be sure to keep monitoring your child’s bowel movements as well as any changes in mood to ensure the formula is the right choice for your little bub.
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