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When parents look for a formula to supplement their toddler’s regular diet, they often look at all types of milk formula. Therefore, parents can be faced with many different options. One of these options is goat’s milk formula, so let us take a closer look at goat’s milk formula and what it could do for your little one.

Better Digestion with Prebiotic Oligosaccharides

Goat’s milk formula could improve your child’s digestion, because goat formula contains high levels of prebiotic oligosaccharides. The prebiotic oligosaccharides inside goat’s milk formula are non-digestible fibres; this means that these compounds are not digested by the body, but remain in the large intestine of your toddler.

When the prebiotic oligosaccharides from goat formula end up in the large intestine, they perform several functions that could improve digestion. The first is the absorption of water, which makes any passing stool softer and easier to pass. Therefore, toddlers that tend to be susceptible to digestive distress, could experience a reduction of their symptoms by using goat formula and their high levels of prebiotic oligosaccharides.

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The prebiotic oligosaccharides inside goat formula could also promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria, which are already present in the intestines. These healthy gut bacteria aid digestion, making it less likely that your toddler experiences symptoms such as cramping and constipation. By increasing the growth of healthy gut bacteria, prebiotic oligosaccharides also limit the growth of pathogenic bacteria, which are responsible for infection and other health-related problems.

In conclusion, goat formula could be good for your toddler’s digestion as well as their general health. So, adding a formula on top of your child’s regular diet could prove overall beneficial.

Vitamins and Minerals for Good Growth and Development

All good formulas need to contain sufficient nutrients for the growth and development of the toddler. Fortunately, goat formula is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, because the source product of this formula contains high levels of these nutrients to begin with. These nutrients are then taken over by the final product – goat’s milk toddler formula.

Compared to other dairy sources, including cow’s milk, goat’s milk contains higher levels of specific vitamins and minerals. For example, compared to cow’s milk, fresh goat’s milk contains higher levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium and calcium. So, all these nutrients could have a positive impact on your child’s development.

To understand the impact of higher nutrient levels, we need to look at the functions of the specific vitamins and minerals present in goat’s milk toddler formula. So, to find out what Oli6 Toddler Formula could do for your little one, be sure to read some of the examples mentioned below.

Calcium

Calcium is one of the most important nutrients for growing children, because this mineral is important for strong bones and teeth. Humans lay their storages of calcium in bones and teeth during childhood, which is why it is extremely important to give your child enough of this mineral in their diet.

 

Inside goat’s milk there is naturally 10% more calcium than in regular cow’s milk; this gives toddlers immediate access to a great source of calcium in their regular diet with a goat milk formula. Of course, there are other sources of nutrition that contain high levels of calcium; this includes cheese, collard greens, cooked spinach and calcium-fortified cereal.

In addition to adding a calcium-rich formula to the diet of your child, it is still important to add calcium-rich foods in the solid food diet of your child as well. Parents should also take their child for a regular check-up with the paediatrician as well, since the paediatrician can closely monitor the growth and development of the child.

Magnesium

Another mineral that is quite present in our goat’s milk formula is magnesium, a mineral responsible for more than three-hundred biological reactions inside the human body. Magnesium is also important for the functioning of the immune system, and ensures that the rhythm of the heart stays steady.

There are also many foods that contain enough magnesium; this includes almonds, cashews and peanuts. Unfortunately, nuts are not the safest food to give to your child. Nuts can cause allergic reactions in children with a specific food allergy, but they can also become a choking hazard. Therefore, medical professionals advise to not serve their children nuts in their original form and advise parents to have their child tested for nut allergies.

In addition to nuts, there are other foods that could be a great source of magnesium. If you want to add more magnesium to your child’s diet without using nuts, you could also use black-eyed peas, raisins, avocado, cooked spinach, wheat bread and yoghurt.

Vitamin C

The Oli6 Dairy Goat Toddler Formula is an excellent natural source of vitamin C, so if your child requires more of this vitamin in their diet, the Oli6 formula could help you. As you may know, vitamin C is vital for your child’s health, growth and development, because this vitamin helps to create and repair red blood cells, bones and tissues. In addition to that, it also boosts the immune system and improves wound healing. In short, a vitamin you toddler cannot be missing.

In addition to our formula, there are foods that contain high levels of vitamin C as well; this includes oranges, red bell peppers, papayas, kiwi, grapefruit and more. Since much of vitamin C is found in fruits and vegetables, make sure you incorporate enough of these specific food groups in your toddler’s diet.

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Conclusion

Goat’s milk formula is a good option for most toddlers, because this type of formula may assist with digestive issues that your little may have. So, if you have not decided on a specific type of formula yet, be sure to consider goat formula.

Want to learn more about our formula specifically? Head over to the Oli6 range of goat’s milk formulas to find out more about the benefits of each formula. There are also many information pages, so if you still need more info before buying, be sure to read these pages too!