Even though cow’s milk has been the best known formula for years, goat’s milk toddler formula has enjoyed a tremendous increase in popularity.
Goat’s milk toddler formula may be easier on the digestive system of toddlers. The reason for that is the smaller fat globules in goat’s milk. The smaller fat globules are a lot easier to digest and form a softer curd in the stomach; this enables digestive enzymes to break down the curd rapidly without the normal physical discomfort.
The structure of the fatty acids in goat’s milk toddler formula contributes to better digestion as well. Goat’s milk contains short and medium-chain fatty acids. The combination of these fatty acids enable fast and easy digestion, but also contribute to a steady energy supply.
Oli6 has higher amount of goat milk solids, which means that there are higher amounts of natural vitamins and minerals, these naturally high levels that are found in goat’s milk mean that the Oli6® range require less fortification and processing, making it a more natural toddler formula.
Many children suffer from an allergy to a specific protein, more specifically alpha s1 casein. The level of alpha s1 casein in cow’s milk formula tends to be high, which is why many children experience such allergic reactions. Fortunately, the level of alpha s1 casein is 50% lower in goat’s milk toddler formula, making it a better choice for children suffering from this specific allergy.
Goat’s milk toddler formula contains a considerable amount more vitamin A than regular cow’s milk. A good example of this can be found in Oli6 toddler formula, which contains 46% more vitamin A than regular cow’s milk. Goat’s milk naturally contains this vitamin A, so there is no need to add any additional vitamin A.
Vitamin A is absolutely essential for the development and growth of your child. Vitamin A has the ability to strengthen the immune system, increases vision in dim light and ensures healthy skin.
When your child starts to eat solid foods, there are several ways you can ensure they get sufficient vitamin A. In addition to continuing a goat’s milk formula, your child can obtain this vitamin from food sources such as carrots, sweet potatoes, mangoes, spinach, cabbage and broccoli.
One of the things parents should always look for in milk formula are prebiotic oligosaccharides. Prebiotic oligosaccharides are non-digestible fibres, which remain in the digestive tract. Even though prebiotic oligosaccharides are not absorbed by the body, they do fulfil an important role. Prebiotic oligosaccharides absorb water, making the stool softer and easier to pass. A good amount of prebiotic oligosaccharides can therefore make digestion easier for your toddler.
Prebiotic oligosaccharides also increase the production of healthy gut bacteria, which help to breakdown the milk formula and use its nutrients in the body. Goat’s milk toddler formula contains six times more prebiotic oligosaccharides than cow’s milk, which makes goat’s milk a lot easier to digest.
Goat’s milk naturally contains 33% more magnesium than regular cow’s milk. Since magnesium is a mineral that many children are short of, Oli6 toddler formula becomes even more interesting.
Many children are short of magnesium. This is a real problem, because the mineral is responsible for countless important functions in the body. Magnesium has shown to have anti-stress properties, which do not only apply to the mental wellbeing of your child, but also their ability to sleep and go to the toilet. Studies have also shown that low levels of magnesium have been linked to conditions such as ADHD, ADD, growth pains and asthma.
Parents choosing Oli6 Dairy Goat Milk Formula for their child can choose from a range of three milk formulas – Oli6 Dairy Goat Infant Formula, Oli6 Dairy Goat Follow On Formula and Oli6 Dairy Goat Toddler Formula. With one of these formulas, you can be sure your child gets all the goodness needed for a long and healthy life.