You may have heard of infant and follow-on formula, but toddler formula may sound a little unfamiliar to you. With the release of Oli6 goat’s milk toddler formula, we wanted to provide parents with more information about this formula option. Read on to discover what Oli6 goat’s milk toddler formula is and which toddlers could benefit from it.
Goat’s milk toddler formula is a great option for your toddler, even though formula is not obligated for children that age. When toddlers reach the age of 12 months, they can switch to regular cow’s milk. That being said, a lot of children experience digestive problems when going on regular milk, or are not getting enough iron in their diet. For that reason, goat’s milk toddler formula could be a viable alternative.
One of the reasons why Oli6 Dairy Goat Toddler Formula can be easier to digest for your little one is the high levels of prebiotic oligosaccharides, non-digestible fibres that perform numerous functions in the large intestine.
Prebiotic oligosaccharides stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria. These friendly bacteria are known by parents, because the alternative name for them is probiotics. Through the absorption of water, and promoting the growth of probiotics, prebiotic oligosaccharides make the stool softer and digestion easier in general.
When you want your child to benefit from prebiotic oligosaccharides further, you can also incorporate solid foods that are rich in these non-digestive fibres. Common foods that may provide your child with the benefits of prebiotic oligosaccharides include, but are not limited to, asparagus, bananas, leeks, garlic and tomatoes.
Our toddler formula is especially created for children starting from the age of 12 months. It provides your toddler with all the benefits of 18 essential vitamins and minerals, so your child can enjoy optimal growth and development. Oli6 Dairy Goat Toddler Formula is also enriched with iron and zinc, two very important minerals that toddlers really need in the early stages of their life.
Iron is a mineral that is vital for the creation of the body’s red blood cells, which are parts of the blood responsible for the transport of oxygen. When a toddler does not get the right amount of iron, their body is not able to create enough red blood cells to transport oxygen.
When you incorporate cow’s milk in the diet of your toddler, your toddler may be more prone to iron deficiency. Cow’s milk is actually quite low in iron and children tend to be less hungry when they are on cow’s milk. As an indirect consequence, toddlers may be less hungry and experience problems trying to eat iron-rich foods.
Giving your child cow’s milk alone can also cause further problems with iron absorption, because studies have shown that milk decreases the absorption of this valuable mineral.
An excessive amount of cow’s milk can also cause problems such as an irritated lining of the intestine, which in turn may cause small amounts of blood in the stool, as well as a gradual loss of iron in the stool.
Parents can spot an iron deficiency in their child by looking for common symptoms that accompany an iron deficiency; this includes fatigue, muscle weakness, pale skin, rapid heartbeat, irritability, decreased appetite, dizziness and light-headedness.
The role of zinc in the growth and development of toddlers is also well-known by parents, but some recent studies have shown that zinc might be actually more important for your child’s future health than was originally thought. New data indicates that good levels of zinc in toddlers can help children to achieve a healthy height and weight, so the presence of zinc has a long-term influence.
Fortunately for parents, our Oli6 Dairy Goat Formula has been enriched with zinc. Of course, there are also numerous solid foods that contain plenty of zinc; this includes red meats, wholegrain bread, cereals, dried beans and seafood.
But what role does zinc actually perform in the human body? Well, zinc is responsible for the normal growth and development of various important organs and the brain. It also contributes to the functioning of the immune system. Toddlers who suffer from a zinc deficiency are therefore more prone to problems such as stunted growth, an increased chance of colds and infections, poor memory, learning disabilities and a relatively short attention span.
One of the main concerns most parents have about certain types of formula is the calcium it contains. Compared to regular cow’s milk, goat’s milk contains higher levels of calcium, which is transferred to all our natural Oli6 formulas. Therefore, parents should not be concerned about the calcium levels in our formula, since your child will be getting a sufficient amount.
Oli6 Dairy Goat Toddler Formula is used for children between the ages of 12 and 36 months. The formula is designed to provide key nutrients to your toddler if their current nutritional intake is inadequate, for example if your child has problems with solid foods or has a condition that hinders the absorption of certain nutrients.
If you are concerned about your child and their nutrition, it is essential to contact a paediatrician or a health professional to determine if there are any underlying problems. Even though fussy eating habits are common with toddlers, an extra check-up can put your mind at rest.
Do you believe our Oli6 Toddler Formula could be beneficial for the growth and development of your child? Check out our Oli6 Toddler Formula today to find out more and obtain one of our natural formulas to experience the benefits of our Dairy Goat Toddler Formula.