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Infant formula could be described as manufactured food suitable for babies and infants younger than 12 months. Since children cannot digest regular milk properly before they are 12 months, parents could count on infant formula to give their child the right nutrients. To learn more about infant formula, its benefits and side effects, please read the information provided by Oli6 below.

What Types of Infant Formula Are Available?

Every parent knows that infant formula can be made from different sources; this includes cow’s milk, goat’s milk, soybeans and more. However, infant formulas can also come in many different forms. Each type of formula has its advantages and disadvantages, so let us take a closer look at each one to determine the best choice for your child.

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Powder Formula

The first type of formula is the powdered formula. This type of formula usually comes in a special canister. The canister should also contain a scoop, which allows parents to easily measure the amount of formula they need to make up a bottle feed. You will also find this in the goat milk formula made by Oli6.

Powdered formula is also available in travel packets, which is more convenient for parents who intent to travel with their child. Most travel packets contain enough for one bottle feed, so parents will always need to take several to make up the feeds for their child.

Concentrated Liquid Formula

Concentrated Liquid Formula is also an option for infants. Opposed to the previously described type of formula, this type of formula does not come in powder form, but as a liquid. Naturally, this liquid has been concentrated, which means it must be diluted with another liquid before it is used.

Naturally, concentrated liquid formula has its advantages. While it might not be as economical as powdered formula, concentrated liquid formula is a little easier to prepare and is less messy overall. So, for parents who value convenience, concentrated liquid formula might be the better choice.

Ready-to-Use Formula

The last type of formula you may come across is the ready-to-use formula; this is often referred to as the most convenient type of formula, but also the most expensive. Ready-to-use formula can easily be recognised by its rich and thick texture, but it does not need any extra water before giving this formula toy your toddler.

Do I Have to Sterilise Baby Bottles for Each of These Formula Types?

No matter what type of formula you choose for your child, you must sterilise bottles. The bacteria that could end up in the formula of your child often pile up in the bottles and teats, so sterilising them avoids a bacteria pile-up during a feeding.

There are many different methods parents can use to sterilise feeding bottles and teats. The most economical way to sterilise bottles is still boiling, but this method could damage bottles and teats quicker, which means parents must replace them more often.

Another method that could be used for sterilising bottles is the electric sterilising method; this could be done with a special device bought at a dedicated store. Even though this might be quite an investment in the beginning, it might be more economical than boiling in the long run.

The last and most convenient method to sterilise bottles is the cold-water sterilisation method. The only downside to this method is that the liquid must be replaced every 24 hours, which makes this option a little more expensive than the others. Of course, it can be more convenient than the other options we described.

How Do I Choose the Best Infant Formula for My Little One?

Choosing the best infant formula for your child can require some research, because there are many different types available nowadays. Some of the most common types of infant formula include cow’s milk formula and goat milk formula, but there are other options too.

Naturally, choosing the best infant formula will depend heavily on the needs of the child. Therefore, parents must determine the needs of their child first before they can choose the best infant formula for their child. For example, does my child experience problems digesting cow’s milk formula? Or does my child need higher levels of certain vitamins and minerals? Once you have those answers, it will be a little easier to determine the best infant formula for your child.

Of course, it is always best to seek medical advice when it comes to choosing a formula. Most medical professionals can provide you with some recommendations and lay out the pros and cons for you; this could make your decision a little easier in the long run.

Why Should I Choose Goat Milk Formula Over Other Infant Formulas?

There are many reasons why you should consider goat milk formula. Firstly, parents must know that goat milk formula contains high levels of prebiotic oligosaccharides, non-digestible fibres that remain in the large intestine to promote digestion.

When goat milk formula is consumed by the infant, the prebiotic oligosaccharides travel to the large intestine. One of the first things prebiotic oligosaccharides in goat formula will do is absorb water; this ensures that any stool passing through the large intestine becomes softer and overall easier to pass. The prebiotic oligosaccharides inside goat formula also promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria, while limiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria; this means that these non-digestible fibres do not only promote digestion, but also protect your child’s health.

Goat formula contains higher levels of certain vitamins and minerals too. Compared to fresh cow’s milk, goat formula contains more calcium, magnesium, vitamin A and vitamin C. Therefore, goat formula could be the advised choice for children with certain deficiencies and allergies.

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Should I Choose Oli6 Formula for My Infant?

Are you considering goat formula for your infant? Then, be sure to consider Oli6 formula! Our formula is sourced and manufactured in Australia; this means that you can count on a continuous supply. Curious where you can buy our formula and other follow-on formulas? Head over to our products page or enter your location in the search window to find a retailer near you.

Naturally, children who experience digestive distress after drinking any type of formula should always be checked by a medical professional before parents try another formula. Even though it is rare, there could be an underlying medical problem that causes your child’s digestive distress. So, having your child checked medically is always advised when it comes to digestive-related problems.

When your child has been physically examined for underlying medical issues, but if none have been found, parents could consider switching to goat formula. Of course, it could help to speak to a medical professional regarding formula choice, since your child may be more sensitive to certain formulas than others.

Where Can I Find More Information About All Oli6 Goat Formulas?

Want to know more about all our goat formulas, not just our follow-on formula? Head over to our information pages or the product pages available on our website. Still left with some questions? Do not hesitate to contact the Oli6 team.