Looking for a viable replacement for regular cow’s milk? Then our goat’s milk toddler formula for your toddler might be the right choice. Read our information below to find out which nutrients our goat’s milk toddler formula contains and why they are important for your little one.
One nutrient that is naturally present in goat’s milk is magnesium, therefore it is no surprise that our goat’s milk toddler formula is a great source of magnesium as well.
As you may be aware of already, magnesium is crucial for the development and growth of your toddler. The levels of magnesium inside our goat’s milk toddler formula ensure the bones of your toddler are strong, but it also keeps the heart rhythm steady.
In addition to our goat’s milk toddler formula, parents can find numerous solid foods with high levels of magnesium, and add them to their child’s diet. Magnesium-rich foods include, but are not limited to, oil roasted peanuts, edamame, almond butter, spinach, oatmeal and black beans.
Vitamin A is the key vitamin for vision and bone growth. It also protects the body against infections, which is good to know considering toddlers are more susceptible to illness than adults. In addition to these two benefits, vitamin A will also ensure the health and growth of certain parts of the body; this includes muscle tissue, hair, nails and skin.
Toddlers aged 1 to 3 need a minimum of 300 micrograms per day and this required daily amount increases over time. When your child reaches the age of four, he or she will need a daily intake of 400 micrograms. Therefore, always ensure your child has an adequate number of nutrients in his or her diet.
All nutrients are important for a child’s growth and development, but calcium tends to stick out more for most parents. The mineral calcium is crucial for strong bones and teeth and it promotes the optimal functioning of the muscles and nerves. Calcium also plays a major role in other vital processes, which includes blood clotting and enzyme activation for energy conversion.
During childhood, calcium is collected and stored into the teeth and bones. Approximately 99% of all calcium in the human body can be found there, so filling these deposits of calcium during childhood is extremely important. Then you also need to consider the fact that the body stops storing calcium in these places at the end of the teen years, so if your child has a shortage of calcium in their current diet, it could lead to problems with bones and teeth in the future.
In order to be happy and healthy, toddlers between the age of 1 to 3 need at least 700 milligrams of the mineral each day. When the age of 4 is reached, this required amount increases to 1,000 milligrams per day.
Parents can add calcium-rich foods to the diet of their toddler to ensure they are getting the proper nutrition as well. Dairy products are an especially good source of calcium; this includes widely available foods such as milk, yoghurt and cheese. To ensure your child gets the right amount of calcium, be sure to add some of these foods to their current diet.
Our Oli6 Goat’s Milk Toddler Formula contains high levels of vitamin C as well. Vitamin C is responsible for the creation and repair of red blood cells, bones and tissues. It also keeps the gums of the mouth healthy and strengthens blood vessels, subsequently minimising any bruising as a result from falls and scrapes.
Considering the fact that vitamin C is closely linked to the blood, it is no surprise that a lot of the benefits related to this vitamin have something to do with the function of blood in the human body. Therefore, additional benefits provided by vitamin C include wound healing, boosting the immune system, infection prevention and iron absorption from food sources.
To enjoy proper growth and development, your child will need a minimum of 15 milligrams of calcium between the ages of 1 and 3. At age 4, the daily required amount of vitamin C goes up to 25 milligrams. However, the daily required amount can be higher for children who are exposed to cigarette smoke, for example if one of the parent’s smokes. Second-hand smokers will require more vitamin C, because the vitamin is needed to repair the damage caused by exposure.
There are loads of solid foods that parents can serve to their toddler to give them more vitamin C. Foods that are known to be rich in vitamin C include orange juice, red bell peppers, papaya, kiwi, oranges and broccoli.
One of the vitamins that is often forgotten in a child’s diet, but still very important, is vitamin D. Vitamin D is a vitamin that helps other nutrients to build strong teeth and bones, for example the mineral calcium. According to a researcher called Michael F. Holick at the Boston University of Medicine, a lack of vitamin D in the diet may cause problems such as rickets or your toddler not reaching their ideal height and peek bone mass.
In order to get the right amount of Vitamin D, your toddler does not necessarily have to reach the ideal amount of a daily basis, because their vitamin D intake can be spread over the course of a few days. To be healthy, toddlers starting from the age of 1 will need at least 600 micrograms of vitamin D daily.
The vitamins and minerals mentioned above are just a few of the ones that can be found in our formula. To learn more about the nutritional value of our goat’s milk toddler formula, please refer to the product information page.