When you shop for formulas, it can be tempting to grab the first organic goat’s milk formula you see. Of course, organic goat’s milk formula does not necessarily mean that you have chosen the better option. There are some natural formulas that could be more beneficial than other organic goat’s milk formulas. So, it is extremely important to check out the benefits of natural formula before you grab the first organic goat’s milk formula from the shelves!
The natural prebiotics inside Oli6 goat’s milk formula have numerous benefits for digestion and overall gut health. It is not uncommon for children to have problems digesting their formula; this is especially the case for a regular cow’s milk formula. In these cases, the digestion-related benefits of prebiotic inside goat’s milk formula could prove a solution.
Prebiotic oligosaccharides are natural non-digestible fibres. Once consumed, they become a food source for beneficial gut bacteria such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. Subsequently, the oligos promote the growth of these bacteria, directly influencing a child’s ability to digest their formula.
Research has also shown that prebiotic oligos have an effect on the number of bad bacteria in the gastrointestinal system. Bad bacteria such as E. coli could cause gastrointestinal illness, but their number is limited by the oligos in goat’s milk formula. Therefore, oligos will protect a child’s gastrointestinal health overall.
Please note that Oli6’s natural goat’s milk formula has more digestion-related advantages compared to regular cow’s milk. Fresh goat’s milk contains much higher levels of prebiotic oligosaccharides, which could indicate that goat’s formula is easier to digest for children with cow’s milk sensitivities.
When a child displays digestive-related problems after the consumption of cow’s milk formula, it is always advised to visit a paediatrician before switching to another formula. Certain sensitivities can be caused by an underlying medical condition, so it is best to get a recommendation from the paediatrician before switching to a natural goat’s milk formula.
As we briefly mentioned already, fresh goat’s milk has many natural benefits because of the nutrients it contains. Because of its nutrients, Oli6 can avoid adding any unnecessary additives to the natural formula, keeping them to an absolute minimum.
Contrary to formulas that are not natural, Oli6 does not add any artificial prebiotics, artificial nucleotides, or artificial phospholipids to its goat’s formula. Fresh goat’s milk also has high levels of calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, eliminating the need to add these vitamins artificially to the formula.
Fresh goat’s milk also holds many similarities to human milk, which makes natural goat’s milk formula an interesting alternative for parents. The prebiotic oligos inside fresh goat’s milk are close to human milk in structure, which makes the formula more digestible than some other formula options.
Goat’s milk naturally contains good amounts of phospholipids and nucleotides, both similar to the amounts found in human milk. Both compounds have numerous benefits. Phospholipids have been linked to the development of the brain but are also linked to the improvement of gastrointestinal health. Nucleotides are important too, since they aid cell development as well as cell regeneration. Naturally, these benefits are all important for a child who is still growing and developing.
Parents can switch formula for their child if they believe their child could benefit more from a natural option. It is not recommended to switch formulas too often though, since it could cause side-effects as well as digestion-related problems every time a formula switch occurs.
Of course, there are many reasons why parents could consider a switch to a more natural formula. The child in question may not take to their current formula, making the parents switch to another option. Infants and toddlers could also experience problems digesting their existing formula, in which case a formula switch could also prove useful.
Special care must be taken when switching formulas though, especially when a child experiences digestion problems after the consumption of formula. If you are unsure if a formula switch could be the best solution for your child, always consult a licensed health professional for some advice.
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