One of the main concerns of many parents is the safety of the milk formula they choose for their little one. After all, you want your child to get the best start in life. Below, we have addressed some of the common questions relating to the safety of organic goat’s milk formula and natural goat’s milk formula, as well as some other common safety concerns parents tend to have.
Before we elaborate on the safety of formulas overall, we need to look a little closer at the safety of natural goat’s milk formula and organic goat’s milk formula. Now, both formulas are considered as safe for your little one. Of course, there are some things to consider.
Some children experience difficulties digesting certain formulas. While organic goat’s milk formula and natural goat’s milk formula are counted among the easiest to digest, it does not rule out digestion-related problems completely. We will elaborate on some of these concerns in a different section in this article. Still, organic goat’s milk formula and natural goat’s milk formula are considered as some of the safer options where digestion is concerned; this through the presence of high levels of prebiotic oligosaccharides.
Formulas offered in Australia should meet strict Australian guidelines and regulations; this means that formulas obtained in stores should be safe for your little one. However, as mentioned in our previous section, this does not mean you will not encounter any problems.
Despite the fact that formulas meet the nutritional guidelines and regulations, some children can be sensitive to certain ingredients and compounds inside formula. As a result, they could encounter some digestive distress; this may lead parents to choose a different formula for their little one.
We must also mention that certain formulas should only be used by recommendation of a paediatrician or another licensed medical professional. A prime example of such a formula is soy formula, as this formula could cause dental problems along the line. That being said, soy formula could be required in some cases.
Once you have obtained the preferred formula for your little one, it is also necessary to look at formula preparation. A lot of new parents are not aware of some of the requirements of formula preparation, which could make their child’s formula less safe.
One of the requirements of formula preparation is sterilising bottle-feeding equipment. When you prepare formula for your little one, it is essential to avoid the presence of bacteria; this because your child does not have a good immune system yet. Your child’s ability to fight off infection and other illnesses is therefore reduced.
There are various ways to sterilise bottle-feeding equipment; this includes methods such as cold-water sterilisation, boiling, and electric sterilisation. Each of these methods has advantages and disadvantages, so parents should always attempt to do some research to determine which is more beneficial for them.
While some parents can put their little one on formula relatively easily, there are some instances where you might need a paediatrician. One of the most obvious reasons is when your child is showing signs of severe digestive distress.
Extreme digestive distress can become apparent in several ways and parents often notice rather quickly something is not right. Common symptoms that may be encountered could include one or multiple of the following symptoms: excessive crying and irritability after feedings, vomiting, bloody stools, rash, hives, breathing difficulties, and swelling.
Some of the symptoms that can be encountered due to formula sensitivities can be very serious in some cases. For example, if your child is showing signs of breathing difficulties and facial swelling, it is important to take your little one to the emergency room immediately.
In addition to being sensitive to certain ingredients inside formula, some children could encounter a problem called “failure to thrive”; this is another reason to consult a medical professional.
Failure to thrive is used to describe a child’s lack of growth and development. The condition can even be encountered if you believe your child is getting sufficient feedings. So, even if you believe your child is getting enough in terms of formula, you should always consult a paediatrician if you notice a lack of weight gain, growth, or development.
Oli6’s natural formula has the advantages of natural goat’s milk; this includes lots of vitamins and minerals, but also the prebiotic oligosaccharides to stimulate and promote easier digestion. For more information about our formula, please refer to the information pages on our website.