Goat’s milk formula has an outstanding reputation among Australian parents, yet many are still struggling to decide between natural and organic goat’s milk formula. Natural and organic goat’s milk formula both provide benefits for a little bub. So, how do you make the choice between natural and organic goat’s milk formula?
We at Oli6 take advantage of all the nutrients and beneficial compounds inside goat’s milk and manufacture our formula in Australia. So, not only can you rely on the benefits of natural goat’s milk formula, you can also count on an uninterrupted supply.
Still, some questions remain. When do you give your little one natural goat’s milk formula and what are the benefits associated with this formula?.
Before looking at formulas, we always recommend that parents give their little one human milk. Human milk is always the best option, so we urge parents to choose human milk if they are able to do so.
Unfortunately, not all mums are able to give their little one human milk; this can be due to a medical problem or a lack of human milk. If the mum can provide some human milk, a medical professional can recommend mixed feeding; this is where the mum can provide a mixture of human milk and formula. In some cases, mums may have to choose a formula alone.
Some parents start their little one on cow’s milk formula, only to find that their little one regularly experiences cramps, constipation or discomfort afterwards. While most symptoms are mild, it can make your little one needlessly uncomfortable. In these cases, a switch to goat’s milk formula could be a good option.
Please note that there are certain instances where medical advice is required; for example, when your child shows severe symptoms after the consumption of cow’s milk formula. To get the best advice on your child’s formula, mixed feeding, or other issues relating to your child’s nutrition, it is always best to speak to a medical professional. If you feel unsure, which is not uncommon among first-time parents, be sure to turn to a midwife or a paediatrician for some advice.
Natural goat’s milk formulas are packed with benefits, mainly because they are made from natural goat’s milk. Below, we have listed the main benefits of our natural formula.
One of the biggest benefits of our natural formula is the presence of prebiotic oligosaccharides, also known under the name natural prebiotics. When these non-digestible fibres reach the large intestine, they serve as food for the healthy gut bacteria, subsequently increasing their numbers. However, they also absorb water, which makes passing stool softer and easier to pass once it has encountered that water. Therefore, natural goat’s formula could be an excellent option for little ones who regularly experience constipation or cramps.
Since prebiotic oligosaccharides serve as a food source for the healthy bacteria in the gut, they also influence the numbers of pathogenic bacteria. By promoting the growth of healthy bacteria, they slow down the growth of harmful bacteria; this means prebiotic oligos protect your child’s overall gut health too!
We also would like to mention that goat’s milk formula shares some similarities with human milk. For example, goat’s milk and human milk both contain similar levels of phospholipids, nucleotides and amino acids, which could prove benefits for mums who are implementing mixed feeding.
Sharing similarities with human milk can have other benefits for your little one. Most parents find that their little bub takes a lot easier to our natural goat’s milk formula. Good news for parents whose child is a fussy eater!
Natural goat’s milk also provides your little one with essential vitamins and minerals required for good growth and development. Goat’s milk contains more of certain vitamins and minerals compared to cow’s milk; this includes calcium, magnesium, vitamin A and vitamin C.
When you choose Oli6 natural goat’s formula, you can provide your child with a nutritionally complete formula that is also gentle on your child’s tummy. If you wish to learn more about our formula and its benefits, please check out our website www.oli6.com or follow our Instagram and Facebook oli6toddler.