It is not uncommon for toddlers to have problems with digestion in the early stages of their lives. There are some formulas that are gentle on your little one’s tummy. Natural and organic goat’s milk formula are prime examples, as both natural and organic goat’s milk formula have digestion-related benefits of goat’s milk.
Of course, there is still the choice between organic goat’s milk formula and natural goat’s milk formula. While organic goat’s milk formula have its benefits, we recommend natural goat’s milk formula, especially for children with sensitive tummies.
A natural goat’s milk formula contains lots of prebiotic oligosaccharides, non-digestible fibres that remain in the gastrointestinal tract to perform differenttypes of functions.
One of the functions of prebiotic oligosaccharides is the absorption of water. Through the absorption of this water in the large intestine, stool becomes softer and easier to pass. So, toddlers who are prone to constipation and cramps could benefit from the natural prebiotics inside natural goat’s milk formula.
The prebiotic oligos inside natural goat’s milk formula are also a food source for healthy gut bacteria that aid digestion; this includes bacteria such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. By serving as a food source and increasing their numbers, prebiotic oligos also contribute to a reduced number of harmful pathogenic bacteria in the gut.
In addition to the prebiotic oligosaccharides, there are other compounds inside goat’s milk that can contribute to better gut health, more specifically phospholipids. Phospholipids are responsible for brain development, but they also reduce the occurrence of gastrointestinal infections. Therefore, they also contribute to better digestion for infants with sensitive tummies.
Most parents switch formula for their little one for a medical reason. When your child experiences some side-effects such as diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation, or cramps after the consumption of cow’s milk formula, then a switch to goat’s milk formula could provide a solution.
Please note that the suitability of a formula does not always come down to the digestibility of that formula. There can be underlying medical conditions that cause formula to be unsuitable for your child. In these cases, it is advised to make an appointment with your child’s paediatrician as soon as possible.
While most children experience no problems with digestion on goat’s formula, there is a small percentage of toddlersthat may require a specialist formula. If you are uncertain if the symptoms your child experiences are caused by the formula, always consult a paediatrician first before you make the switch.
The principle of a natural baby formula is rather simple. Opposed to the heavily processed formula types out there, a natural formula will take advantage of the natural nutrients already present inside goat’s milk.
Goat’s milk is an outstanding source of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, vitamin A and vitamin C. It also has high levels of prebiotic oligosaccharides, nucleotides, and phospholipids; this means that artificial additives do not have to be added for these nutrients during the manufacturing process.
Heavily processed formulas tend to contain a lot of additives, and this is something many parents are looking to avoid. Fortunately, parents who choose a natural goat’s formula can give their child access to the natural goodness of goat’s milk with only a limited number of additives.
We must also mention that goat’s milk shares many similarities to human milk, another reason why some parents prefer natural goat’s formula. Human milk and goat’s milk contain similar levels of amino acids, nucleotides, and phospholipids. The structure of the natural prebiotics inside goat’s milk is also similar to the structure of the prebiotic oligos inside human milk.
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