Parents who are browsing through the available formula options for their child often consider choosing a natural or an organic goat’s milk formula. However, not many parents are aware of the differences between a natural goat’s formula and an organic goat’s milk formula, even though differences can be minor.
To help parents distinguish between a natural and an organic goat’s milk formula, we have listed the differences below. Of course, we also included some important information on natural goat’s milk formula and why this type of formula could be an outstanding choice for your child.
Organic products usually cover foods that are socially responsible; this means they are produced without the use of GM, synthetic pesticides, herbicides, hormones, and antibiotics. So, a goat’s milk formula will be certified organic when all the included ingredients are certified organic too.
Natural goat’s milk formula means that where possible the milk source is relied on to provide the natural benefits in the formula rather than using artificial additives. In the case of Oli6, we don’t add fish oil (as Oli6 is naturally high in phospholipids for brain development), we don’t add artificial prebiotics like FOS and GOS due to the high amounts of prebiotic oligosaccharides, and we don’t add artificial nucleotides (as there’s a similar amount in goat’s milk as there is in breast milk which aid cell development.
This is a choice only the parents can make, but there are some major advantages to choosing Oli6 natural goat’s milk formula. Oli6 uses all the natural benefits of fresh goat’s milk; this is why the formula is always a serious consideration for many Australian parents.
One of the biggest benefits of a natural goat’s milk formula such as Oli6 is the presence of prebiotic oligosaccharides. Natural prebiotics undoubtedly contribute to gut health and digestion; this through the absorption of water in the large intestine and promoting the growth of healthy gut bacteria such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.
A natural goat’s milk formula with many prebiotic oligos also limit the number of bad bacteria in the gut; this includes harmful bacteria such as E. coli. Therefore, children susceptible to gastrointestinal problems could benefit from the added protection prebiotic oligosaccharides can provide.
Even though many infant formulas contain prebiotic oligosaccharides, fresh goat’s milk contains six times more prebiotic oligos compared to standard cow’s milk. So, a formula based on goat’s milk should always be the first consideration for infants with a sensitive tummy.
Prebiotic oligosaccharides play a major role in the decision of parents to choose a natural goat’s milk formula. However, similarities to human milk is another reason why parents consider a natural goat’s milk formula as an alternative.
One of the similarities between natural goat’s milk and human milk is the protein composition. Fresh goat’s milk has higher levels of protein, which is similar to the protein composition of human milk. So, this protein composition can be easier to digest for some children.
Fresh goat’s milk also contains similar levels of nucleotides and phospholipids compared to human milk. Both compounds are important for the human body. Nucleotides contribute to functions such as cell development and regeneration, while phospholipids contribute to brain development and a reduced risk of gastrointestinal infections.
Goat’s milk also has good levels of amino acids, comparable to the amounts of amino acids inside human milk. Since amino acids are literally the building blocks of the human body, these structures will contribute to almost all biological processes.
Since Oli6 bases its formula on fresh goat’s milk, there is no need for unnecessary additives. As we explained earlier, the source product contains loads of vitamins, minerals, and even prebiotic oligosaccharides, which means additives are limited as much as possible.
Formulas that are not natural often need to add artificial prebiotics, nucleotides, and fish oil, which adds phospholipids to the formula in question. These compounds are already present inside fresh goat’s milk, which means Oli6 does not have to add them artificially to the formula during the manufacturing process and pasteurisation.
While the key benefit of Oli6 goat’s milk formula is easier digestion for tiny tummies, the natural benefits of fresh goat’s milk certainly contribute to the beneficial nature of a natural goat’s milk formula.
Oli6 is an Australian owned company; this means that our formula is manufactured in Australia. By manufacturing our formula in Australia, we can provide our loyal customers with a continuous supply of our natural goat’s milk formula.
To ensure parents can make an informed decision, we also provide loads of information pages about our natural goat’s milk formula on the website. If you require more information, be sure to check out the available info on the site.