Pasteurisation is one of the processes that is implemented to finalise milk before it is brought to the consumer. Of course, the pasteurisation of milk is used for other products as well. To understand pasteurisation and its role in formula, please read the information provided by Oli6 below.
The pasteurisation process is executed on milk to protect the milk against spoiling. It does this by removing impurities such as bacteria, yeast, and mould.
To execute pasteurisation, manufacturers will heat the milk rapidly; this will eliminate some of the harmful micro-organisms that are present inside. The temperature used for milk pasteurisation usually lies between 85-94 degrees Celsius.
Most formulas are made with pasteurized milk; this includes natural goat’s milk formula and organic goat’s milk formula. Naturally, the pasteurisation process is not only applicable to natural goat’s milk formula and organic goat’s milk formula, as this process can also be used for cow’s milk formula.
Before you give your little one formula, it is essential to sterilise your bottle-feeding equipment. When this does not happen, bacteria on the bottle, cap, or teat may be consumed by your little one. In turn, this could cause infection or illness. Since your little one does not have a fully functioning immune system yet, it is important to eliminate these bacteria before a feeding.
In addition to using the appropriate sterilisation methods, parents should also wash their hands thoroughly before handling any bottle-feeding equipment or formula. They should also give any kitchen surfaces a good clean before starting sterilisation or formula making.
There are three methods of sterilisation that are popular with parents; this includes cold water sterilisation, electric sterilisation, and boiling. We have explained each of these methods in a little more detail below.
For cold-water sterilisation, parents will use a special cold-water solution, in which the bottle-feeding equipment is submerged. The solution can be obtained as a liquid or in a tablet form.
If you decide to use a cold-water method, please ensure you submerge the bottle, cap, and teat completely. Also, make sure no air bubbles remain, as this could cause a build-up of bacteria.
A popular sterilisation method for bottle-feeding equipment that has been used for years is boiling. This method is also the most affordable for most parents, as it only requires a dedicated cooking pot and some tap water.
To sterilise through boiling, fill a pan with clean tap water and submerge the bottle-feeding equipment completely. Also, ensure no air bubbles remain, this in the same manner as explained with cold-water sterilisation. Once the equipment is fully submerged, cover the pan with a lid and leave to boil for at least 10 minutes. It is recommended to keep the pan covered until you use the bottle-feeding equipment.
With the boiling method, it is important to remember that this method can cause some premature damage to your bottle-feeding equipment. Therefore, always check your bottle-feeding equipment after sterilisation and replace if required.
The final method to sterilise your bottle-feeding equipment is electric steam sterilising. The device you will need for this method can be found in many baby stores. When you use this method, your bottle-feeding equipment will be bacteria-free for six hours. Most electric sterilisation cycles take between eight and twelve minutes, so most parents will use this method immediately before a feeding.
We believe in the benefits of Oli6, a natural goat’s milk formula made in Australia. Oli6 formula is available for toddlers, providing many digestion-related benefits.
One of the main benefits that should be mentioned about Oli6 Dairy Goat Formula is that the formula contains a lot of prebiotic oligosaccharides. The oligos are important for digestion, as they make digestion more efficient through the absorption of water and by functioning as a food source for healthy gut bacteria.
Oli6 goat’s formula has additional benefits too. Goat’s milk contains high levels of certain vitamins and minerals; this includes magnesium, calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. With higher levels of these vitamins and minerals, the growth and development of your little one can benefit from our natural goat’s milk formula.
Parents can find more information about Oli6 goat’s formula on the Oli6 website, which contains information pages as well as vital resources for parents. If you would like more details about Oli6 formula, do not hesitate to head over to the information section on our website.
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