Many parents wonder if they could give their child fresh goat’s milk instead of goat’s milk formula. The answer is no, you can only give fresh milk of any kind to a child that is older than twelve months. Children younger than twelve months can only digest goat’s milk formula. Still, once your child is a year old, you can usually switch from goat’s milk formula without problems.
There are some instances where a switch from goat’s milk formula to goat’s milk is not advised, more specifically when a child cannot digest normal milk properly. This can happen for a variety of reasons, so it is always a good idea to make an appointment with your child’s paediatrician. However, in most cases it comes down to the child developing a little slower, they may need further nutrients that formula can provide to help with their development, therefore, goat milk formula must be used a little longer.
Even though we have a lot of experience with baby formula brands, even we must admit there are so many options out there, which could be confusing for parents. When it comes to choosing your goat milk formula from a sea of baby formula brands, we will always suggest Oli6 goat milk formula. Our natural goat’s milk powder takes full advantage of fresh goat’s milk, giving your child benefits such as better digestion.
Of course, parents do not have to take our word for it! There is loads of information online about baby formula brands, enabling you to compare Oli6 goat milk formula with these other formulas for babies. So, when you start researching baby formula brands, be sure to incorporate our goat milk formula.
Formula for babies is used for babies up to the age of six months. After using formula for babies, parents usually switch to a follow-on formula. Once the age of twelve months is reached, parents can switch to a toddler formula.
When you have used a specific formula for babies, it is always recommended to stick with the same brand as your child gets older.
The preparation guidelines of goat’s milk powder are always displayed on the cannister or the packet of your chosen formula. It is important to follow the instructions on the goat’s milk powder since improper preparation could lead to either overfeeding or underfeeding the child. Goat’s milk powder is mixed with liquid to ensure the right nutrient balance, so always check the instructions before you make up a batch.
Many parents find that goat’s milk baby formula has more benefits for their child than regular cow’s milk formula. A lot of children experience problems digesting regular cow’s milk formula, in which case goat’s milk baby formula will provide a suitable alternative.
Goat’s milk baby formula is packed with compounds known as prebiotic oligosaccharides. These prebiotic oligosaccharides inside goat’s milk baby formula absorb water in the large intestine, which makes any passing stool softer and easier to pass. They also promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria, which improves digestion too.
To ease their child into drinking milk, some parents use fresh milk in some of their child’s solid foods; this may include their cereal, yoghurt, and even custard. There are a bunch of creative recipes out there that could help children adjust, so be sure to look up some if your toddler finds the feeding transition to regular goat milk a little difficult.
Are you considering starting your child on goat formula? Or does your toddler need a goat’s toddler formula since he cannot digest normal milk yet? For all this information and more, we kindly refer you to the information pages on the Oli6 website.
Do you have additional questions about Oli6 formulas and need some assistance? Do not hesitate to get in touch with the Oli6 team and our community on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Oli6Toddler.