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Before you choose a goat’s milk formula for your child, it is always best to examine the ingredients to determine if the formula you want is best for your toddler. To learn more about Oli6 goat’s milk formula, the ingredients it contains, and how to prepare this formula for your little one, please head over to our product page or evaluate our overview below.

Milk Solids

One of the ingredients you can find in all dairy formulas are milk solids. Milk solids are small particles derived from dairy foods. They contain lactose, caseins, whey proteins and minerals, all of which are found in the product they are derived from.

Milk solids are commonly used in goat’s milk formula, but also other formula types such as cow’s milk formula, so milk solids are not exclusively found inside goat’s milk formula.

In addition to goat formula, milk solids can be found in other products as well; this includes milk, cheese, yoghurt and other foods that contain lactose. Therefore, milk solids are quite present in our modern diet.

feeding toddler with goats milk

Minerals

Goat formula is also a rich source of minerals, since goat formula contains important substances such as calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, selenium, zinc, copper, manganese and iodine.

Even though the basic blend of minerals is quite like that of cow’s milk, there is a difference between the mineral levels of goat formula and those of cow’s milk. Compared to regular cow’s milk, goat formula contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, since fresh goat’s milk is an excellent source of these vitamins.

The higher levels of calcium and magnesium could prove beneficial for toddlers who are deficient in these minerals. However, it is always best to have your toddler evaluated by a paediatrician if he or she is deficient in a certain mineral.

Vitamins

Oli6 Toddler Formula is also an excellent source of vitamins; this includes vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin K, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin B6, folate and biotin.

Like the mineral levels of Oli6 Toddler Formula, there is a difference between the vitamin levels of goat’s milk and cow’s milk. Compared to cow’s milk, goat’s milk contains more vitamin A and vitamin C. Amongst other things; this could be beneficial for your child’s vision development and your toddler’s growth and development in general.

How to Prepare Goat Formula for My Toddler

If you decide to choose Oli6 Toddler Formula for your child, you will need some information on the preparation of the formula. Each of our formula tins has a label with the preparation instructions on it, but you will also find more information on how to prepare this formula below.

Before you start preparing this formula for your little one, please make sure you wash your hands thoroughly. Also, be sure to sterilise all bottles and teats before you add the formula to the bottle. You will find more information about sterilising feeding equipment later in this article.

Once all feeding equipment is sterilised, boil some suitable drinking water and let it cool down to a lukewarm temperature. Then, pour the required amount of drinking water, as indicated on the label, in the sterilised bottle. Add a filled scoop of the formula and use the built-in leveller to ensure the right amount of formula. While doing this, avoid compacting the formula powder.When you have added all the powder and water to the bottle, gently shake the bottle until the powder has dissolved.

When the formula is ready, please test the temperature of the formula by adding a little of the formula from the bottle on your wrists. If the temperature is right, give your toddler the formula right away. If there is any formula left afterwards, be sure to discard of it right away.

How to Sterilise Feeding Equipment for Goat’s Milk Formula

In general, there are three ways to sterilise your bottle-feeding equipment, more specifically boiling, chemicals and steam. Either of these sterilising methods is suitable and hasits own range of benefits.

The most affordable method to sterilise your bottle-feeding equipment is boiling, although this method tends to damage teats and bottles more rapidly than other sterilising methods. Therefore, boiling may not be the most economical method long-term.

Chemicals are also an option to sterilise your bottle-feeding equipment; this includes options such as tablets and liquids. These chemicals need to be changed every 24 hours, so this method can be quite the investment as well.

Still, most parents choose the steam sterilising option, since this is often the method that is most economical and most convenient. The steam sterilising method can be executed by microwave or an electric steriliser. While most people already own a microwave, it is often a good idea to get an electric steriliser, since this method is less harsh on bottles and teats and makes them last longer.

No matter what sterilising method you choose for your child’s formula, always make sure you follow the guidelines provided by the manufacturer of the sterilisation equipment.

Please note that sterilising will no longer be necessary once your child reaches a certain age. However, in some cases, your paediatrician may recommend the continued use of sterilised bottle feeding equipment, especially if the child in question is more susceptible to illness and infections than other children. Therefore, always ask your child’s paediatrician for advice before you stop using the sterilising equipment.

goats milk for feeding toddler

Conclusion

Oli6 Toddler Formula is a nutritionally balanced formula that may promote your child’s growth and development. Naturally, parents must prepare the formula in the right way to ensure maximum benefit.

Before you choose another toddler formula for your child, please check with your child’s paediatrician before making the switch. Switching formula can cause digestive distress for your child, so it is best to check with a medical professional for advice before you do so.