When you are not that familiar with goat’s milk toddler formula, it may feel a little daunting to make the switch. However, goat’s milk toddler formula is just as good as formulas based on cow’s milk. Curious why? Check out our information below to find out!
Goat’s milk is naturally high in prebiotic oligosaccharides. As a matter a fact, goat’s milk contains six times more of these fibres than regular cow’s milk, which naturally transfers to a goat’s milk toddler formula with higher levels of prebiotics.
Prebiotic oligosaccharides are a source of dietary fibre, which means they remain in the digestive tract and do not get absorbed like most foods are. Once they reach the large intestine, prebiotic oligosaccharides start to absorb water; this water absorption makes stool a lot softer and generally easier to pass.
When prebiotic oligosaccharides reach the intestines, they also promote the growth of so-called probiotics. These are healthy gut bacteria which aid digestion, for example lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. The growth of these healthy gut bacteria also limits the growth of harmful pathogenic bacteria, which could cause infection.
Parents who want to incorporate these prebiotic oligosaccharides into the diet of their toddler can obtain them from our goat’s milk toddler formula, but can also incorporate solid foods such as asparagus, bananas, leeks, garlic and tomatoes.
Oli6 goat’s milk toddler formula naturally contains high levels of vitamin A; this is the vitamin responsible for vision and bone growth, as well as the vitamin that provides protection against infections. Vitamin A also plays a role in the health and growth of hair, nails and skin cells.
In addition to our toddler formula, parents can prepare solid foods for their toddler which can provide them with plenty of vitamin A. These foods include, but are not limited to: carrots, spinach, kale, vegetable soup, apricots, bell peppers, broccoli, tomatoes and eggs.
When you give your child Oli6 toddler formula, you will be supplying them with magnesium as well. Magnesium will keep the bones strong, but also the heart rhythm steady. Researchers have also found that magnesium can support the function of the immune system, as well as the function of the muscles and nerves.
Magnesium can be obtained from various solid foods as well, so these foods should be incorporated into the diet of your toddler to ensure a good supply of magnesium. Foods that are high in magnesium include spinach, oatmeal, peanut butter, raisins, halibut, cashews and all-bran cereal. Some of these foods require a good bite, but they can help your child to develop healthy teeth, so do not leave them out if your toddler seems a little fussy with them in the beginning.
When it comes down to crucial vitamins, we cannot leave out the importance of vitamin C, which can be found in Oli6 toddler formula. Vitamin C is closely connected to various functions in the human body, because this vitamin helps to create and repair red blood cells, bones and tissues.
Being responsible for the creation and repair of red blood cells, it is quite evident that other functions in the body are indirectly connected to a good supply of vitamin C. In addition to the primary functions already described, vitamin C also plays a part in strengthening the blood vessels, reducing the appearance of bruising, boosting the immune system and protecting the body against infections.
Calcium is a very important mineral for growth and development because this mineral is needed to build strong bones and healthy teeth. In addition to these functions, calcium is also linked to nerve and muscle functioning, blood clotting and enzyme activation.
As you may know already, calcium is mainly obtained from dairy products. However, this could become a problem when you child seems to have problems digesting regular cow’s milk but seems fine with our Oli6 toddler formula. If your child is still sensitive to certain dairy products, parents can use our toddler formula to ensure their child gets the calcium needed to grow and develop.
The vitamins and minerals above are only the vitamins and minerals goat’s milk contains higher levels of compared to regular cow’s milk. That being said, there are more vital vitamins and minerals inside our toddler formula. In addition to vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and magnesium, parents will find that our toddler formula contains other key nutrients such as vitamin D, iron and zinc.
Preparing a bottle of Oli6 Toddler Formula is quite easy. First, pour the required amount of water in a bottle or feeding cup. Then, use the scoop delivered with the toddler formula to measure the right amount of formula for your toddler. When doing this, do not compact the powder, but use levelled scoops instead.
When you have added the formula to the water. Add the cap on the bottle or feeding cup and shake to ensure all the powder dissolves properly. If you use a normal cup, you can also store the formula.
The key vitamins and minerals inside our toddler formula could benefit toddlers. Of course, to ensure your child enjoys proper growth and development, toddler formula always needs to be combined with a healthy and varied diet, no matter how many nutrients your chosen formula contains.
Oli6 Dairy Goat Toddler Formula is especially designed to provide an addition to the regular diet of toddlers, more specifically when a toddler has a lack of certain nutrients in their diet. For more advice on good nutrition for your toddler, please contact your paediatrician or specialised health professional.
The benefits we listed below are some of the reasons why parents make the switch to our goat’s milk powder, but the list of benefits is non-exhaustive. Aside from the nutritional and digestion-related benefits, Oli6 goat’s milk powder is Australian! Therefore, parents who choose our goat’s milk powder for their child can count on a continuous and uninterrupted supply.
Has your child struggled with other formulas in the past? Some parents choose our goat’s milk powder for the taste! Many parents have reported positive experiences with goat’s milk baby formula, so if your child does not take to most formulas you have tried, why not test Oli6 goat’s milk baby formula and find out if your child likes it too!
Want even more information about Oli6 goat’s milk baby formula before you obtain it for your child? Check out the many information pages available on the Oli6 website, where you can find more information on goat’s milk baby formula as well as our toddler formula. You can also join the Oli6 Facebook community if you have any additional questions about Oli6 toddler or goat’s milk baby formula.