Selecting the best infant formula for your child can quite often be a challenge, because, let’s face it, there’s a vast array of infant formula’s out there.
To make matters even worse, almost every infant formula use cheap oils, such as canola oil, which is extracted by processes that use petroleum; this stuff is not good for adults, let alone a child.
Yep, in a nutshell, making the right choice for your child’s nutrition is downright overwhelming,
This is why we like Little Oak Goat’s Milk Infant Formula, which uses quantity ingredients, such as flaxseed oil (instead of canola), plus extremely nourishing Goat’s milk that naturally supports growth and development.
In this article, we’ll be discussing why Natural Goat’s Milk is so good for your child, and why you’ll never want to switch to another formula again.
Let’s dive in.
Naturally High in Vitamin and Minerals
One extremely stand-out benefit of Natural Goat’s Milk in Little Oak Infant Formula is its high level of Vitamins and Minerals.
These include Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Magnesium and Calcium, which are among some of the essential nutrients to support healthy growth and development (Chouraqui et al., 2019).
Of course, you could perhaps get a good level of vitamins from generic infant formula (assuming you didn’t care about the rancid canola and vegetable oils they put in it).
On the other hand, the nutritional profile of Goat’s Milk may actually compare more positively to cow’s milk, with higher concentrations of minerals and beneficial fatty acids for brain development (Stergiadis et al., 2019).
A Natural Prebiotic Source
Looking after our gut is essential as adults, so it becomes even more important in our little ones.
Luckily, Little Oak Natural Goat Milk Infant Formula is high in compounds known as oligosaccharides, naturally-occurring prebiotics that feed our gut microbiome.
It’s no surprise that the third largest component in human breast milk is prebiotics, because supporting the gut microbiota is critical for overall health (Miqdady et al., 2020).
In fact, supporting the early-life gut microbiome may be associated with a reduction in chronic health conditions, including obesity, asthma, and perhaps even allergies later in life (Kapourchali & Cresci, 2020).
Low in Lactose
Lactose is a sugar that’s most commonly found in dairy, and is digested by an enzyme known as lactase.
When we’re deficient in lactase, which is more commonly known as lactose intolerance, we can experience symptoms such as trapped wind, bloating and constipation.
These symptoms are generally not the best to have in infant’s, and can make parenthood just that little bit harder than it should be.
In some cases, infants can experience a temporary lactase deficiency in the early weeks of development (Heine et al., 2017), making Little Oak Goat’s Milk Infant Formula perfect and gentle on the stomach.
Well, there you have it, choosing your next infant formula has just got a heck of a lot easier.
From a significantly high vitamin and mineral profile, to a formula that’s gentle on your child’s gut at any stage.
Little Oak Goat Milk Infant Formula is the first certified palm oil free formula in the world, using the highest quality whole goat’s milk, with no sugars, synthetics or rancid oils.
Have you used Little Oak before? What did you think? Leave it in the comments!
About The Author: Stephen Brumwell
As a Nutritionist, Biohacking enthusiast, self-experimenter, research fanatic, and self-taught writer, Stephen immerses himself deep into the literature of human optimisation and holistic wellbeing. His goal is to help people better understand the science of human health, and how they can use it to perform better and live a life that is absolutely limitless.
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