Goat Milk Found Beneficial for Toddlers’ Growth & Development
Along with a balanced diet, drinking milk plays a valuable role for children to develop strong immune systems and steady growth. Today, there is an increasing number of parents who are looking for healthier, alternative options for their toddlers – one of which is goat’s milk.
In line with the growing demand of the market, Bluebell has developed a range of goat milk for toddlers found to be beneficial for toddlers’ growth and development.
Studies have shown that goat milk is a nutrient-rich product that contains fats, protein, vitamins and minerals that are nutritious for young children [1, 2].
Studies have shown that goat milk contains mainly the A2 beta-casein with hypoallergenic properties , making it a viable natural alternative to help toddlers in their early years.
It is also easier to digest, decreases the chances of gastrointestinal infections, and found to be less allergenic than cow’s milk [3, 4]. Goat’s milk contains only trace amounts of the allergenic protein alpha-S1 found in cow’s milk . This is especially beneficial for toddlers who are not able to tolerate cow’s milk and who experience side effects while drinking cow’s milk.
Furthermore, goat’s milk contains a more digestible protein that reduces protein clumps or curd formation in children’s stomachs leading to fewer digestion problems [3, 4]. The fat globules in goat’s milk are easier to digest as they contain a high proportion of short and medium-chain fatty acids.
Bluebell goat milk drinks are made in New Zealand from local and imported ingredients. Bluebell goat milk range includes three stages that can support little one’s formative years.
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