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Digestive distress for infants,
impacts on mum
The vast majority (86%) of infants have
experienced some form of digestive
problem, with one in four mums
stating the problem causes their child a
significant level of distress – that’s 216,000
There is a knock-on effect with more than
half of mums saying their infant’s digestive
problems have caused her or her partner
distress and half citing a lack of sleep.
Child and Family Health Nurse, Anne
Partridge said the findings reflect patterns
she sees on a daily basis with tired and
“Digestive issues often lead to an unsettled
baby and that can have a huge impact on
the entire family. Mums become desperate
for solutions the longer the problems go
unresolved - they want credible information
from health professionals they trust and can
talk to,” she added.
Crows Nest (NSW ) pharmacist Joe Biddle
said pharmacists are highly accessible and
are therefore a good contact point for
“ We see a lot of mums who just want practical
advice for their baby without the judgement.
We’re able to provide expert advice and offer
innovative solutions,” he added.
Tummy friendly formulas –
solutions at pharmacy
Almost half of mums of children aged
13-24 months changed formulas to try
to address their child’s digestive issues.
Their main priority is to find formulas with
prebiotics or probiotics.
Prebiotic oligosaccharides - naturally
occurring in goat’s milk - may be
beneficial to digestive health by
stimulating the growth of beneficial
bacteria and helping to foster a healthy
intestinal environment from an early age.
Studies have also found that goat’s milk
is naturally endowed with six times the
amount of oligosaccharides compared
to cow’s milk and more closely matches
human breast milk in structure when
compared to standard cow’s milk.2,3
Goat’s milk is commonly used in many
countries and is included in infant feeding
guidelines of Australia, New Zealand, the
EU and England. Now, it’s on the radar of
Australian mums with more than four in
ten aware that goat’s milk is more easily
digested than cow’s milk.
Oli6TM Dairy Goat Formulas –
a new and gentle option
A mother’s breast milk is the most natural
and beneficial nutrition for a baby, however
when a mum chooses to move on to
formula or supplement breastfeeding, Oli6TM
Dairy Goat Toddler Formula is now available.
It is a nutritionally balanced and gentle
formula developed by Australian owned
Goat Nutrition Australia.
Minimally processed, Oli6TM retains a range
of naturally-occurring vitamins and minerals
including magnesium, calcium, vitamin A
and vitamin C as well as other beneficial
substances like prebiotic oligosaccharides.
The Oli6TM range has been developed
in direct response to Goat Nutrition
Australia’s consumer research - mums
wanted as natural a product as possible
that met Australia’s stringent quality and
In retail, the following Oli6TM products are
exclusively offered to pharmacy:
Oli6TM Dairy Goat Infant Formula (Stage 1-
Birth to 6 months)
Oli6TM Dairy Goat Follow On Formula
(Stage 2 – 6 to 12 months)
Oli6TM Dairy Goat Toddler Formula (Stage
3 – 12 to 36 months).
Formulas are available in 800g cans.
Pharmacists key to helping mums
with baby’s digestive distress
To discuss ranging Oli6, please call Pharmabroker Sales on 02 8878 9777 or for more information, please visit www.oli6.com.au
REFERENCES: 1. Raynal-Ljutovac K, Lagriffoul G, Paccard P, Guillet I, Chilliard Y. Composition of goat and sheep milk products: an update. Small Ruminant Research, 79 (2008), pp. 57–72. 2 . Urashima
T,Taufik E. Oligosaccharides in Milk: Their Benefits and Future Utilization. Media Peternakan - Journal of Animal Science and Technology 2010 (December): 189 - 197. 3 . Silanikove, Leitner G, Merin U, Prosser
C. Recent advances in exploiting goat’s milk: Quality, safety and production aspects. Small Ruminant Research 2010; 89: 110 - 124.
* National online survey with 503 mothers of children aged 0-24 months; equally split between mums of 0-12 month olds and 13–24 month olds. Weighted by age and area to reflect the latest
ABS population estimates.
Welcoming a new member to the family can be one of the happiest times
in our lives but for mums, a new baby may also bring new challenges, some
of which pharmacists are ideally placed to assist with. Digestive distress in
infants is a very common challenge that Goat Nutrition Australia has explored
further with a Galaxy survey of 503 mothers of children aged 0-24 months.*
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