Your Toddler’s Nutrition Needs

Work in Progress

Have you ever heard the phrase, “I am a work in progress”?  At thirty I still say it, but imagine how true it must be for a toddler!  The body of a toddler is still developing, and there are ways you can see it happening.  For instance, did you realize that toddlers have no kneecaps?  They have cartilage, instead of bone.  It won’t become bone until about three years of age.  Oddly enough, babies are born with more bones than we have.  Babies have over 300 bones, instead of the 206 that adults have.  It’s not because they lose bones, it’s because several of those bones fuse together.  How will you fuel your toddler’s nutrition needs for healthy development?

Toddler’s Nutritional Needs for a Work in Progress

Bone Development Needs

Sammy’s Milk thought about toddlers nutrition needs during bone development.  They need calcium, vitamin D and exercise.  Ounce for ounce, goat milk outperforms cow milk in calcium delivery (330 g versus 275–300 g). Recent research suggests that goat milk may actually help the body absorb the nutrients in food, make that even more significant.

While goat milk and cow milk both contain similar amounts of vitamin D, the wild caught fish oil in Sammy’s Milk is a whole other source of the nutrient. In fact, fish oil enhances the body’s vitamin d absorption.  Between the free range goat milk and the wild caught fish oil, your child will get bone building calcium AND vitamin d.  Now about that exercise, let’s just say it looks like nature has that one covered in most toddlers.  If your child is mobile, they are on the move.

Brain Development Needs

Another amazing transition in babies is brain development.  A child’s brain develops at a faster rate between birth and three years old than at any other phase in their life.  According to researchers a child’s brain has formed 1 million neural connections per second.  Compare this to half as many in adult brains. Though our genes may influence how our brains work, experience plays a large factor too.  From birth to three months, a baby’s brain builds neural connections for seeing and hearing.  The brain then goes on to focus on language and speech production.  Around twelve months, the brain moves on to higher cognitive function, as long as the prior neural connections are activated well.  Babies need stimulation, responsive interaction and good nutrition. 

There are several nutrients in Sammy’s Milk designed to help with early brain development. Omega 3 fatty acids in the wild caught fish oil are one nutrient essential to baby’s brain development.  Another ingredient in Sammy’s Milk designed to meet your toddler’s nutrition needs is molasses.  This is not just for flavor, but it provides iron, an important nutrient, helping the flow of oxygen to the baby’s brain cells.  The WHO goes so far as to state: “Iron deficiency in children under two years of age can have significant and irreversible effects on brain development.”

Your Toddler’s Nutrition Needs

Even More than grownups, your child is an amazing work in progress.  Sammy’s Milk is designed to meet your toddler’s nutrition needs with healthy clean ingredients. Our ingredients, key to your child’s proper development make all the difference.  You’re going to love the way your baby runs on Sammy’s Milk.