Bellamy’s Organic recently introduced the Beta Genica-8 toddler milk drink which is made from organic A2 milk. Don’t know your A1 from your A2? Then read on…
Browsing the toddler formula section in the supermarket can be quite an experience, especially if it’s your first time. You may be wondering if all toddler formulas provide children with the same nutrients since most of them share the same core ingredient: cow’s milk. But here’s the thing – not all cow’s milk is created equal, and there’s more than one type of cow’s milk. Here’s the lowdown…
There’s regular cow’s milk, then there’s A2 beta-casein milk…
A major protein that’s found in cow’s milk is beta-casein, and there are two common types: A1 and A2 beta-casein. Regular cow’s milk, which is most of the cow’s milk we see on the market, is made from milk with a higher concentration of A1 milk proteins. On the other hand, A2 beta-casein milk (or A2 milk) contains only A2 milk proteins.
But why does it even matter? How is A2 beta-casein milk different from regular cow’s milk?
Well, some studies have found that if you experience stomach discomfort after consuming regular milk, you might actually fare better by switching to A2 beta-casein milk. This is because both A1 and A2 milk proteins have different structures, which cause our bodies to digest them differently. A2 milk proteins are easier to digest, which could reduce the chances of stomach discomfort. And even more good news for those with milk intolerances. Another study discovered that those who suffer milk intolerance consuming regular milk didn’t show any symptoms when they switched to A2 beta-casein milk. And this is the case for kids, too.
Bellamy’s Organic just launched a toddler milk that contains only A2 milk proteins
The Beta Genica-8 Step 3 toddler milk, Bellamy’s Organic’s newest launch, is a formula that’s made exclusively from organic A2 beta-casein milk. The milk is sourced from cows that are bred to naturally produce only the A2 beta-casein milk. It’s an enriched alternative to ordinary cow’s milk and contains algal-sourced essential fatty acid DHA, a premium synbiotic blend of probiotic bifidobacterium (BB-12) and prebiotics (GOS and FOS), as well as 16 essential vitamins and minerals that help support the immune system and growth in children.
Just like all of the brand’s products, the Beta Genica-8 is dual certified organic by NASAA & ACO, contains no GMO ingredients, added colours, flavours, or preservatives. So next time you head to the toddler formula aisle, it might not be quite so tricky.
Psst, Bellamy’s Organic also has a range of organic snacks and food pouches produced in Australia without any added sugar or preservatives. Great for when bub is feeling a little peckish when you’re on the move – you can cart out the range here.
This post is in partnership with Bellamy’s Organic