By Mummies For Mummies (and Daddies too)


September 2015

Cow’s milk? Goat’s milk, Soy milk or Organic milk?

What’s the difference and which should you choose? This is one of the most common questions we get asked. Firstly, we’d like to say breastmilk is obviously the best choice for your baby. But for whatever reason you have had to stop breast-feeding, then it’s time to consider which formula your baby will take to best.

We always tell our customers, each child is different and has their own sensitivities and preferences when it comes to taste.

Baby_food_section_at_Best_Price_smallA common problem found when introducing any milk other than breastmilk to a baby is lactose intolerance, where the baby could experience anything from mild to extreme discomfort (usually flatulence or diarrhea…we’ve even heard about green poo). Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products.

Breast milk, cow’s milk and goat’s milk, all contain lactose. The reason why people always say goat’s milk is closer to mother’s milk is because it contains less lactose than cow’s milk and has a similar chemical structure to breastmilk, which may make it a better option for those with mild lactose sensitivities.

Once you have consulted your doctor and are sure that your child is lactose intolerant, some parents have given soy milk formulas to their babies. For those considering soy milk as an option…please note that soy milk is not recommended as substitute milk for babies under six months due to phytoestrogens and its high sugar content.

Another thing to consider is whether your baby is sensitive to cow’s milk protein. We have heard from some parents whose babies are allergic to cow’s milk protein itself but not allergic to lactose. In this case, then goat’s milk would be ok for their babies. Note, babies who are cow’s milk protein allergic are likely to be allergic to soya protein as well.

This brings us to the final type of milk we thought we’d give you a bit of information on. Organic Milk. Organic milk refers to milk from livestock raised according to organic farming methods. So you could have organic cow’s milk or organic goat’s milk but again, in both cases, it would also contain lactose.

The most important thing we can tell you is that, if you have any health concerns, and are concerned about lactose tolerance or any other sensitivities your baby might have, the best thing to do is consult with your health care practitioner.

All the different types of milk and the different milk brands have varied chemical structures and ingredients which may or may not suit your baby.

At Babydash, we have lots of different brands available…call us anytime if you would like to find out more about a particular type/brand of milk.

Babydash: Diapers, milk and now a blog..?

For those of you who may have stumbled across this blog and do not know what Babydash is, let us first and foremost tell you a little bit about our business. Babydash is an online store ( founded by us, two mothers (with 4 kids between us)…back in 2011.

As childhood friends, we have always wanted to start a business together and talked through several different business ideas over the years but when we started talking about babies and kids, we realized that there really weren’t many options for busy parents (like ourselves) to be able to get what they needed online. We wanted to help make parents’ lives easier and make things like babies’ daily necessities (diapers, milk, wipes, skincare etc) available online so parents can have them delivered straight to their offices or homes – saving on time and the hassle of having to go from one shop to another to get everything their baby needs.

Today, we have over 2,000 products available online for parents’ convenience and are constantly looking to add to our range of products so do let us know if there is anything you’ve been trying to get but can’t seem to find at a shop near you.

Now that you know we sell baby products online, why a blog? Well, we speak to customers every day and we realized that we have learnt so much from them (about everything from what kind of milk helps with the different feeding problems their babies may have…to which creams and lotions seem to have worked for different babies…and even tips and tricks to help with caring for a baby) but all this hasn’t been passed back or shared with our entire community of parents. That’s exactly what this blog space sets out to do….we want to pass back all the feedback we’ve gotten and stuff we’ve learnt to all of you and hope that some of what we share will be able to help you guys out as well.

We’d like for all of you parents to treat this as a sounding board (or blog) so feel free to add to discussions, ask for more information or if you have articles or thoughts or views you would like us to share, we’d be happy to do so.

Happy reading and hope you enjoy the rest of this blog!

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