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Whey to casein ratio

Whey to casein ratio

Why the whey to casein ratio in toddler milks matters

Dubbed the "building blocks of life," proteins play a significant role in your child's nutrition and development. When considering the health benefits of your little one's toddler milk, pay close attention to the whey-to-casein ratio. While oftentimes overlooked, it's closely linked to growth and development. So, let's talk protein.

What is casein?

Casein is a type of protein found in milk and dairy products. It's considered a high-quality, complete protein because it contains all the essential amino acids that the body needs for growth and development. What sets casein apart is its slow digestion and absorption rate compared to other proteins like whey. It's also a primary source of calcium, a vital mineral for strong bones and teeth.

What is whey?

In contrast to casein, whey protein remains liquid in the gut and is easier to digest. It's known for its quick absorption, making it an excellent source of immediate energy for your little one. Different types of whey, such as goat whey, digest even more rapidly.

Why goat milk strikes the right balance

LittleOak products are unique because they harness the goodness of goat milk. The whey-to-casein ratio in LittleOak products is carefully set at around 20:80, mirroring the natural ratio found in goat milk. We've said it before and we'll say it again: when you find something as amazing as goat milk, the less you do to it the better. And because goat milk is more easily digested when consumed in its natural balance of whey to casein, it's a fantastic choice for toddler milk.

As parents, we strive to provide the best nutrition for our little ones. Understanding the significance of the whey-to-casein ratio allows us to make informed choices. So, the next time you're exploring toddler milk options, remember to consider this ratio and the natural goodness of goat milk that LittleOak proudly offers. It's a small but important detail that can make a big difference in your child's health.


LittleOak has been nourishing children for many years and feeds millions of infants, babies and children across the globe each and every day, in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. In the US, we're proud to have our FDA compliant Toddler Milk available for families.

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