Moo-ving Towards Child Wellness: Lactoferrin, Antibodies and the Benefits of Fresh Milk

In nurturing healthy, happy children, the significance of a well-rounded diet cannot be overstated. As parents, we constantly seek the best nutrition to fuel our little one’s growth and development. When it comes to formulating products for children, Nutura uses fresh Australian cows’ milk, which acts as a powerhouse of essential nutrients, boasting elements like lactoferrin and antibodies that play pivotal roles in fortifying the immune system.

Join us as we unravel the moo-ving story of why starting with fresh milk when creating little ones’ products matters and the benefits it provides for Nutura children.

The Fresh Milk Difference

The meaning of fresh Australian cows’ milk is often not fully understood by Australian parents. So, what does it actually mean when farm fresh Australian cows’ milk is used in products? At Nutura, it means milk is collected by caring Australian farmers. The fresh milk is then fortified with other essential vitamins and minerals and dried to create a goodness-packed range – that’s the Nutura Fresh Milk Difference.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of companies who opt to start their manufacturing process with milk powder that’s been sitting in storage or shipped to the company either from elsewhere in Australia or internationally, instead of starting with fresh milk. This means they have to dry the milk twice, whereas Nutura only dries the milk once. By drying our products once, we’re able to retain more goodness for little ones, including lactoferrin and immunoglobulins (IgGs).

This process of drying once, not twice retains more biologically-active proteins than a conventional manufacturing process. Read along for a breakdown of the goodness we’re preserving with the Nutura Fresh Milk Difference.


In the realms of child wellness, the spotlight turns to a remarkable component found in fresh cow’s milk- lactoferrin. This bioactive protein emerges as a superhero in the nutritional landscape, playing a pivotal role in fortifying the immune system of our little ones.

Lactoferrin, a natural defender, actively contributes to children’s health by promoting robust immune responses. This powerhouse protein not only aids in warding off common infections but also enhances the overall resilience of growing bodies. Its immune-boosting properties make it a valuable ally, particularly during crucial stages of development.

Beyond its role as a shield against illnesses, lactoferrin supports the body’s ability to absorb essential nutrients, ensuring that children receive optimal nourishment. Its presence in fresh milk becomes a vital elixir, enhancing the holistic well-being of our young ones.

Immuniglobulins (IgGs) / Antibodies

In the intricate tapestry of children’s health, the role of immunoglobulins (IgGs), also known as antibodies, found in fresh milk takes centre stage. These microscopic defenders act as nature’s vigilant guardians, providing a robust shield against common infections and fortifying the overall well-being of our little ones.

Fresh milk, a natural source of antibodies, offers a unique advantage in nurturing children’s health. These antibodies work tirelessly to identify and neutralize harmful pathogens, acting as a frontline defence mechanism. By actively engaging with potential threats, they play a pivotal role in preventing illnesses and fostering a resilient immune system in growing bodies.

The significance of antibodies in fresh milk extends beyond protection; it establishes a foundation for long-term health. As children are exposed to various environmental challenges, the presence of these antibodies becomes a crucial element in their defence against infections, supporting a healthier and happier childhood.

The Nutrient Package

Fresh milk emerges as a nutritional treasure trove, delivering a comprehensive package of vitamins and minerals vital for the growth and development of children. In this symphony of nutrients, calcium takes centre stage, playing a crucial role in building strong and resilient bones.

The calcium content in fresh milk is a fundamental contributor to children’s bone health. During the formative years, when bones are growing and solidifying, an adequate intake of calcium is essential. Fresh milk provides a readily absorbable source of this mineral, ensuring that young bodies receive the necessary building blocks for sturdy skeletal development.

In addition to calcium, fresh milk contains an array of essential vitamins and minerals that contribute to overall well-being. Vitamin D, present in tandem with calcium, facilitates proper absorption, further enhancing bone strength. The combination of these nutrients forms a dynamic duo, fostering not only strong bones but also supporting the development of a healthy and resilient body.

Whilst we retain more of the naturally occurring goodness in milk by drying our range once, not twice, we also fortify our range with other vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, Zinc, and Iron, making Nutura’s fresh milk formula full of immunity boosting goodness that helps little ones thrive.

Introducing Your Little Ones to the Fresh Milk Difference

Have you tried our Nutura Milk Drinks or Smoothies? We have developed a Stage 3 and 4 Milk Drink both formulated with the goodness of fresh Australian cows’ milk.

The Stage 3 Toddler Milk Drink is for little ones aged 1-3 years. It is scientifically formulated with a blend of vitamins and minerals to help support a toddler’s growth and development.

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Our certified organic Stage 4 Milk Drink is made in Australia from fresh, grass-fed Australian cows’ milk and contains FOS & GOS and DHA, to support the development of growing children. It has been created for children aged 3+ years and contains omega 3 (DHA), iron and iodine to support cognitive development.

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Nutura’s The Good Smoothie Milk Powder range is also made from fresh Australian cows’ milk and is designed for children aged 3+ years. There are three different smoothies in this range, each with a different flavour serving a different purpose.

The cognitive smoothie nurtures the mind and replenishes their energy stores with vitamins and minerals, as well as functional nutrients tyrosine and phospholipids, all packed into a delicious milk-based smoothie to keep them engaged and energized for learning and play.

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The calm smoothie is specially formulated with calming chamomile and soothing banana and avena sativa oats, to help them relax and get ready for a restful sleep.

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The Immunity Smoothie is packed full of immune boosting vitamins & minerals, lactoferrin and elderberry, and can support little developing immune systems for a world filled with adventure.

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Nutura’s unique fresh milk formulation retains the naturally occurring goodness from farmgate milk, including bioactive proteins such as Lactoferrin and Immunoglobulins.


It all starts with trusted Australian farmers and the fresh milk sourced from their organic, grass-fed cows. The highest quality milk in the world, certified free from nasties. The Nutura fresh milk formulation has a fresh milk base, not reconstituted milk like most conventional formulations. This means it retains more of the natural goodness of fresh milk for your little one.  

So the next time you’re shopping the aisles of the supermarket or the columns of the internet, you’ll know to look for products formulated with fresh Australian cows’ milk, like Nutura.

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