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Goat milk for children - is this a good idea?


There is a view that goat's milk is more valuable to a child than cow's milk. Some parents already give them to babies, although experts do not recommend such a step. What are the official guidelines on this topic, and what are the experiences of young mothers? Read!

Goat's milk raises extreme emotions

Some love them, highlighting him amazing health benefits. He rejects others specific smell, and the idea of ​​drinking goat's milk is funny. It is difficult to reconcile these two groups, because each has its own reasons ...

Goat milk is specific in many ways. However, it provides definitely healthier offer than cow's milk.

Goat milk similar to human milk?

After a thorough examination of the chemical structure of goat's milk, the scientists proved that in many respects it is closer to breast milk than cow's milk. Goat milk is therefore a much better substitute than milk from a cow. However, it cannot compete with natural human milk, which must be clearly emphasized (!)

Big differences are visible when it comes to milk protein composition. For example casein, the protein responsible for 60% of all allergic reactions, in goat's milk has a similar formula (but not the same!) as in human milk.

Comparing casein derived from goat's milk to that found in cow's milk, it is less allergenic. In addition, there are goat milk proteins easy to digest, 20 minutes after drinking they are digested. As a result, goat's milk is less likely to cause digestive problems than cow's milk.

Goat's milk and cow's milk

Goat milk is different from cow's milk in many ways. Scientists have determined that the goat uses its feed more efficiently and the milk it produces is more valuable.

Fat contained in goat's milk it is better digested than that contained in cow's milk. It takes the form of small balls. It has been proven that a higher tightness of the mammary glands in goats allows a decrease in cow's milk heavy metal content.

Goat's milk is a more valuable source of mineral salts. Delivers twice as much potassium and chlorine is also a valuable source of calcium and phosphorus. In addition, goat milk provides more vitamins A, B1, B2, PP and pontoon acid than cow's milk. However, he is poorer source of iron, copper, vitamins B2, B6 and folic acid. Contains five times more vitamin B13 than cow's milk. Also includes well absorbed vitamin D3.

There is also goat milk a lot of acids, favorably affect the development of the nervous system and eyesight. We will find linoleic and arachidonic acid - both from the omega 6 group.

Goat's milk: when can you start serving?

Goat milk is recommended for children over 1 year old, due to the high content of mineral salts, which may overload the kidneys of the baby. Some recommend giving them to babies, but always dilute them in small amounts - but only under the supervision of a pediatrician.

Goat's milk for people with allergies?

Goat milk is not recommended for allergy sufferers, and this is because people who are allergic to cow's milk often react badly to goat's milk. However, there are experts who have a different opinion, because in their experience many allergy sufferers can drink goat's milk.

It is worth approaching the topic individually.