As a parent, you want what’s best for your little one’s health. But when it comes to choosing the right kind of milk for them, there are so many options available that it can be tricky to make the best decision.
One of these options is goat milk – but should you really give this alternative drink to your child? Let’s take a closer look at goat milk to help you decide if it’s something worth considering.
Goat milk is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to cow milk. As the health benefits of goat’s milk become widely known, more parents are switching their kids over to it as their preferred dairy option. But what exactly makes goat milk a better choice than cow milk?
1. Better digestibility
For starters, goat milk is clinically proven to support a happy tummy – giving your little one a great head-start to grow and explore!
Goat milk is about 12 percent lower in lactose than cow’s milk and very low in Alpha s1 caesin, a natural protein that causes intolerance. Instead, it mainly consists of A2 ẞ-casein, which is gentler on the tummy and less allergenic, making it an excellent alternative for children with digestive issues or lactose intolerance. In fact, 40 percent or more of individuals allergic to cow milk can tolerate goat milk well.
Goat milk also contains more medium-chain fatty acids, which can be digested more easily than long-chain fatty acids. The fat particles in goat milk are also so small that are easily broken down by stomach enzymes, allowing better digestibility and converting energy faster for your little one to grow.
2. Higher in certain nutrients
Other than better digestibility, goat milk is an excellent source of essential minerals and nutrients. It has higher levels of protein, potassium, vitamin A, and calcium than cow milk, which are important for healthy bones and muscle growth in kids.
Goat milk also contains three times more natural nucleotides than regular cow milk to keep out the “bad stuff”. Goat’s milk may also enhance the body’s ability to absorb important nutrients from other foods.
3. Better gut health
Drinking goat milk can also be a great way to give your little one’s gut health extra love and care. It contains a higher presence of oligosaccharides (gMOS), a type of carbohydrates that nourishes the beneficial bacteria living in our gut ecosystem and builds natural defences from within. These oligosaccharides are comparable to the ones found in human breast milk, which are responsible for helping to support the “good” bacteria in a baby’s digestive tract.
What To Look Out For In Goat’s Milk
However, before you switch your child to goat’s milk, there are two points to take note:
- Best to introduce after 12 months old: Breastmilk is still best for babies under a year old, as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
- Goat milk-based formula vs fresh goat milk: For mamas who cannot breastfeed successfully, ensure you know the difference between goat milk-based formula and fresh goat milk before giving it to your child. Consult your paediatrician when in doubt.
Make The Moo-ve To Goat Milk
Finding the right type of milk for your little one can be a difficult decision. While cow milk is the traditional choice, some parents may be looking to try something different.
If you’re looking for an alternative to cow milk for your bub, goat milk may be the answer. It mainly offers the above three benefits over cow milk that may make it an ideal choice for young children.
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- Unskimmed goat milk is used to preserve its natural bioactive characteristics such as Sn-2 palmitate and medium-chain fatty acids.
- Our formula only undergoes high heating once to preserve its natural structure as overheating changes milk protein structure and makes it harder to digest. This gentle process removes any strong smells, leading to a mild, pleasant taste.
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