THE NATURAL BENEFITS OF GOAT'S MILK
There is no denying that breast milk is the best nutritional option for babies however there are often many elements that come into play to make breastfeeding not an option – from the mother’s ability to produce enough milk and latching issues with the baby, to many lifestyle factors. Reviews of scientific data suggests that goat's milk may offer many advantages over cow's milk as a nutritional food source for infants and children*, certainly when looking at the important nutrients like fats, protein, lactose, mineral and vitamins*.
Goat's milk has a relatively high concentration of oligosaccharides, naturally occurring carbohydrates, which have been shown to have a protective function of intestinal flora as well as the healthy development of the brain and nervous system*.
Goat's milk naturally has a oligosaccharide profile closest to that of human milk*.
The sugar in milk is called lactose. Some people have low levels of the enzyme lactase, which is responsible for digesting lactose, and are therefore “lactose intolerant.” The symptoms of lactose intolerance include mild to extreme discomfort, so lactose-intolerant babies or toddlers may need to eliminate anything containing lactose from their diet. Goat's milk contains less lactose than cow's milk, which may make it a better option for those with lactose sensitivities. Parents who are concerned about lactose intolerance are advised to consult with their healthcare practitioner regarding the suitability of any dairy products for their baby or toddler.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Goat's milk has naturally high levels of certain essential minerals and vitamins which support the healthy development of your baby's immune system, nervous system and brain health. Goat's milk is a natural source of Vitamin A for vision and sight, a rich source of magnesium for development and growth, and contains a high source of calcium for strong bones and teeth.