Breast milk is the normal way to feed a baby and is important for baby’s health. Professional advice should be followed before using an infant formula. Introducing partial bottle feeding could negatively affect breast feeding. Good maternal nutrition is preferred for breast feeding and reversing a decision not to breast feed may be difficult. Infant formula should be used as directed. Proper use of an infant formula is important to the health of the infant.
Like cow milk, goat milk requires the addition of lactose to reduce levels of protein and minerals. Some added essential fatty acids, folic acid, vitamins B12, C, D, E, iron is also necessary.
When making formula from cow milk, many formula manufacturers add extra process steps to remove and replace the milk fat, extract and add whey proteins plus ingredients like nucleotides or oligosaccharides
All milk is made up of water, lactose, fat, protein, and micronutrients. Though kinds of milk may share the same macronutrient profile, they are actually very different. Goat milk has several unique properties when compared to cow milk.
While cow milk has been the go-to milk source in the Western world for centuries and remains a healthy option for many, goat milk is increasingly becoming the choice for health-conscious consumers because of its naturally easy-to-digest composition. It’s also the most consumed milk globally.
In the Philippines they recently launched DG Goat Milk Beverage for Children 3+ which is a good alternative to cow’s milk.
Because of its profile, goat milk is less likely than cow milk to cause respiratory, digestive, and dermatological symptoms for many people.
One cup of goat milk provides 140 calories and 7 grams of fat with a modest amount of cholesterol at 25 milligrams, or about 8 percent of the recommended daily value, based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Goat milk is relatively low in sodium and carbohydrates, and high in protein and calcium, providing about 8 grams of protein and 30 percent of the recommended daily value of calcium per cup.
It contains less lactose (milk sugar)
Our bodies produce enzymes to help break down our foods, especially sugar. Goat milk contains less lactose (milk sugar) than cows milk, which makes it easier on our stomachs simply because we need less of a particular type of enzyme to break down the lactose.
It’s less allergenic due to the protein contents
One of the most common allergies in children under the of age of 3 in the United States is a dairy-allergy and it has a lot to do with a particular protein in the milk called Alpha s1 Casein. The levels of Alpha s1 Casein are about 89% less in goats milk. – which is one of the main reasons why people who have dairy sensitivities may get away with consuming goats milk as an alternative.
Nutrition: Goats milk is a good source of protein, contains less sugar (lactose), 13% more calcium, 25% more vitamin B6, 47% more vitamin A, and 134% more potassium than regular cow’s milk.
Taste: Goat milk is definitely different than cows milk. It is strong in flavor that may take some time to get used to. Who knows, you may love it more than the regular stuff if you give it a chance..
- good protein source
- easier to digest than cows milk
- still contains many of cows milk allergen-reacting properties, but less of it
- more calcium
- less lactose
- strong in flavor
I recently had my niece Aeden Jade try DG Milk and she really loved it. She didn’t have issues with the taste and she really enjoyed the creamy texture. Great thing that this is available in the following online stores such as Lazada and Shopee