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The Benefits of Goat's Milk For Kids Will Surprise You

The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months. Thereafter, infants should receive complementary foods with continued breastfeeding up to 2 years of age or beyond.1

The impressive health benefits of goat milk has made it a very popular choice, and it is gaining popularity in many families, especially as a natural alternative to cow’s milk for toddlers transitioning from breastfeeding. Read on to discover the many benefits of goat milk in comparison to cow milk.

🥛 Goat Milk Nutrition Will Surprise You

Goat milk is far more nutrient-dense than cow milk, meaning you don’t need as much of it to receive the same (or better) nutrient intake.

A single glass of goat milk contains2:

✅ 40% of daily calcium requirement

✅ 20% of vitamin B

✅ Rich in potassium & phosphorus (for a healthy heart)

✅ Anti-inflammatory property (enzymatic makeup soothes inflammation in gut)

✅ Twice the amount of beneficial fatty acids

✅ Rich in selenium (rare mineral essential for strong immune system functionality)

✅ Source of protein (building blocks for growth & development in kids)

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🥛 Naturally Easier To Digest

Since goat milk forms a softer curd in the stomach than cow milk, it is able to pass through the stomach and intestines at a similar rate to human milk. The fat globules in goat milk are also much smaller, making it easier to digest than cow milk.3 

🥛 A Natural Alternative For Milk Sensitive Kids

If your kid is experiencing lactose intolerance, goat milk might just be the answer to your milk-related woes. Not only does goat’s milk contains less lactose than cow’s milk, lactose intolerant tummies are able to digest goat milk far better than cow milk due to higher levels of beneficial fatty acids present (almost double that in cow milk). 4

Milk allergy is most often caused by the presence of allergenic casein protein, alpha-S1, found in cow’s milk. Since goat milk only contains trace amounts of alpha-S1, it may reduce the risk of triggering inflammation or tummy troubles associated with the consumption of cow milk. 5