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Goat's Milk?

Not all of us are open to even thinking of goat's milk to drink. A few of us might have heard a voice in the streets selling Goat's milk, early in the morning. There are quite a good number of families in India who still prefer it to Cow's/ Buffalo's milk. They even feed it to infants. I have personally heard some American friends tell me that they have tasted Goat's milk and cheese and liked the taste and richness of the texture. Research and Doctors state that  Goat's Milk can be a good replacement for breast milk for the first ten to twelve months, but only in diluted form, 3 parts goat's milk and 1 part water. 

Goat's milk is believed to be more easily digestible and less allergenic than Cow's milk. Unlike Cow's milk, goat's milk does not contain Agglutinin. As a result, the fat globules in goat's do not cluster together, making then easier to digest. Goat's milk contains more of the essential fatty acids Linoleic and Arachidonic than Cow's, in addition to a higher proportion of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids; these are easier for intestinal enzymes to digest. 
 

Doctors are recommending Goat's milk for Infants who  are allergic to Cow's milk. It contains only  trace amounts of an allergenic casein protein Alpha that is found in Cow's milk. Casein in goat's is similar to human milk and hence creates not much digestive trouble in the child's tummy. Goat's milk forms softer protein clumps by the action of the stomach acid, which makes the protein more easily and rapidly digestible. Less reflux is seen in Children on goat's milk compared to Cow's milk. Many mothers who tried Goat's milk have described their children tolerating goat's milk better than Cow's.





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