We all know how important dairy is as part of a healthy diet, and for most kids, a glass or two of cow’s milk is part and parcel of their daily menu. But there are thousands of little ones who simply can’t tolerate it, and that’s where goat’s milk comes into its own. We thought we’d take a closer look into the glass and see how goat’s milk stacks up.
1. It may help children’s digestion
For kids who can’t stomach cow’s milk (those without an allergy, but who find it upsets their tummies), formulated goat’s milk could be a good alternative. Research shows it may aid digestion in children with sensitivities and intolerances to cow protein, which means they don’t have to miss out on the many benefits that come with drinking milk.
2. More people drink goat’s milk worldwide than any other milk
Here’s a pretty incredible fact: goats only produce about two per cent of the world’s animal milk, yet more people around the world drink goat’s milk than any other animal milk.
3. Goat’s milk is more similar to human milk than cow’s milk is
While there is simply no substitute for a mother’s breastmilk, studies have found that goat’s milk does have the upper hand over other animal milks. That’s why so much research and development has gone into creating high-quality toddler formula from goat’s milk.
Goat’s milk appears to be easier for children with cow’s milk sensitivities to handle. Its greater digestibility has to do with the structure of the proteins in goat’s milk, and the softer curds which make it easier to digest.
4. Goat’s milk has a higher mineral content than other milks
Without getting too technical, goat’s milk is more alkaline and contains more ash, so more often than not it has a higher mineral content. What does this mean? Goat’s milk provides a real boost from healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and proteins which all help a growing child, but don’t result in the sore tummies that might come with other milk.
The advanced formulation of Bubs goat milk products combine quality goat milk and goat whey protein with essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, omega-3 DHA and prebiotic GOS. Bubs Goat Toddler Milk is now available at Coles.
Please keep in mind that goat’s milk products aren’t suitable for children who have been diagnosed with a cow’s milk allergy, however they may help toddlers who have a sensitivity. If you think your child is having some sort of reaction to cow’s milk, make sure you consult a medical professional. You can find more information at The Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.
(This is a sponsored post for Bubs)