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The secret to goat's milk 


Goat's milk has been used as a food for millennia and is a good base for baby food.

If you look at it over a long period of time, it is likely that more infants in Europe were raised on goat's milk after breastfeeding than on cow's milk. A few goats were typical pets in many households and were more common than cows.

In the 1950s, Germans consumed an average of nine liters of goat milk a year. Over time, goat's milk lost its importance and was almost completely superseded by cow's milk in the 80s and 90s.

Goat milk is still widespread, especially in Central European and southern countries, not only as a tasty goat cheese, but also as milk. And in Germany, goat's milk has come back into focus for a few years, as it shows some advantages over cow's milk:

Source: www.babyclub.de/magazin

Even the formation of milk in the goat udder resembles that of breast milk more than that of milk in the cow udder. 

The short and medium-chain fatty acids found in large numbers in goat's milk can be more easily absorbed by the human body than long-chain fatty acids and are therefore easier to digest.

The fat globules contained in goat's milk are also smaller than those in cow's milk and are therefore broken down better and more easily by the digestive enzymes.

The proteins in goat milk in particular are comparable to those in breast milk. They flocculate in smaller and lighter particles than the proteins in cow's milk, which makes goat's milk protein easier to use.

Facts about goat's milk

For the highest quality standards based on the latest nutritional knowledge:

 

  • The composition of casein proteins is more similar to breast milk than cow's milk
  • easier digestibility of goat milk proteins, especially ß-lactoglobulin[1]
  • Intestinal microflora of goat milk fed babies more similar to the microflora of breastfed babies than that of cow milk fed babies[2]
  • less αS1-casein, therefore presumably lower allergy burden[3]
  • smaller fat particles make digestion easier
  • higher content of oligosaccharides
  • Content of the growth and development factor taurine in goat's milk is higher than in cow's milk
  • gluten free
  • from certified organic goat husbandry
  • GMO-free
  • Goat's milk is pure white, already contains the finished vitamin A and little provitamin A (carotene), which makes the cow's milk look a little yellowish.

 

How do we know:


[1] Maathuis A., Havenaar R., He T., Bellmann S.: Protein digestion and quality of goat and cow milk infant formula and human milk under simulated infant conditions. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2017;65(6):661–666. doi:10.1097/MPG.0000000000001740

[2] Tannock, Gerald W; Lawley Blair, Munro Karen, et al. (2013): Comparison of the compositions of the stool microbiotas of infants fed goat milk formula, cow milk based formula or breast milk. Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Apr 2013, 79 (9) 3040-3048; DOI: 10.1128/AEM.03910-12

[3] Hodgkinson A. J., McDonald N. A., Kivits LJ, Hurford D. R., Fahey S., Prosser C. (2012): Allergic responses induced by goat milk αS1-casein in a murine model of gastrointestinal atopy. Journal of Dairy Science. 2012 Jan. 95(1):83-90. doi: 10 .3168/jds .2011-4829. www. ncbi. nlm. nih.gov/pubmed/221921862

 

PS: The fact that goat's milk has thus far hardly played a role in the nutrition of babies and toddlers was also due to the fact that the European Commission only officially approved baby food based on goat's milk in Germany in 2014.

Scientific studies from New Zealand at the time, showed that goat milk powder is a real alternative to cow's milk powder.

 


 

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