The best milk for a newborn is breast milk. That is why we are advised to try our best to give them as long as possible. But for some reason like no milk can be produced by the mother or we have to give special powdered milk like lactose free milk to the baby because the baby cannot drink a normal formula milk due to the allergic produced from cow’s milk.
We always heard that the efficacy of goat’s milk does not make allergy to cow’s milk, it is the best option other than lactose free milk. The question is, is it safe? Read this guide before giving it a go.
Goat milk has a sodium mineral content of chloride and high potassium.
This will cause a burden to be borne by the kidneys of our below 12-month-old baby. It can cause bleeding in the intestine, resulting of anaemia and the risk of the development in our children get stunted.
Goat milk has low folic acid.
As part of the growing process, our beloved baby need folic acid. Folate plays an important role in the production of red blood cells and helps out baby’s neural tube develop into their brain and spinal cord.
Goat milk lacking vitamin B-12
Our youngest child needs vitamin B-12 in their daily diet. Goat milk has a lower B-12 content than cow’s milk. So you will still need a special formula for a child under 1 year.
The summary of this article is although goat’s milk is most similar to human milk, it is still not suitable for babies under 1-year-old. But after 1 year’s age, you can introduce goat’s milk in the daily diet of the child.
Also, our community believes that goat milk is good for children who have jaundice as when it compared to our own milk and cow’s milk. Goat’s milk is most similar to its nutrients with breast milk. However, we still need to be aware of the disadvantages of goat’s milk to our baby before using it.