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Is it safe to give your baby goat milk?

Lactose is a sugar found in milk and this is widely regarded as one of the most difficult foods to break down in our digestive system. While cow milk is high in calcium, it also contains a lot of lactose which can be difficult for a newborn to digest. However, goat milk is not lactose-free, it is known to have far less of it.

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Goat's milk is healthier than alternatives because it has significantly more calcium and is nutritionally superior for infants. It is important to know that goat milk should only be given to babies once they have reached the age of 18 months. This is due to the high salt and potassium content, which can put a strain on the kidneys. As a result, giving goat milk to a child at a younger age may disrupt the infant's nutritional balance.

Here are the benefits of switching to goat milk

1 Lower risk of allergies 

Lactose can cause severe allergic reactions that affect those who are allergic to it. Your infant may be in a lot of pain as a result of this condition. Lactose content in goat's milk is significantly lower. As a result, the chances of developing severe allergies are reduced.

2 Good fat 

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Goat's milk is easier to digest than cow's milk, and it contains more healthy fats like polyunsaturated fat. This means that your kid will be able to digest goat's milk more easily, and the healthy fats will be absorbed more effectively by the body.

3 Better for the intestines 

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Lactose is difficult to digest and difficult to break down which has the potential to injure the intestines. Goat's milk has a lower lactose content, which can help keep your baby's intestines healthy.

4 Prebiotics

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Goat's milk contains more prebiotics than other dairy-based milk. This aids in your baby's health and the maintenance of a healthy gut and digestion-based bacteria.

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