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Chilli

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Friday, May 4th 2007, 10:48pm

Cow or Goat?

M is coming up to being one year old and I am debating whether to give her cows milk or goats milk. She has been having cows milk since she was 6 months old in cereal and cooked in food, she is fine with it, but I have heard that goats milk is better? can anyone let me know why it might be better? I know it is easier to digest is this the only benefit?

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Saturday, May 5th 2007, 2:01pm

RE: Cow or Goat?

I'm afraid I'm going with the easy (and cheaper) option. Millions of us drink cows milk without problems, so since DS2 is fine with cows milk in cereal and cooking, that's what he's going to get as a drink.

I just started mixing cows milk with formula this morning (one third cows milk to two thirds formula), but won't drop the formula completely till his birthday.
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Saturday, May 5th 2007, 2:49pm

Goat's milk has lower lactose in it than cow's milk which is why it is easier to digest than cow's milk.

However, children as young as 1 year need full fat milk, and goat's milk does not have as much fat as cow's milk.

I could only tolerate goat's milk (as a child in the 70s this was a nightmare for my mother) as I was ill if I had cow's milk. DS is violently allergic to even touching cow's milk - we think it is the protein rather than the lactose that he is allergic to.

So, if your child has shown no reaction to cow's milk, I would stick with that.

DS still has (soy based) formula (but formulated at a higher fat ratio for over 1 year olds) because of his allergy. That's because soy milk doesnt have enough fat in it for children.

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Saturday, May 5th 2007, 3:00pm

Cows it is then! :D




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