GOAT'S MILK FORMULA vs. COW'S MILK FORMULA. WHAT IS BETTER?
Everyone has probably wondered which formula is better: goat’s milk or cow’s milk. Therefor we will try to explain you what is the major difference between these two types of infant formulas. Because finding the best organic baby formula has been task number 1 for newly parents.
All baby formulas are very similar in their composition, because they are regulated by the same standards to ensure their safety and quality. There are some slight differences between cow’s milk formula and goat’s milk formula.
Goat milk has more minerals and vitamins, while cow’s milk has more folic acid and B12 than goat milk. However, it doesn’t matter much for the formula because all infant formulas have the right balance of minerals and vitamins. It may give goat’s milk a slight benefit over cow’s milk because the nutrient in goat’s milk are easier to digest than in cow’s milk. We can also add that goat milk is less allergenic than cow’s milk. That’s why it is called hypoallergenic alternative to cow’s milk because it can less trigger the allergies and food sensitives that many children experience with cow’s milk.
Cow’s milk infant formula and goat’s milk infant formula differs in ratio between whey and casein. It should be added that whey is a protein that digests quickly, while casein is a protein that digests slowly. Cow’s milk has the same whey to casein ratio as breastmilk. While goat milk has a very different ration than human breastmilk. It has much casein than whey.
Lactose is a naturally-occurring sugar in different milk types as well as in breastmilk. Goat’s milk formula has more lactose than cow’s milk and falls in upper limit of normal range. As well both goat’s and cow’s milk have almost the same amount of fat. But the fat molecules in cow’s milk are larger than in goat’s milk. That could mean that goat’s milk is easier to digest.
After checking all these factors, a goat’s milk formula may be a good option for babies who have trouble digesting a cow’s milk formula.
Remember, that it’s very important to talk to your pediatrician before choosing the formula for your baby.
That is a choice that only you can make.