Goats Dairy Products for adults and infants
Some people that have cow dairy sensitivities are able to tolerate goat’s dairy products, without the side affects. This is because goat’s milk has many unique properties, some of these make it easier to digest and softer on the stomach. Why?
Firstly, because the proteins in goat’s milk differ to cow’s milk, as they naturally contain much less A1 beta casein protein (which is the protein commonly associated with dairy protein intolerances) making it easier on the gastrointestinal tract. Another reason people who have dairy sensitivities may get away with consuming goat’s milk as an alternative is the difference in fat molecule size. The fat molecules in goat’s milk are naturally much smaller than the fat molecules in cow’s milk, so your body doesn’t have to work as hard to digest them. Goat’s milk also contains less lactose than cow’s milk, making it easier on the stomach. However, if you are sensitive to cow’s milk, switching to goat’s milk may not solve everyone’s allergy problems.
Goat’s dairy products aren’t just for those intolerant or sensitive to dairy! They are a great source of essential vitamins and minerals, and have many tasty products. Have you tried goats cheese or goats curd? Delish!
FOR LITTLE ONES:
Using plain fresh cow’s or goat’s milk before 12 months is not recommended. Breast milk is definitely the best form of nutrition for all healthy full-term babies when born as it provides many benefits that formulas can not. My baby boy is 6 months old and I am still lucky enough to be breastfeeding! But I do have a few friends who could not breast feed for one reason or another. At the end of the day, I think fed is best. Personally, I am pro breastfeeding and I love it. As a nutritionist, I would recommend breastfeeding if possible. But as a mum, I say what ever works for you and your baby to keep you both happy and healthy! I have friends who would have loved to breastfeed but couldn't. I have friends who did breastfeed and friends who didn't. And they are all equally amazing mums and all healthy gorgeous bubs!! If breast milk is not available or you need to supplement with formula, goat milk formulas are a great option as they are nutritionally complete and have many attributes that are closer in composition to breast milk, including its protein structure, prebiotic oligosaccharides for gut health and smaller sized fat globules - all these attributes make it easier to digest. As I said, I am still breastfeeding but I use Oli6 as the milk to make up my Son’s breakfast each day (brown rice cereal) and as a back up for bottles if I am not around as it also contains some good nutrients (see below).
Oli6 is short for Oligosaccharides (oligos for short), a natural prebiotic found in goat’s milk, and there are 6 x the oligos in goat’s milk than cow’s milk! This natural prebiotic in goat’s milk is structurally closer to breast milk when compared to standard cow’s milk, and these prebiotics assist with stimulating gut flora and aid digestion.
Some of the benefits of Oli6 are:
- Contains naturally high levels of many essential minerals, vitamins and nutritive substances
- Good digestive properties resulting from the high amount of oligosaccharides and low levels of A1 protein
- It is a natural formula that relies on the benefits of goat’s milk with no additives included that aren’t required by law - It has none of the yucky chemical smell that some formulas have
- It is a natural source of vitamin A for vision and sight (46% more than cow’s milk)
- It is a source of magnesium for development and growth (33% more than cow’s milk)
- It is a natural source of Vitamin C for development and growth (37% more than cow’s milk)
- And a natural source of calcium for teeth and bones (10% more than cow’s milk!)
Oli6 is also Australian owned & manufactured and adheres to the strict Australian regulatory guidelines.
A collaboration with Nuffnang & Oli6 bringing you this article.
Oli6 is now also available at chemist warehouse - https://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/Shop-Online/2656/Oli6-Goat-Formula