What about goat's milk?

Goat's milk has a slightly different composition to cow's milk, and thus it has a slightly different taste as well. Goat's milk is much closer to human milk in composition. Both contain beta-casein (cow's milk contains alpha-casein). Goat's milk also has smaller fat globules than cow's milk, as well as more vitamin B3, vitamin B6, vitamin A, calcium, copper, potassium, chloride, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, and glyceine. However, goat's milk has less folic acid, arginine, and suphur-containing amino acids (cysteine and methionine).

Because there are a few differences, including differences in the proteins, a child who has a cow's milk allergy may be able to drink goat's milk. However, check with your doctor first as there may be some risk of an allergic reaction.

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