Goats Milk – an alternative to cows milk

goats milk

I often get asked about recommendations for cow’s milk alternatives. Whether this be because people have an allergy to cow’s milk or finding that they don’t digest cow dairy products too easily. However there are many out there that simply looking to change for other health benefits including eczema, bloatedness or asthma. ** It is important to state that if you have a diagnosed cow milk allergy, you may not find a relief in your symptoms with goats milk as some of the proteins are similar and it is best to talk to your dietitian/consultant before changing your diet.**

goats milk

I have happily had goat’s milk in my diet for the last 9 years.  I have use goats dairy for milk, butter and cheese. To be honest I cannot see me changing back to cow’s milk. In the Fifi Friendly household we all have goats milk, although it is more expensive, it works better for us and I noticed it a beneficial swap for my kids too. I personally like the taste of goat’s milk. I find it light in flavour and creamy. It is pasteurised and homogenised so you don’t have to shake the carton to mix it. I could happily drink it in tea or have goat’s milk in my cereal but understand that the taste can take a bit of getting used to for some people. I was surprised how easily I took to it, given that I hate the smell and aftertaste of strong soft goats cheese….. #gag!
Goats Milk

There are many plus points to using goat’s dairy products

  • Fats and proteins are more easily digested even by those who are cow dairy lactose intolerant
  • Lower amount of lactose
  • Lower in cholesterol
  • anti-mucousal
  • Prebiotic
  • Less allergenic proteins

Goat’s milk dairy products are readily available in all supermarkets with some, like Marks & Spencer even doing their own brand version.   We tend to have a lot St Helen’s Farm products in our fridge, its milk comes in Whole, Semi Skimmed or Skimmed. They do a great range and we are big …. scratch that …. massive fans of their properly lush Ice Cream. (www.sthelensfarm.co.uk).