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Goat Milk vs. Goat Milk Formula

Goat Milk vs. Goat Milk Formula

Goat milk should not be confused with goat milk formula. While goat milk can deliver excellent nutrition for older children and adults, goat milk formula is designed to meet the specific nutritional needs of little ones. Read on to learn more about the differences between goat milk and Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula.

Goat Milk Protein is Easy to Digest

When it comes to ease of milk digestion, both the quality of protein curd formed in the tummy and the speed at which it’s broken down are important. Goat milk proteins form a smaller, softer, and looser curd in the tummy compared to cow milk proteins, and are degraded faster. Goat whey, in particular, is broken down more quickly than cow whey.

Both goat milk and Kabrita Goat Milk Formula contain easy-to-digest goat milk proteins.

The Ratio of Whey to Casein Proteins

In breast, cow, and goat’s milk, there are two main groups of milk proteins: whey and casein. While breast milk contains 60% whey and 40% casein proteins, cow’s and goat’s milk naturally contains more casein than whey. They both contain 20% whey and 80% casein proteins. To better mimic the nutritional composition of breast milk, formulas may add whey.

Unlike goat milk, Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula has added goat whey; this adapts the whey-to-casein ratio and brings it closer to that found in breast milk.

Modeling Important Fats

Fat is a critical macronutrient for babies. The fats in goat milk are different from those in Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula. While goat’s milk fat is easy to digest and rich in beneficial short- and medium-chain fatty acids, it does not offer the same composition or structure of fatty acids found in breast milk.

Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula contains a premium fat blend with beta palmitate, modeled after the fats found in breast milk. Fats blends with beta palmitate have been positively associated with increased nutrient absorption (such as calcium and fat), higher bone mass, and improved stool consistency.