Can infants drink goat milk?

It is best for infants and young children not to use sheep milk as a staple food. The Compendium of Materia Medica includes: "The sheep's milk is warm, non-toxic, makes up for cold, moistens the heart and lungs, cures thirst, treats consumptive qi, labors for qi, fills the lungs, kidneys, and small intestine." According to this, since ancient times, people have thought sheep Milk can cure all diseases and supplements.

Some parents believe that goat's milk has therapeutic functions such as improving immune function in the body, treating asthma and lung diseases, and increasing nutrient supplemental protein and hormones. The following are nutritional information for several foods (both referring to 100 ml):

Fresh milk: protein 3.0 g, fat 3.6 g, sugar 4.8 g, calcium 110 mg, phosphorus 85 mg, iron 0.1 mg, vitamin A 85 mg;

Raw goat milk: protein 3.5 g, fat 3.9 g, sugar 4.5 g, calcium 124 mg, phosphorus 110 mg, iron 0.1 mg, vitamin A 150 mg;

Human milk: protein 1.5 g, fat 2.8 g, sugar 7.2 g, calcium 33 mg, phosphorus 21 mg, iron 0.2 mg, vitamin A 21 mg;

Baby milk powder: 3.2 grams of protein, 3.5 grams of fat, 7.5 grams of sugar, 45 mg of calcium, 25 mg of phosphorus, 1.2 mg of iron, and 200 mg of vitamin A.

The advantages of raw goat milk are slightly more protein, milk fat, sugar, etc., and there is little difference with fresh milk; in addition, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin A are also more.

In general, the nutritional composition of goat milk and milk is similar. There is no great benefit from switching from normal formula to fresh goat milk. Moreover, raw milk also has some drawbacks, such as the lack of folic acid and vitamin B12, as the staple food of infants and young children is likely to cause neurological disorders, growth retardation and blood disorders in the body (marrow hematopoietic anemia), it is not suitable for the following one year old Infants and young children use it, because if you only eat sheep's milk without other foods during this period, it is easy to lack folic acid and vitamin B12.

Therefore, goat milk can only be positioned as one of the many children's dairy products. In particular, fresh goat's milk that has not been reprocessed and fed cannot be used as a staple food for infants.