Goats milk is a nourishing natural food for those who are allergic or sensitive to cows milk which can cause diarrhoea, bloating, eczema and asthma. Goat milk digests easily making it the perfect food for children, the elderly, those with digestive difficulties, those recuperating from a disease, and pets that have been weaned from their mother. Goats milk is suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Goats milk is an excellent calcium source, which will assist in strengthening bones and teeth, and in the prevention of osteoporosis. It has only a slightly lower calcium content than whole cows milk.
Goats milk is an important daily source of protein. Two servings per day can provide half a young child's requirement. Since goats milk tends to have a better buffering and neutralising quality than cows milk, it can be helpful for the treatment of digestive acidity, ulceration, and inflammation. The digestibility of goats milk can be attributed to its casein curd, which is both softer and smaller than that produced by cows milk. The smaller and softer the curd, the more easily accepted by the human digestive system. Many infants who have difficulty digesting cows milk find goats milk a soothing natural alternative.