I have never really been a fan of dairy. My vegetarianism changes with the seasons of my life. I have been pescatarian, vegan, back to pescatarian...vegetarian... pescatarian while pregnant...vegan...vegetarian...etc. But amongst all this flippant behaviour, I have always made a very conscious effort to decrease the amount of dairy in my diet. The exception to this rule is goat's milk, goat's yoghurt and goat's cheese. Deliciously creamy and a much more healthy alternative to cow's milk, goat's milk is a beautiful and enriching addition to your diet, as long as with all things, it is consumed in moderation.
Please note, I always buy organic in the hopes and belief that organic dairy farmers take more responsibility for and holistic care of the animals.
Here are a few of the believed (and in my view, experienced) benefits of goat's milk:
*Goat's milk has smaller fat globules than cow's milk which is easier on the human digestive system. Because of this, it is believed that goat’s milk may reduce the possibility of allergies, asthma and other ailments. Children and adults who are allergic (lactose intolerant) to cows milk often thrive on goat's milk.
*Goat's milk soaps is used to treat skin problems including eczema, acne and dry sensitive skin.
For some more very useful information on goat's milk, see this website for details. If you have any insights with your or your children's experiences with goat's versus cow's milk please share!!