For decades, when babies were unable to process mother’s breast milk, those mothers turned to cow’s milk based formula. But what happens when babies can’t digest regular cow’s milk or soymilk based formulas either? That’s why Sammy’s mom researched formula recipes until the perfect goat’s milk based formula recipe became Sammy’s Milk. She found goat’s milk is better than cow’s milk for some babies.
Why goat’s milk? Goat’s milk is more easily digestible than cow’s milk. Unlike cow’s milk, there is no agglutinin in goat’s milk. Fat doesn’t cluster together without agglutinin, making it easier to digest. Both milks are low in essential fatty acids. However, goat’s milk contains more linoleic and arachnodonic of the essential fatty acids than cow’s milk. There are more of short-and medium-chain fatty acids than long-chain fatty acids. Short-chain fatty acids are easier for intestinal enzymes to digest.
Easier to Digest
A baby’s stomach acid breaks down milk and formula into curds. Goat’s milk protein forms a softer curd. This is another way goat’s milk are more easily and rapidly digestible. Infants and toddlers who regurgitate cow’s milk benefit from the faster transition through the stomach.
Goat’s milk is also an advantage to babies with sensitivities to allergens. There is only trace amounts of the common allergen casein protein, alpha-S1 which is more plentiful in cow’s milk. The casein in goat’s milk is different from that in Cow’s milk. It is more similar to human milk. Both goat’s milk and cow’s milk contain similar amounts of other allergen protein beta-lactoglobulin. There are not sufficient scientific studies on the difference in child reactions to the different milk, but there is a lot of feedback from mothers, who are sensitive to their baby’s reactions and digestive issues.
There is slightly less lactose in goat’s milk than in cow’s milk. While this may make no difference in babies with allergies, it can make a big difference in lactose intolerant children.
The Mineral Difference
Baby’s nutritional needs don’t stop with proteins and fats. Like grownups, babies need a variety of vitamins and minerals too, but in different amounts than grownups. Goat’s milk has 13% more calcium than cow’s milk, 25% more vitamin B-6 than cow’s milk. Goat’s milk has 47% more vitamin A than cow’s milk and 134% more potassium than cow’s milk . Stunningly, goat’s milk has 3 times the niacin and 4 times the copper found in cow’s milk. The selenium is 27% higher in goat’s milk than in cow’s milk. On the other hand, Vitamin B-12 is 5 times as high in cow’s milk as in goat’s milk. Folic acid is 10 times as high in cow’s milk as in goat’s milk.
Because of the ease of digestion for many babies who cannot tolerate traditional cow’s milk formulas, Sammy’s milk adds other ingredients like avocado oil. This wonder berry is chock full of antioxidants, oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acid) & lutein (carotenoid found in our eye’s). Avocado oil also contains: Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, B6, E, A, B1, B2, B3 & Fiber. As before, we continue to utilize methylated vitamins for our MTHFR families & bio-availability. We will NEVER add soy, corn, synthetic iron, or any other allergen in order to support the digestive health of your child. We remain committed to you and your family’s well-being.
Sammy’s Milk has always met Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards in both nutrition and testing protocols. Please reach out with any questions or comments. We love hearing from you!!