- Used extensively for infant feeding in many countries
- In the U.S., its use is limited to managing cow's milk allergies
- similar to cow's milk, but
- less sodium
- more K, more Cl
- more linoleic and arachidonic acids
- fat may be more digestible
- curd tension lower
- low in vitamin D, iron and folic acid
- infants fed exclusively on goat's milk are at risk for megaloblastic
anemia due to folate and vitamin B12 deficiency
- the goat is especially susceptible to brucellosis, so milk should be
boiled before use
- available in evaporated and powdered forms.
Nelson's 16th edition.