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Goats milk? is it dairy free?

(13 Posts)
eddiejo Thu 04-Sep-08 17:53:31

Trying to do dairy free but someone told me to try goats milk instead. I just don't know if it is dairy free.. DS can't have soya and doesn't like rice milk!!

debzmb62 Thu 04-Sep-08 18:12:49

god don,t know i would,ve said soya is it for you or a baby /child are they allergic to the dairy products !

AccipeHoc Thu 04-Sep-08 18:13:38

no but it has slightly different proteins in it.

debzmb62 Thu 04-Sep-08 18:15:52

hey maybe ask a vegan they might know

debzmb62 Thu 04-Sep-08 18:18:05

hi ya just found this qucklie for you might help

http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-local/frameset/sect/DMA-CowsMilkAlternatives.html

trixymalixy Thu 04-Sep-08 18:34:47

Goat's milk isn't dairy milk. But I wouldn't recommend goats milk if your DS is allergic to dairy as your DS is likely to be allergic to it too.

have you tried Oatly with calcium?

CantSleepWontSleep Thu 04-Sep-08 18:55:40

Proteins in goats' milk very very similar to those in cows. Less than 20% of people who are intolerant to cows' milk will be ok with goats'.

How about almond milk (though expensive)?

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Thu 04-Sep-08 18:58:19

Nope, but it's easier to digest.

DS3 is fine with goats (awful with cow's and not great with soya).

chefswife Thu 04-Sep-08 19:01:16

a vegan wouldn't touch goat's milk either. vegans do not eat animals or animal by-products... milk, eggs, butter, gelatin, etc.

the Oatly is pretty good. also try different types of soya and rice milk. different brands have different tastes.

chefswife Thu 04-Sep-08 19:04:13

i meant to ask as well have you tried organic dairy? sometimes it not so much the actual milk as it is the growth hormones and antibiotics that are found in dairy that effect people.

slalomsuki Thu 04-Sep-08 19:55:55

DD does goats milk but doesn't do cows milk or soya milk. They both go straight through her. Must be a protein issue then and not a dairy one

debzmb62 Fri 05-Sep-08 09:36:40

hi i was,nt saying ask a vegan about goats milk !!!!!! i was saying ask a vegan what alternative to milk yhey might use !!

eddiejo Fri 05-Sep-08 18:16:33

Thanks for web adddress debzmb. Would have tried oatly milk but he may be coeliac too so trying to avoid all gluten at the moment.

Will try different rice milk brands and almond milk.

Thank you all

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