Consideration 22 - Less Digestible Protein
Contain a less-digestible form of protein. [this objection disappeared from this list for a while]
Health Canada states that goat milk has a less digestible protein than breast milk. As before the comparison should be between goat milk and the infant formulas. I am not proposing to replace breast milk. I am saying that goat milk is much closer to breast milk than the infant formulas currently available.
“This chart shows that much of the protein in cow’s milk is casein. Casein forms thick, indigestible curds in a baby’s stomach“[WHO 2009].
Most infant formulas are made from cow’s milk. Is cow’s milk a pigs ear? Are infant formulas a silk purse?
The general approach to dealing with this problem is to “beat up” the milk proteins until they do not cause problems.
Whenever I look at a cow and a goat, the first thing that comes to my mind is that “they are exactly the same.” Health Canada is quite willing to make this assumption.
“The protein in breast milk is 35% casein.”
“Goat milk has a more easily digestible fat and protein content than cow milk.
The increased digestibility of protein is of importance to infant diets (human and animal) as well as to invalid and convalescent diets.
Goat milk tends to have a better buffering quality, which is good for the treatment of ulcers.”
G.F.W. Heinlein and R. Caccese
Excess protein is not a problem. It is a scource of energy, if their is surplus protein, then it is treated like a carbohydrate. The total energy in a food is the sum of the energy in carbohydrates, fats and protein.