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DS has always had a dairy allergy (whey) allergy. so i have also not had an dairy in three years because DS is still nursing. i've been told a couple times to try goats milk and goat cheese. that it is not as harsh. well i'm wondering if anyone here has tried this with a child that has an allergy?? i have horrilble m/s and dairy is something i'm craving, but also i'm afraid to try because i'm too sick and exhausted to deal with my son'r reaction to it if it bothers him. so if you have tried it w/o reactions, and i have DH around i think i may go for it!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
any help would be appreciated!! thanks!
 

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I'd go for it! Goat milk is pretty fantastic stuff... My parents had seven of us kids, who ALL had cow-dairy allergies when we were infants/toddlers. Goat milk worked great for us... So much so that my parents took to raising dairy goats. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'd definitely try to find unadulterated goat's milk products though... Most importantly raw and organic/all natural. Pasteurizing milk of any sort makes it harder for the body to assimilate, and you just don't want the toxins involved in conventional farming practices. Good luck!
 

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my son can't handle dairy either, but he CAN eat sheep's yogurt, we haven't tried anything goat yet. Supposedly there are 6 different types of milk protein... some people are allergic to all but many can deal with goat and sheep. And yeah, raw is best just not easy to find <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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My family passes down an enzyme deficiency for cow's milk. We can tolerate goats milk, ect just fine. Raw is best, as it still has the enzyme potential. We, too just got a starter herd of mini dairy goats (nubians--floppy ears). We also don't introduce any dairy or soy until over two years, as there is less chance of allergies. Try to find someone who has very high standards of cleanliness, uses proper and immediate cooling techniques and feeds their goats well, as this all affects the taste. Usually, if someone complains of an "off" taste to goats milk it is due to one of these areas, esp. lack of rapid cooling. HTH, Nicole
 

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A few things here...<br><br>
First any raw milk is easier for all to digest than any pasteurized milk. Pasteurization kills the enzymes that aid in digestion.<br><br>
Second, goat milk has far smaller fat globules than cow milk, also aiding in digestion and making it usable for many many people with allergies.<br><br>
I would think that ultra fresh raw goat milk would be worth a trial run- if your body is craving it especially...
 
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