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I recently heard that goat milk is the closest thing to breast milk out there. I don't plan on weaning dd anytime soon, but was thinking of skipping cow all together and just giving goat.<br><br>
Since she was born if I eat any cow dairy, her poop is green for weeks. Does this mean she will have a dairy allergy when she gets bigger?<br><br>
Goat products do not make her poop green, so I am learning to like them. I also like to assume that the goat industry is way more natural than the dairy industry. I feel so grateful living where I do because we have lots of good local products to choose from.<br><br>
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I actually don't think they need any milk-- cow or goats, etc-- aside from breastmilk. I am planning on skipping it. I think it is typically a weaning technique, and was pioneered as a way to get FF kids off of formula (onto milk) so that the parents didn't have to buy formula anymore.<br>
So, I would suggest that you could offer your child water with meals, but that's really all that is necessary.
 

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I do! I have 3 in the backyard right now!<br><br>
I have Nubians which have the highest % of fat in their milk. I have been giving my son a small amount of raw goat milk since he was 6 months old because he needed a little more fat in his diet (I introduced this instead of solids at first). It really helped his weight gain, and he never had any intolerance of it whatsoever. I'm nervous to give pasturized milk to a baby, because all the enzymes and bacterias are destroyed.<br><br>
The milk is very yummy, no comparison to store bought pasturized cow's milk. I don't know much about the industry. My friends raise dairy goats as a hobby and got me into it. They sell milk out the backdoor for $2/quart. If you are able, having and milking your own goat is very rewarding.
 

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FWIW, when dd (#1) weaned, I did not give her milk. I didn't have a goat at the time, and she showed signs of intolerance to the pasturized cow milk. She did fine without milk. Now she only really has milk on her cereal.<br><br>
But if you want milk in your diet, fresh goat's milk is fabulous!
 
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