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What are the health benefits of drinking goat's milk?

Diana K. Blythe, MD
Pediatrics
Goat's milk is very similar to cow's milk with regard to the protein and lactose. If you have a cow's milk allergy or lactose intolerance, goat's milk may not be right for you. In addition, it has a strong taste which some people do not like. However, if you simple like the taste of goat's milk, it is a healthy product. 

To be safe, babies less than one-year old should get breast milk or formula. Kids older than one-year old should get no more than twenty four ounces of milk per day. Drinking too much milk (even though milk is healthy) can lead to iron deficiency anemia. 

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