Stating that pasteurized goat's milk can be used in infant feeding, experts point out that goat milk will provide a healthy and balanced diet for children with cow's milk allergy. Experts note that goat milk is alkaline, unlike cow's milk, which is slightly acidic, and states that it is very beneficial for people with acid problems. Stating that buffalo milk contains 10-11 percent more protein than cow's milk, experts say, "Buffalo milk is not recommended for infants and the elderly due to the amount of protein it contains." warned.
Dietitian Özden Örkcü from Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital made an assessment about milk and milk consumption, which has an important place in nutrition.
Buffalo milk contains more calories and fat
Referring to the differences between buffalo milk and cow's milk, Dietitian Özden Örkcü said, “Buffalo milk contains lower cholesterol compared to cow's milk, but contains more calories and fat. Cow's milk has less fat than buffalo milk. Buffalo milk is extremely rich in calcium and is a good source of minerals such as magnesium, potassium and phosphorus.” said.
Buffalo milk is whiter
Dietitian Özden Örkcü said that cow's milk fat contains a coloring pigment called beta-carotene, a carotene that is the precursor of vitamin A. Dietitian Özden Örkcü said, “The intensity of the yellow (yellowish creamy) color of cow's milk varies depending on various factors such as the type of animal, the feeds consumed, the size of the fat particle, and the fat percentage of the milk. Buffalo milk is whiter than cow's milk and has a denser consistency since it has a low water content and a high fat content. said.
Pasteurized goat's milk can be used to feed babies
Dietitian Özden Örkcü said that goat milk is more digestible due to its homogeneous protein, fat distribution, small fat particles and less lactose. Dietitian Özden Örkcü says, “Pasteurized goat's milk can also be used in infant feeding. Goat milk provides a healthy and balanced diet for children with cow's milk allergy, as symptoms can be relieved by consumption of goat's milk. The nutritional value of milk is closely related to its composition, which is highly influenced by factors such as the breed of the animal, feed, lactation period and season. said.
Goat's milk is closest to breast milk.
Expressing that breast milk is the best in terms of vitamins, minerals and nutritional quality it contains, Dietician Özden Örkcü said, “Out of folic acid deficiency, goat milk is the closest to human milk. If you supplement with folic acid, goat's milk is closest to breast milk. Unlike cow's milk, which is slightly acidic, goat's milk is alkaline, making it very beneficial for people with acid problems. People with cow's milk allergy may also be allergic to buffalo milk, but research on this subject is still not enough. said.
Buffalo milk is not recommended for infants and the elderly.
Dietitian Özden Örkcü stated that buffalo milk contains 10-11 percent more protein than cow's milk and said, “Buffalo milk is more resistant to heat. Buffalo milk is not recommended for infants and the elderly due to the amount of protein it contains. warned.
Dietician Özden Örkcü, who stated that babies are introduced to various tastes and textures when complementary foods are given around 6 months, said that yoghurt is also an important food.
Yogurt is very useful for babies
Dietician Özden Örkcü from NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital said, “Yogurt is a great food choice after your baby is introduced to complementary foods. Yogurt is safe for babies as long as you pay attention to nutrition labels and watch out for any allergic reactions. If you have a family history of milk allergy or lactose intolerance, you should talk to your doctor first.” said.
Dietitian Özden Örkcü emphasized the importance of how to introduce allergenic foods safely before starting complementary foods in infants, emphasizing that it is necessary to pay attention to the signs of allergic reactions that may appear in the form of vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, swelling around the lips or eyes.