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Milk, Goat's

This is a much more tolerable and suitable form of milk for babies than of cows. In fact, since the time of Hippocrates, physicians have recommended goats' milk for infants and convalescents because it's so easily digested. Compared to cows' milk, goats milk has less protein, smaller fta globules, a little more calcium and vitamin A, and nearly ten times the fluorine needed to build strong bones and teeth.

Although goats' milk provides less than 3 per cent of the world milk supply, whole populations in Africa and Asia consume it because 70 per cent of the world's goats are found in those countries.

In 2001, British farmers received an average of 17p a litre for milk, though it cost them an average of 22p a litre to produce. See 'Lactose Intolerance'

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