Weston A. Price Foundation - London Chapter Message Board › Infant Formula Regulations 2014 - Consultation Response
I thought you would like to see our response to the consultation on Infant Formula Regulations, which seek to allow goat milk to infant formula. Please let me know if any of you have feelings about other elements. This link is for the Scottish regulations, but there is one for each part of the UK.
Although goat milk is rich in healthy fats, it must be used with caution in infant feeding as it lacks folic acid and is low in vitamin B12, both of which are essential to the growth and development of the infant.
Here is an excerpt from conclusions from a paper from the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics: http://pediatrics.aap...
An exclusive, unmodified goat's milk diet can cause significant morbidity and even mortality in infants, including electrolyte imbalances, metabolic acidosis, folate deficiency, and species-specific and nonspecific antigenicity.
The Weston A. Price Foundation recommend supplementing home made goat milk formula with nutritional yeast for foliate and liver for vitamin B12. Similar type approaches should be taken with manufactured formula: http://www.westonapri...