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How typical are sheep/goat milk allergies without cows milk allergies?

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Dr. Robert Silge
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Rare

Most of the time people with cow's milk allergy cross react to goat and sheep milk.
The casein proteins share 87-98% of the same Amino Acids across all 3 species. Therefore it is possible to only be allergic to goat or sheep, but not very likely. Goat and sheep milk are not safe substitutes for people with anaphylactic reactions to cow's milk.

In brief: Rare

Most of the time people with cow's milk allergy cross react to goat and sheep milk.
The casein proteins share 87-98% of the same Amino Acids across all 3 species. Therefore it is possible to only be allergic to goat or sheep, but not very likely. Goat and sheep milk are not safe substitutes for people with anaphylactic reactions to cow's milk.
Dr. Robert Silge
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Dr. Sonober Umair
Pediatrics

In brief: Reply

Goat milk is a little less allergenic as compared to cow milk due to low casein content.
But if fed to infant under one year of age it can also cause intestinal irritation and anemia. It's used daily in different parts of the world even in us. Easily digestible, more fat content, hard to find low fat/ fat free goat milk.

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Goat milk is a little less allergenic as compared to cow milk due to low casein content.
But if fed to infant under one year of age it can also cause intestinal irritation and anemia. It's used daily in different parts of the world even in us. Easily digestible, more fat content, hard to find low fat/ fat free goat milk.
Dr. Sonober Umair
Dr. Sonober Umair
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