The fatty acid and protein structure of goat milk is different than cow milk, making it very easy to digest. That's why many people who are lactose intolerant can drink goat milk. It contains only trace amounts of the cow milk protein that some people are allergic to. Goat milk is higher in minerals, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, chlorine and maganese; but it is lower in sodium, iron, sulphur, zinc and molybdenum than cow's Milk Long considered an alternative for those with cow milk sensitivities, goat milk's ease of digestion is due in part to smaller, naturally-homogenized fats. Goat milk also tends to form smaller curds than cow milk while undergoing digestion due to its lower level of the protein casein. Smaller curds are digested more readily and more completely.