Gandhi had been traveling all these days through various parts of India on matters of public interest and spreading the message of his Satyagraha.
The wanderings and hard work and the tight restrictions he brought about to his food habits, resulted in a serious set back to his health. He was made to take rest for some time before jumping into another phase of his campaigns.
The doctors advised him to drink milk in order to regain his health, but he refused to take cattle milk. It was then his wife, Kasturba, came up with a clever alternative – goat’s milk. And Gandhi had no objection to taking goat’s milk. This is how goat’s milk had an entry to Gandhi’s menu as his regular drink in the morning.