What Are Great Swaps for A Milk Allergy ?

For everyday use — and especially for baking — there are lots of good substitutes for milk. If your child is allergic to it, make sure she gets the calories and nutrients she needs. Ask your pediatrician or a pediatric dietitian for advice on replacing milk in her diet.

You might try these substitutes: soy milk, rice milk, oat milk, almond milk.

Soy milk leads the pack, because it has about the same amount of protein as cow’s milk. You may find that missing in other choices. Whichever one you choose, be sure it’s fortified with calcium and vitamin D.

Check the labels to make sure the product doesn’t include milk-based ingredients. Look for words like casein, whey, lactoferrin, lactoglobulin, lactalbumin.

Milk that comes from an animal other than a cow, like goat’s milk, can also trigger an allergic reaction.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.