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Alternatives to Dairy Milk




Have you ever experienced a reeeeaaally bad stomach ache after consuming a glass of milk thinking that “here’s to more rounds of toilet :(“ There are a few reasons as to why some people are unable to consume dairy milk. And one of the reasons is being (i) lactose intolerant.


Lactose intolerance (also known as lactase deficiency) is the inability to breakdown lactose which could normally be found in dairy products such as milk and cheese. Lactose is a sugar compound which is made out of glucose and galactose. It also makes up of around 3-8% of milk. Hence, they are unable to consume animal milk such as goat milk, cow’s milk, sheep’s milk etc.


People who are lactose intolerant have an insufficient amount of lactase in their small intestines to digest the lactose. Therefore, the undigested lactose will move to the large intestine instead and is mixed with its own bacteria that would result in bloating, diarrhea and gas.


There are a few symptoms which indicates that you are suffering from lactose intolerance:

  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps


Another reason would be that person is (ii) allergic to dairy products or is a (iii) vegan.


People who are allergic to dairy should stay away from lactose-free dairy products. While dairy-free products also means that it is lactose free, lactose-free products may not necessarily be dairy-free.


This is because lactose-free and non-dairy products contains milk protein such as whey and casein which is unsuitable for those who are allergic to milk. Hence, dairy-free products are a better option for those who are allergic to milk as they do not contain milk protein.


However, for vegans, it is advisable for them to consume dairy-free products instead since dairy is obtained from animals. Do be more alert about the labelings on the dairy products to ensure that you are buying the correct item.


To know more about the differences between lactose-free, dairy-free and non-dairy, just kindly click onto this link for a clearer explanation (https://www.thespruceeats.com/difference-between-lactose-and-dairy-free-1000937)


So, without further ado, let us take a look at the alternatives for dairy milk for both kids and adults here at Kait Lifestyle Store:


1. Miwako Milk

-Suitable For Vegan

-Lactose Free

-Gluten Free

-Highly nutritious and easily digestible for children from 12 months onwards


2. LOHAS 10 Grains Organic Oat Milk


-Non-Dairy Product

-High in protein and calcium



  • Millet milk powder

    -Lactose-free/ Non-dairy

    -Gluten free

    -No added sugar

    -Excellent for Pregnant & Lactating Mothers, Infants


  • Soya milk powder (less sugar)


    -Less sugar

    -Excellent for pregnant and lactating mothers

    -Suitable for children above 1 year old

    *certified Halal*


  • Organic black soya milk powder

    -Lactose-free/ Non-dairy


    -Excellent for pregnant and lactating mothers

    *certified Halal*

4. Earth Living

  • Organic black soya milk powder



    -Non-artificial flavour

    -Strengthen immune system

    -High in anti-oxidants


  • Organic red date soy milk


    -No preservatives

    -Non genetically modified (GMO) soy

    -No artificial flavours


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