We are the only animal on the planet that feeds on another species milk well into our adult lives. For some of us that can create problems with allergy, skin conditions and congestion, especially in children.
Some forms are better tolerated than others, including yoghurt, kefir, goats or sheep varieties and A2 (due to a different casein molecule).
Lactose intolerance is different to an intolerance to whey or casein. Lactose is a milk sugar, while whey and casein are milk proteins, so just switching to lactose free milk is not always the answer.
Dairy with added sugar, flavours and colours should be avoided. Everyone is different, so if you are experiencing some symptoms of possible dairy intolerance, consult your doctor to discuss a period of exclusion.
Symptoms may include: constipation, diarrhoea, mucous congestion, recurrent infections, fatigue, and skin reactions (like eczema). Remember you can get valuable calcium from other sources.