Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for National Dairy Council and the LACTAID® Brand. I received product coupons from the LACTAID® Brand to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Every since Kendall was a baby we began noticing that she would have an issue with milk. She would ask for chocolate milk or ice cream but then later whine and cry in pain. We had no idea what was wrong with her until her pediatrician suggested that she might be lactose intolerant. How can we tell a 1-2 year old that she can’t have her favorite things when they are as simple as chocolate milk? Instead we just cut the amount down and hoped for the best. It seems like she has gotten a bit better at handling dairy over the past couple of years but there are still those days that creep up randomly and it’s just not a good day/night after that.
Kendall isn’t only though, the National Dairy Council says that about 30-50 million Americans believe they are lactose intolerant. The National Dairy Council says most sufferers experience digestive issues like bloating, gas, and diarrhea after eating foods with lactose. Simply avoiding the foods should stop the symptoms. But as when she was a toddler we don’t want to just cut out dairy because then she would miss out the vitamins and nutrients that dairy provides. She’s going to be 4 so she needs all the protein, calcium, and Vitamins A and D that she growing body can get. Calcium is important for strong bones and it helps keep our nervous systems healthy. It’s helped in this mission by the phosphorus and Vitamin D that’s also included in milk*. It’s just not something we are comfortable taking out of her diet. (*source: Unintended Consequences of Dairy Avoidance and infographic: Lactose-Free Milk, It Still Does a Body Good).
Find out more about lactose intolerance at the National Dairy Council’s website and download their free “Lactose Intolerant? 5 Things You Need to Know” infographic.
We have choices and so do you
LACTAID® has made it so easy for those intolerant or sensitive by having a full product line including: LACTAID® milk (fat free, low-fat 1 %, reduced fat 2% and whole), calcium enriched milk, chocolate lowfat milk, eggnog, lowfat cottage cheese, and Ice Cream (Vanilla Chocolate, Cookies & Cream, Butter Pecan, Strawberry & Cream).
My family loves pasta and I make a homemade garlic alfredo sauce but when Kendall is having an especially hard day with her tummy I use LACTAID® milk instead of heavy cream. Using LACTAID® doesn’t make the sauce as thick or creamy as the heavy cream would but it doesn’t change the taste whatsoever and that’s what matters most.
- 1 c. LACTAID® milk
- 2 to 3 cloves garlic, crushed OR garlic salt (I do a spoonful of crushed garlic)
- 1/2 tbsp. pepper
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1 lb. bacon, crumpled
- 1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
- In a small saucepan, melt butter, add garlic, LACTAID, pepper, Parmesan cheese, and crumpled bacon.
- Whisk together on low heat for 3-4 minutes.
- Pour over pasta.
LACTAID® milk is real dairy LACTAID® milk can be used just like regular dairy milk in your favorite recipes or by the glass and they can be found in the refrigerator or freezer section of grocery stores throughout the US. Find out more online at Lactaid.com or on their Facebook page.
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Disclosure:I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for National Dairy Council and the LACTAID® Brand. I received product coupons from the LACTAID® Brand to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.