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Remove All Milk and Mild Products From Your Diet

A milk allergy, also known as lactose intolerance, is a common food allergy. Once a milk allergy has been diagnosed, all milk and milk products must be completely removed from the diet. Not even small amounts should be given. The table below provides a list of words found on food product labels indicating the presence of milk proteins, i.e. "milk words"

Food Products Containing Milk Protein

  • Milk protein
  • Milk solids
  • Casein
  • Dry milk solids
  • Sour milk solids Caseinates: Buttermilk (ammonium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, Sodium)
  • Butter solids
  • Half & Half
  • Butter fat cream
  • Milk derivative
  • Lactalbumin
  • Lactalbumin phosphate
  • Sour cream
  • Sour cream solids
  • Whey
  • Demineralized whey
  • Delactosed whey
  • Whey protein concentrate
  • Cheese
  • Curds
  • Artificial butter flavor
  • Lactose
  • Yogurt
  • Rennet casein

Ingredients Containing Milk Protein

  • High protein flour
  • Caramel flavoring and color

Contact Information

Allergy and Inflammation - Research
Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Center for Life Science, 9th floor
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215