Skip to main content

Get the Scoop

Sign up to have delicious recipes, new product updates, and exclusive offers from LACTAID® delivered right in your inbox!

The information you submit will be governed by our Privacy Policy and you agree to the Financial Incentive Notice.

Lactaid founder, Alan Kilgerman, standing in an office pointing to Lactaid product packaging

LACTAID®: Founded by the Son of a Dairyman

LACTAID® was founded by Alan E. Kligerman, a third-generation dairyman who got his start in the business of delivering milk to customers in Atlantic City. During his routes, Alan discovered that not everyone could enjoy his family’s delicious products due to their lactose sensitivity. Life without dairy? Alan wouldn’t stand for it.

So, Alan studied dairy science at Cornell and after graduating, founded LACTAID® in 1974. At long last, those sensitive to the lactose in dairy had a delicious solution.

We Take Our Milk Seriously

  • LACTAID® is made with fresh milk from cows.
  • Our milk comes from cows that are never treated with artificial growth hormones.*
Herd of cows pasturing on a green field
Woman and little girl eating cookies with milk

Real Milk, No Lactose

LACTAID® Milk uses a lactase enzyme to break down the lactose from farm-fresh dairy milk into sugars that are easier to digest! While lactase enzymes also naturally occur in humans, unfortunately, some people have fewer of them and experience discomfort when consuming dairy. The delicious news is that with LACTAID® Milk, you get 100% real dairy milk, just without the discomfort.

Real Milk, Just Without the Discomfort

Blue cartoon cow in front of barn

LACTAID® is 100% real milk, just without the lactose. So you can enjoy it even if you’re sensitive to lactose.

Cartoon cookies and milk with clipboard with check list of 'delicious' and 'discomfort'

It’s not just delicious, it’s easy to digest. So it has all the goodness of real milk with none of the discomfort.

Cartoon parents standing with two children

LACTAID® milk and products are great for the whole family.

Compare LACTAID® with Conventional Milk

2% Milk
2% Milk
Lowfat 1% Milk
Fat-Free Milk
Whole Milk
Calcium-Enriched Fat Free Milk
Calcium-Enriched 2% Milk
Protein Whole Milk
Protein 2% Milk
Serving Size
1 Cup 1 Cup 1 Cup 1 Cup 1 Cup 1 Cup 1 Cup 1 Cup 1 Cup
130 130 110 90 160 90 130 180 150
Total Fat (g)
5 5 2.5 0 8 0 5 9 5
Total Sugars (g)
12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11
Added Sugars (g)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Protein (g)
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 13 13
Calcium (mg)
300 300 300 310 300 500 500 430 430
Vitamin A (mcg)
150 150 150 150 90 150 150 90 150
Vitamin D (mcg)
2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5

Meet Real LACTAID® Farmers

Enjoy the Food You Love

From milk to ice cream to cottage cheese, LACTAID® products can help satisfy all your dairy cravings. If we don’t make it, we’ll show you how to substitute a similar ingredient in your favorite recipe!

White sauce recipe in a pan with flour, milk and butter on the side
Front package of Lactaid® fast-acting supplements

We’re always there for you.

Tempted to order that ice cream sundae? Craving the mac-and-cheese at your neighborhood bistro? Go for it. Simply take a LACTAID® supplement with your first bite or sip of dairy and enjoy the treats you love without a second thought.