Like most food allergies, a milk allergy is a serious health issue, and is different than simply being lactose intolerant. According to the National Institutes of Health, lactose intolerance is a digestive system disorder, while a milk allergy is a potentially life-threatening reaction by the body's immune system to one or more milk proteins, even in small amounts. If your child has a milk allergy, it can be tough to find an alternative that meets his dietary needs. What dairy alternatives can you bake with? Which taste best on their own? Do they have the same nutrients as animal milk? Read on to find out which non-dairy milk options are available, and how each one stacks up nutritionally and taste-wise, so you can find the best option for your family. For more information on milk substitutes, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.