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Oatly, lactose intolerance and cow's milk protein allergy

All Oatly products are totally dairy-free, meaning they're free from lactose and milk protein.

It's not unusual to see soya allergy in people who are allergic to cow's milk (1,2,3), but fortunately all Oatly products are also soya-free.

What’s more, because most of our oat drinks in the UK are fortified with calcium, vitamin D, riboflavin and vitamin B12, you can trust that these important nutrients aren't missing from the diet. For those who can't or don't wish to drink cow's milk, Oatly is a healthy and completely dairy-free alternative.

For more information on feeding Oatly to infants and children, please click (here).



1. Venter C, et al (2017). Better recognition, diagnosis and management of non‑IgE‑mediated cow’s milk allergy in infancy: iMAP - an international interpretation of the MAP (Milk Allergy in Primary Care) guideline. Clin Transl Allergy;7:26.

2. Meyer R (2013). Cows’ Milk Protein Allergy in Infants & Paediatrics. Complete Nutrition;13(2): 12-14.

3. Luyt D, et al (2014). BSACI guideline for the diagnosis and management of cow’s milk allergy. Clinical & Experimental Allergy;44:642–672.

4. BDA (2017). Suitable milks for children with cows milk allergy. Food Fact Sheet. Accessed in August 2018.

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