You'll Never Believe What Happened After I Delivered My Son... #DairyEnvy

*Today, I am partnering with LACTAID®  to bring awareness to dairy sensitivity and the solutions available to keep dairy in your life! All opinions are my own. 

Prior to becoming pregnant, I wasn't a huge milk drinker. I had it in my cereal, and coffee when I ran out of cream. Then, once I was pregnant, a milk junkie emerged from within my body.  I would pound milk, right from the gallon at all hours of the day. Literally, at 3am I would wake up wanting milk. Of course, I chalked it up to pregnancy and fed the beast within.

In between gulps of milk, I would drink smoothies, eat yogurt and gobble up ice cream like it was my job. I was, after all, growing a big baby boy in my belly and apparently he needed dairy. Copious amounts of dairy.

Then, once I delivered my son, the craziest thing happened, I became lactose intolerant. One small sip of milk would turn my stomach into knots. I mentioned it to my lactation nurse, and was met with, "Believe it or not, it's not that unusual!"

Sure enough, the parenting forums were filled with posts about new mother's concerned about becoming lactose intolerant.

Since I had spent the last ten months downing my weight in dairy, I didn't mind so much. Then, I started craving ice cream and cereal again. I tried all of the non-dairy options and found them all to, well, suck. I once told FTD drinking non-dairy substitutes was like craving pizza and being told to eat a ham sandwich.

Desperate for a delightful dairy solution, I tried LACTAID®  Milk. What they do is remove the lactose, so it's still milk, just minus the part that wrecks my tummy.

Even, FTD, a milk lover, had to admit, there was ZERO difference in flavor. Zero. Since FTD was on board with the LACTAID®  too, it became our new milk brand.

I still had one small issue, ice cream sundaes and milkshakes would tie my tummy in horrible knots. Which, sucked. I hated going the ice cream shop with FTD and Ollie and having to find a dairy free solution. When really, I WANT ICE CREAM!!!

That's why I nearly died when I found out LACTAID®  made ice cream.


LACTAID®  Ice Cream Flavors:
Salted Caramel Chip
Cookies & Cream
Butter Pecan
Berry Chocolate Crumble

The new varieties inc
Salted Caramel Chip Ice Cream: Combines sweet caramel 
swirls and dark chocolate chips with creamy lactose free ice cream. 
Savor the delicious flavor with none of the discomfort.
Berry Chocolate Crumble Ice Cream: Includes ripe pure
berries and rich chocolate crumble together in a creamy ice cream 
that’s 100% lactose free so there’s no discomfort. This perfectly 
balanced fusion of berry and chocolate is sure to satisfy your sweet 
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to find an ice cream I could eat! After all of the ice cream cones and ice cream sandwiches I made for Ollie without even having one bite, it was so nice to be able to join in again!

In honor of July being Ice Cream Month, and July 19th being National Ice Cream Day, LACTAID®  has rolled out two new delicious flavors, Salted Caramel Chip, and my all time favorite, Berry Chocolate Crumble.

  • LACTAID® Berry Chocolate Crumble Ice Cream: Includes ripe pureed berries and rich chocolate crumble together in a creamy ice cream that’s 100% lactose free so there’s no discomfort! 
  • LACTAID® Salted Caramel Chip Ice Cream: Combines sweet caramel swirls and dark chocolate chips with creamy lactose free ice cream.

If you too have dairy sensitivity, I cannot recommend enough you give LACTAID® a try.  I have been happily enjoying their wide range of products for three years, and even though some of my daily sensitivity has subsided, I still stay loyal to the brand because I love the taste, and have absolutely no fear of having lactose intolerance issues.

You can find LACTAID®  at Grocery Stores nationwide and Walmart.  To find a location near you, and to clip some stellar coupons, click here!

Oh, and stay tuned for my post on 10 Ways To Rock Out National Ice Cream Day with fun Ice Cream Treats (the kids will love making!)

These are our 4th of July Ice Cream Sandwiches made with  LACTAID® Berry Chocolate Crumble.
SO SO SO SO GOOD!  Ollie and I made 20, and they were the first to go from the desert table! 

*I have received information and materials from McNeil Nutritionals, LLC the
makers of LACTAID®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. 

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