True milk allergies are very uncommon. Only about 1 to 3% of children experience cow’s milk allergy and they usually outgrow this by age three. In adults the incidence is even lower. Chances are you are not allergic to milk but have a mild degree of lactose intolerance. Try consuming smaller amounts to see what your “threshold” is for digesting lactose. Using the tips below will also ensure that you are getting enough of the important nutrients in dairy foods without experiencing symptoms.