At the very least, Tiller says people should be looking for alternative milks that are fortified with calcium and vitamin D and that have little to no added sugar.
“Dairy milk naturally contains highly bioavailable and high-quality sources of protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin E, vitamin A, folate, thiamin, niacin, B6 and B12, and it is standard to find it fortified with vitamin D,” Tiller says. “So picking an alternative that is as close as possible to this nutrient profile will help ensure you are picking a good option.”
If you are concerned about you or your family’s dairy intake, you should speak with your doctor or a registered dietitian, Tiller says. He or she can help you make the right choice for your diet and lifestyle.