You don't need milk to get calcium. Take prenatals, Eat leafy greens, beans, raisins, figs, salmon, soy nuts, almonds, tahini, hummus, walnuts, tofu, shrimp, canned fish, etc. Eat other forms of dairy like cheese, yogurt, etc. Try almond, rice, calcium-fortified soy milk and juices. I personally love Silk soy milk. There are many varieties. I generally drink the 'very vanilla' calcium-fortified SIlk soy milk, and it has more calcium, protein, etc than the cow's milk my DF buys. If you can't handle any kind of cow's milk dairy, try vegan cheeses, sour cream, etc.
It's a very common misconception that you need to drink cow's milk (absolutely not, it's meant for the development of baby cows, prior to weaning), and that it's the best source of calcium available. That couldn't be farther from the truth. And make sure you're getting enough Vitamin D, as well!
at 12:33 AM on Jun. 16, 2009