Definetly use the lactaid pills. Just swallow either 1 or 2 pills depending on how sensitive you are to lactose. It gives you the enzyme you are missing to digest milk. I used the pills for 2 years and now I am not lactose intolerant anymore. I can have any kind of dairy I want now. My gastro doctor told me that it happens that way for some people. I still use the lactaid milk just because it doesn't spoil for so long and don't use enough of it to buy the regular stuff but I eat yogurt, cheese, ice cream (sugar free), whey protein.