Yes, sheep milk contains lactose. It is not uncommon for individuals to experience discomfort after drinking cow’s milk, and often people will assume this is lactose intolerance (intolerance to the natural sugars in milk). However often the more appropriate term is cow milk sensitivity (trouble digesting the proteins or fats in milk). The symptoms are almost identical to those of lactose intolerance hence the common confusion or misdiagnosis.
Many studies now suggest that the chance of children under six developing lactose intolerance is rare.
For this reason, sheep milk is not suitable for those who have been clinically diagnosed as lactose intolerant but maybe a good alternative for others who are sensitive to cow milk.
Always consult a doctor to determine if you have cow milk intolerances or cow milk allergies.
By Susan