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I've only seen lactose (away from milk) in some supplements, particularly homeopathics. I find that those make me congested, even though it's just a tiny bit of milk sugar, with no milk proteins at all. Which is especially annoying since one of the homeopathics I have in a lactose base is supposed to help with sinus congestion! If you don't have that kind of reaction personally, then you could use such supplements if the active ingredients were something you needed at the time.
I've never seen lactose added to anything other than sweetened condensed milk, (and that was over a decade ago- the sweetened condensed milk available in stores today contains sugar or corn syrup.) I can't imagine any kind of food product where lactose would be added, unless it was something very highly processed that nobody should be eating anyway.
Ruth, Single Mother to 20 yo O- Leah , 18 yo O- Hannah,and 13 yo B+ Jack