I have avoided dairy for years. When I look at the "bigger picture" of dairy in general, there are just too many negatives to consuming dairy across the board. I think something to mention here is a slight shift of mindset - food is our fuel, like gasoline to a car - It's what makes us run. When we choose to consume a product, we need to ask "How does this food benefit me? What nutrients does it provide that makes me function better down to my cells?" If you cannot answer that - you need to put that product aside :) The *purpose* of consuming food is not: because it tastes delicious, entertainment, or convienience.
If we are truly concerned for our level of health... we will break free of excuses (example- " I just like to have a little in my coffee" or "I had to work late"), avoid processed foods (cereals, anything that comes in a container, box, or wrapper), high calorie carbs (example - baked goods), stick to fresh vegetables / legumes / beans, and so forth.... and finally, keep our focus on alkaline food choices!
My speciality in practice is Food Sensitivities / Nutrition, and if I had to suggest an alternative product, I would choose Almond Milk as well, especially if it was homemade. If I remember right, there's a good recipe in the book "Rawlicious"