You may have read in some articles that drinking milk is a way to relieve stomach acid attacks. Yes this is true “for some people” only, but this is only a temporary relief of pain. A lot of people claim that drinking milk before bedtime could reduce chances of stomach acid reflux attacks at night. However, the opposite is true for a lot of people. The reason behind this is that milk is hard for the stomach to digest as it has proteins and fats, allowing the stomach to produce more gastric acids than what’s normal.
We are all unique individuals, thus the answer to this question is either a “yes” or a “no”. Milk is both acidic and alkaline, and depending on the person’s capability to handle such can either be good or bad for stomach acid reflux. The pH level of milk is at 6.7, and such figure looks to acidic, however, it also has the ability to normalize gastric acidity.
Just to be safe, people who have frequent heartburn attacks should only drink low-fat or fat-free milk. Milk has also been known to create a protective layer in the esophagus and the stomach thus preventing acid reflux. Adding to that, processed milk must also be avoided and it should maintain its being “natural” in order to prevent this condition from occurring.