When stomach acid flows back into the throat, it causes discomfort and irritation. This condition is known as acid reflux.
It is believed that milk neutralizes stomach acid and provides a protective coating for the stomach and esophagus.
Milk comes in different varieties — whole milk with the full amount of fat, 2% fat, and skim or nonfat milk
Discomfort and irritation of acid reflux might be increased by fat in milk. [Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine]
Nonfat milk can temporarily protect the stomach lining from acidic stomach contents and relieve heartburn symptoms. [Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine]
Consuming cold milk might provide a soothing effect on the throat and esophagus.
Consuming probiotics in fermented dairy products such as yogurt might help to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux. [Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine]
Drinking too much milk and lactose intolerance might trigger acid reflux symptoms.