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How long does it take for your stomach to digest milk?

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Dr. Scott Lippe
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Stomach to digest

The half life of a solid is about 4 hours the half life of liquids is less a big glass of milk should probably be out of your stomach in under four hours everyone is different though.

In brief: Stomach to digest

The half life of a solid is about 4 hours the half life of liquids is less a big glass of milk should probably be out of your stomach in under four hours everyone is different though.
Dr. Scott Lippe
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Dr. David Drewitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: 2 hours

Milk contains carbs, protein and fat.
Each macronutrient empties from the stomach at a different rate. I'd expect a glass of milk to be through the stomach within two hours. The rate of emptying is slower with higher fat concentration. Good luck!

In brief: 2 hours

Milk contains carbs, protein and fat.
Each macronutrient empties from the stomach at a different rate. I'd expect a glass of milk to be through the stomach within two hours. The rate of emptying is slower with higher fat concentration. Good luck!
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: About 4 hours

Most food in our stomach moves down into the intestine in 3 to 6 hours.
Foods that contain fat are digested slower than those @ carbohydrates. Milk has varying amounts of fat...So if it is low fat milk, then 3-4 hours but if it is full fat milk (regular milk is 4% fat) it may take 4-6 hours to leave the stomach. Much of the digestion takes place lower down in the small intestine over 12-18 hours.

In brief: About 4 hours

Most food in our stomach moves down into the intestine in 3 to 6 hours.
Foods that contain fat are digested slower than those @ carbohydrates. Milk has varying amounts of fat...So if it is low fat milk, then 3-4 hours but if it is full fat milk (regular milk is 4% fat) it may take 4-6 hours to leave the stomach. Much of the digestion takes place lower down in the small intestine over 12-18 hours.
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