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If my late night snack involves milk, will that help reduce the occurrence of heartburn?

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Dr. Afshine Emrani
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No snack!

Avoid eating or snacking late night! nothing two hours before you go to bed.
Eat light and walk after food. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.

In brief: No snack!

Avoid eating or snacking late night! nothing two hours before you go to bed.
Eat light and walk after food. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Dr. Afshine Emrani
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Not most of the time

The calcium in milk may help temporarily decrease heartburn for some women but it will normally come right back in a couple of hours.
Also, some pregnant women develop an intolerance of milk products and will feel worse if they have milk. If your heartburn is bad, over-the-counter medications like zantac, (ranitidine) tagamet and Pepcid are all safe during pregnancy.

In brief: Not most of the time

The calcium in milk may help temporarily decrease heartburn for some women but it will normally come right back in a couple of hours.
Also, some pregnant women develop an intolerance of milk products and will feel worse if they have milk. If your heartburn is bad, over-the-counter medications like zantac, (ranitidine) tagamet and Pepcid are all safe during pregnancy.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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