I'm not sure if there's any truth in this, but I read it somewhere before. Drinking milk with meals can interfere with the absorption of nutrients from the food you eat. I'll have to go google and find out if that's a myth. FWIW, when my guy was still nursing, he had water or diluted juice.
Okay, back from google. It appears that it can interfere with iron absorption. Not a huge deal, unless you are vegetarian, or notice symptoms of anemia.
Keep in mind, though, that milk is more like a food than a drink. It carries a lot of calories, and fat, and can make you feel more full.
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