Well, the "question" part of the post seems to contradict the "comment" part of the post.
Please point this out to me, if I condradicted myself I'm unaware and would like to be aware.
Milk vs cottage cheese, or 11g vs 4g? I think that is obvious.
If you have space in your caloric needs, even concidering cut vs bulk, what the harm? What about lactose specifically is bad for muscle development or fat loss? That's question I never see answered. Everyone says its because its sugar, but a good chunk of the other carbs and even some of the protein you eat, gets turned into sugar by YOUR OWN BODY, so what wrong with the sugar called Lactose as opposed to say Fructose or Anyothertose?
Then of course there is a big difference in different types of carbs. There is a big difference between a can of spinach and half a serving of milk despite the similier carb content.
Agreed, I made this same point. Each group of nutrients (macro and micro) has good guys and bad guys. Even the bad guys aren't always bad, unless the exist purely as a result of the workings of man (ie. partially hydronated kill me quick stuff). If consumed at the right time you can be sure your physiologically primed to consume any given nutrient. Eat them in as close to their natural form is the rule of thumb for most foods, except it would appear for milk.
On a final point the whey gets extracted from the milk and has no lactose in it.
I realize this, its one of things that makes me think the only issue people have with milk on a health stand point is the lactose. Every part of milk seems to be used in other foodstuffs that are considered good, but the source is considered bad. It just seems counter intuitive to me. Fear the carbs, love the proteins. Those sugary carbs may help you digests those oh so perfect proteins more completely. And with out the aid of some lab or however they manage to extract them.