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I used to be obsessed with raw oatmeal with milk. Now oats seem to give me gas and cause intestinal distress. Is it possible that these are related?

I used to be obsessed with raw oatmeal with milk. Now oats seem to give me gas and cause intestinal distress. Is it possible that these are related?

Yes: Oatmeal contains high amt of soluble fiber which causes gas when broken down in the intestines. Milk can also contribute if you haven't consumed milk for a while and are now deficient in the lactase enzyme. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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I seem to get stomach gas very fast after eating oatmeal. Why does oatmeal cause gas, and why so fast after eating it??

Fiber: Oatmeal contains plenty of soluble fiber which causes gas, and can rather quickly. Fiber is very important to have in your diet since it can help you lose weight, lower cholesterol and keep your intestines moving! If oatmeal gives you gas I suggest trying other sources of fiber, especially insoluble fiber rich foods such as wheat bran. ...Read more

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When can I start giving my 19 week old oatmeal cereal twice a day?

When can I start giving my 19 week old oatmeal cereal twice a day?

Call your doctor: Offering advice about small children requires knowledge specific yo you and your child. The doctor's office should be able to help. If you don't have a doctor, go to the Public Health Department. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions if I eat oatmeal for breakfast to help with cholesterol levels but want to try a grain free diet?

Can you give me suggestions if I eat oatmeal for breakfast to help with cholesterol levels but want to try a grain free diet?

Benefit is minimal: In spite of what you heard, the benefit of oatmeal in lowering cholesterol is minimal and can be accomplished just as well with any fiber that will "bind" cholesterol in the gut and prevents its absorption. You can try the grain free diet and supplement it with a fiber source. ...Read more

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I've been giving my baby oatmeal cereal for about 3 weeks now. Can I give him organic jar food that's for 4+ months babies? He's 5 months now.

I've been giving my baby oatmeal cereal for about 3 weeks now. Can I give him organic jar food that's for 4+ months babies? He's 5 months now.

What's the hurry: 50 years ago infants were fed solids early & frequently to make up for deficiencies in the evaporated milk formulas moms made at home. Today early feeds are an antiquated practice & do not add to the child's nutrition.Today solids are viewed as a tutorial to transition baby to the table. Starting at 6m as the tongue thrust fades & baby begins to sit is early enough. ...Read more

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When can I try giving my 1 year old oatmeal again with having fpies?

When can I try giving my 1 year old oatmeal again with having fpies?

Foods: Prior to introducing new foods to a child with food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome, you should discuss it with your child's gastroenterologist. I see you're in Gainesville, there are great pediatric GI doctors at the University of Florida. ...Read more

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I have almost a 9 month old baby I have tried everything gave him oatmeal with bananas in it plus I wait a lil to give him a bottle he still gets up?

I have almost a 9 month old baby I have tried everything gave him oatmeal with bananas in it plus I wait a lil to give him a bottle he still gets up?

FEEDING: At 9 months, he eats everything including meat products. If still hungry, feed him 2-3 x a day with solid foods until satisfied. ...Read more

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My 11mnth old has had baby oatmeal for a while now. When can I give her real old fashioned or steele cut oatmeal?

My 11mnth old has had baby oatmeal for a while now. When can I give her real old fashioned or steele cut oatmeal?

1 YO: Usually at 1 year old, you can start to slowly introduce small quantities of real foods that are soft in consistency like oatmeal. Follow-up with your pediatrician at her 1 yo visit to discuss in more detail. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How much do I give my 6 month old baby pureed veggies and how often in a day? I give him baby oatmeal every morning. He drinks formula as well.

How much do I give my 6 month old baby pureed veggies and how often in a day? I give him baby oatmeal every morning. He drinks formula as well.

Wow!: Your baby is eating like a champ. He should be eating his solids sitting upright in a chair, from a spoon. For convenience you can offer meals 3 times a day with or without the rest of the family. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal okay to give my fiance, he has food poisoning and I been making sure he's drinking water but I don't know what he can eat while recovering.

Is oatmeal okay to give my fiance, he has food poisoning and I been making sure he's drinking water but I don't know what he can eat while recovering.

Yes: It's a pretty bland food, and as long as he can keep it down, should be a fine choice. Hope he gets to feeling better! ...Read more

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Can I give my baby oatmeal cereal instead of rice cereal when she's 4 month old? I read rice cereal contains arsenic and it can harm my baby.

Can I give my baby oatmeal cereal instead of rice cereal when she's 4 month old? I read rice cereal contains arsenic and it can harm my baby.

Start at 6 months: Start solids at 6 months of age. Rice cereal contains arsenic. Wise to use fortified oatmeal instead of rice cereal. More about arsenic and rice cereal. Http://www. Health. Harvard. Edu/blog/fda-warns-parents-about-arsenic-in-rice-cereal-201604059473 More about why rice cereal is not a good first food. Https://www. Drgreene. Com/whiteout-faq/ ...Read more

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Just started my 5month old baby gerber oatmeal, should I give her water after the meal or breast milk?

Just started my 5month old baby gerber oatmeal, should I give her water after the meal or breast milk?

Breast milk: Breast milk is the best. Baby doesn't need any extra water at this age, but can be a method to introduce your child to the cup. I'm so glad to hear that you are breast feeding. This is the perfect food for your baby. We pediatricians recommend breast milk for the first 12 months of age, at a minimum. ...Read more

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How do I soothe sensitive, irritated facial skin? I tried polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) vaseline, giving it a break, hot water, cold water, ice, oatmeal-honey mask.!?

How do I soothe sensitive, irritated facial skin? I tried polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) vaseline, giving it a break, hot water, cold water, ice, oatmeal-honey mask.!?

Sunscreen Moisturize: The first way to soothe sensitive skin is to avoid hot water and detergent based facial soaps. Wash your face with a soap-free facial cleanser (cetaphil, dove for sensitive skin) and lukewarm water. Every morning, apply a facial moisturizer that contains a broad spectrum sunscreen containing zinc oxide (elta md facial, skinceuticals). ...Read more

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My 11 month old has chicken pox, should I take him to emergency? We are in day 5 and he isn't sleeping, crying a lot we are in day 5, he isn't sleeping, crys a lot, has pox on his right eyelid, on his genitals, we give him oatmeal baths, rub coconut oil o

My 11 month old has chicken pox, should I take him to emergency? We are in day 5 and he isn't sleeping, crying a lot we are in day 5, he isn't sleeping, crys a lot, has pox on his right eyelid, on his genitals, we give him oatmeal baths, rub coconut oil o

Chicken: Chicken pox is pretty miserable - I am so sorry your little one has it! If your child is inconsolably crying, then you should contact his doctor. His doctor may want to examine him to make sure he doesn't have chicken pox involvement of his eyes, ears, or other more concerning and painful areas. Having him seen sooner rather than later is the safest way to go since he can't tell you what hurts. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it true that eating oatmeal is good?

Is it true that eating oatmeal is good?

Yes: Traditionally prepared oatmeal is very healthy food, not instant oatmeal. Take 10 to 15 min to prepare it, add slices of banana, blueberries & strawberries. Organic honey, a teaspoon of organic coconut oil with ground cinnamon can be added & it will make a perfect breakfast together with a cup of black coffee or tea without sugar. Yummy yummy! ...Read more

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How big is a serving of oatmeal? What are the advantages of eating oatmeal?

How big is a serving of oatmeal? What are the advantages of eating oatmeal?

A "serving": Is usually meant to be a bowl for cereals of which oatmeal is a very popular item. There is some evidence that oatmeal may reduce the total cholesterol including the LDL (heart affecting)
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Why does oatmeal always make me nauseous?

Why does oatmeal always make me nauseous?

Just oatmeal?: Food intolerance is common, variable, and individual and may even include such innocuous ingestants as water. Reference: elaine shimberg, "relief from ibs". ...Read more

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Which is healthier? Oatmeal or banana diet?

Which is healthier? Oatmeal or banana diet?

Neither: A fad diet which focuses primarily on consumption of one particular food is usually not balanced. ...Read more

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Wondering why oatmeal is good for breakfast?

Wondering why oatmeal is good for breakfast?

Oatmeal 4 breakfast?: Oatmeal is good for fiber. It is usually combined with fruits, nuts, and milk. Some products are fortified with vitamins. Also an oatmeal breakfast is easy to prepare especially if one is 30 minutes late for work and still has to get the kids off to school. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal gluten free?

Technically yes.: Realistically no. Unless it says certified gluten free on the label, oatmeal may be contaminated with wheat, rye or barley which contain gluten. ...Read more

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Does oatmeal cleanse colon?

High in fiber: Eating oatmeal will add a lot of fiber to your diet which in turn will keep your bowels more regular. ...Read more

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Can oatmeal cause constipation?

Can oatmeal cause constipation?

Not if you are: Well hydrated. Fiber without sufficient hydration can be clogging. ...Read more

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Can oatmeal increase uric. Acid?

Can oatmeal increase uric. Acid?

Gout diet: Diet does not play as great a role in worsening or helping gouty symptoms as is commonly thought. Diets high in alcohol, particularly beer, shellfish or organ meats pose the greatest risk. Fruits, grains, vegetables and dairy products do not raise the risk of gout for most people. Enjoy your oatmeal! ...Read more