Are you absolutely certain it’s the oatmeal?
Nothing else has changed like the brand of oatmeal, your water, the milk (if you use it), and other things you mix with it, how it’s prepared…how you clean the bowls, old sponges, brushes, new detergent you’re using…etc?
Are there any other foods you are having this reaction to?
Absolutely certain? No. Fairly certain? Yes.
As you suggested, I tried to see if I had changed anything in my diet/routine. Same oatmeal, same water, same microwave, same natty pb. Same method of cleaning. Nothing has changed. My mom is a pediatrician, and I don’t really remember what she said, but something about the “solubility” or the absorption of oatmeal might cause an upset stomach.
Sabrina, thanks for the idea, I’ll be sure to try it out. [/quote]
Hmmmm. Well, what about other foods?
(Are you having a protein source with your oatmeal as well?)
You may ultimately be having a problem with the fiber. Or having that much fiber in one sitting.
If you have oats and natural pnut butter, that is indeed a lot of fiber at once…but really shouldn’t be messing with you thta much.
But if that’s true, about the fiber, then i would think you’d be having this problem with other fibers like veggies, whole grain breads, sweet potatoes…etc.
If you can ingest every other kind of fiber except oatmeal…and this is a recent development, i would keep looking for a contaminant. Get a new container, try a new brand, etc.
Have you gone to a doctor about this besides your mom?