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Thread: So, is my baby allergic to oatmeal?

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    Default So, is my baby allergic to oatmeal?

    Hi,

    A couple of weeks ago I gave my son the Gerber Oatmeal with Bananas with water since I didn't have any breastmilk to mix it with. He got an ugly diaper rash the next day and it took about a week's time for it to go away. Does this mean that he can be allergic to oatmeal? It's a little confusing because he's had the same oatmeal before without any rash -but when he had it before it was with breastmilk. What do you ladies think?
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    Default Re: So, is my baby allergic to oatmeal?

    maybe the iron in the cereal bothers him???

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    Default Re: So, is my baby allergic to oatmeal?

    Hum, I didn't check to see if it had iron -I'll check and repost.
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    Default Re: So, is my baby allergic to oatmeal?

    or soy.... gerber sometimes has soy..
    or could be totaly unrealated to the oatmeal....

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    Default Re: So, is my baby allergic to oatmeal?

    Maybe it's the bananas. Has he had bananas before? Is he on any meds any antibiotics? Are you on any antibiotic or meds?
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    Default Re: So, is my baby allergic to oatmeal?

    What kind of water did you use?

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    Default Re: So, is my baby allergic to oatmeal?

    My ped mentioned that a lot of allergic reactions don't show up until the second or third exposure....
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    Default Re: So, is my baby allergic to oatmeal?

    When food is prepared outside and the baby gets some sort of reaction its a bit hard to determin what the clupirt is due to high chances of cross contamination, it could be oats, the banana, the preservetives or something else. My suggestion is that you give him plain home made oatmeal and wait for any sort of reaction, if not then its good, then give him some banana (not gerber) but a regular fruit and watch him if nothing happend then you can be relived that he is not allergic to any of them and that means something else botherd him. HTH

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    Default Re: So, is my baby allergic to oatmeal?

    How do I make oatmeal at home? Do I used regular adult oatmeal? He's been having a lot of bananas this week and so far no reaction so I don't think it was the fruit. I'm guilty of using tap water - I know, I know, but that is all I drink and all we really have readily available. I usually give him sips throughout the day from my water bottle bc he get so so so excited when pull out my water bottle to take a drink so I figured if he hadn't had a reaction to it yet then it was ok.
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    Default Re: So, is my baby allergic to oatmeal?

    You can grind regular adult oats then mix it with some BM or just plain water or I read that baby oats is available in stores. Its good to know that its not he banana, try the oats and see...HTH

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