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oatmeal allergy ... wheat ??
« on: December 22, 2008, 17:04:34 pm »
So here is the situation ... my DS is 11 months old, I have attempted to give him oatmeal on 3 different occasions (for 3 days in length) on the 2 and 3 day he develops a 'dotty' rash (use to be just around his month but the 3rd time it went down his chest) needless to say his body is allergic to oatmeal (for the time being)  I have heard that babies can grown out of food allergies ( i don't plan on trying oatmeal again for a looong while)  i spoke with my doctor about this; as i have been a little weary about introducing wheat to him as i know it is much more allergenic then oatmeal...just hoping there are some other mama's out there who have experienced this to get some of their words of wisdom....thank you in advance  Becky

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Re: oatmeal allergy ... wheat ??
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2008, 17:52:18 pm »
Hi, my son is allergic to Oatmeal, Barley, and Wheat.  We haven't tested for Rye, but it's in the same family type so I'll avoid that too.  I'm not sure if it's correlated or not, but it does seem to be with my son.  He does great on rice.  There are many other flours out there than wheat too, so you have a lot to choose from.  There are also pasta's, breads, cereals, cookies, made from rice flour and others so it is pretty easy to avoid wheat at this age.  My doctors said he will most likely grow out of these allergies by the time he's about 4-5.

What did you doctor say about wheat? 
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Re: oatmeal allergy ... wheat ??
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2008, 18:39:06 pm »
They all have gluten which is what the typical allergen is.  Wheat is highest, but the others are related.  You can google gluten and read up on it.  There are many different viewpoints on grains/grain allergies, so read from a variety of sources.  Good luck! 
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Re: oatmeal allergy ... wheat ??
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2008, 19:49:16 pm »
Hi there.  Wheat, Rye, and Barley all have gluten in it.  Oats are contraversal as to being safe for someone with a gluten intolerance.

My personal experience.  My son reactted badly on oats as well.  He got a huge red/ hot to touch rash on his face.  I will post a picture.  I have always avoided oats or anything with oats.  He does fine on Wheat though. 

All you can do it try something with wheat in it, like crackers or a pasta and see how he does react.
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Re: oatmeal allergy ... wheat ??
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2008, 17:19:14 pm »
thank you for your words of wisdom !!!  my doctor said that i should not introduce wheat to him ..... but i'm not sure i fully agree with that....so i'm debating about introducing it to him or not .  i will do some research and figure it out ...

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Re: oatmeal allergy ... wheat ??
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2008, 19:21:02 pm »
I would deft. do your research and form your own opinion.  Wheat is in all sorts of snack type/finger foods and it would be ashame to avoid it and he could have it.

Please keep us posted on your progress.

P.S:  I am not sure where you are, but in the US, the doctors do not recommend wheat until 1 years of age, BUT all the teething biscuits, puffs, etc. all have wheat in them.

Good Luck and any questions or just support, please let us know.

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Re: oatmeal allergy ... wheat ??
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2008, 17:22:14 pm »
Hello Wendy,

I'm in British Columbia, Canada...as for wheat until 1, that sounds like a good idea as I know it is quite allergenic.  I have these 'organic mum mum' teething biscuits that are made with japonica rice (they don't say they have wheat in it) also just straight up "rice puffs" ... my DS turns a year old in a month I will wait definitely until after his year birthday to attempt wheat with him .. after I do some research as well !!!   Thanks again for the support and I will surely keep you posted !!   I wish you and your family happiness over the holidays ....

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Re: oatmeal allergy ... wheat ??
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2008, 18:50:26 pm »
Hey Becky, I just want to say good on you for researching things yourself.  Too many people believe what they're "told" and end up with the short end of the stick.  Keep up the good work caring for your family.  :)
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Re: oatmeal allergy ... wheat ??
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2008, 04:32:53 am »
Totally agree with bzerk5 (Kaycee). 

The baby Mum Mum's are great as long as he is okay with milk.  I never could give them to my son because of the milk ingredient.  Rice puffs are good too.

Keep us posted on how it goes.

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Re: oatmeal allergy ... wheat ??
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2008, 21:40:13 pm »
The organic Mum Mum's here do not contain milk ingredients, the toddler ones don't, the ones that are round.  I use them too.
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