My friend gave me some raw honey from her brother's hive. I've had raw honey before with no problem. But when I ate the honey (with tea) that she gave me, my throat felt heavy and sick and I thought I might throw up and my stomach hurt for a while. The next time I had the honey (with breakfast) I had a stomach ache afterwards, but not as bad as before. It took me a third time to realize it was the honey that was giving me problems. So I quit consuming the honey and the pain went away. However, since then, I keep getting stomach pains from time to time after I eat. I wonder if it is related to the honey, like did it mess my stomach up some how? Or if it is unrelated, but has to do with breastfeeding? What happens now is basically that I eat something, doesn't appear to matter what, and sometimes I get a stomach ache. For example, we ate meatballs two days in a row, first day didn't hurt, second day it did. Once was after I ate yogurt then my stomach hurt, another time it was pancakes, etc...
So at first I thought it was honey related, then I thought it was food related,
and it must kind of have to do with food since it only happens after eating
sometimes, but now I am wondering if it could have to do with breastfeeding
becasue I do seem to always breastfeed after most meals, and I know for sure I have breastfed after the meals when my stomach hurt, but I also know for sure my stomach doesn't hurt after everytime I breastfeed after eating. So I am confused!
Can honey mess up your stomach?
Can breastfeeding hormones hurt your stomach?
Also to describe it, it does seem to be in the stomach where it hurts, not in
my intestines and not my uterus. It isn't like period cramps, it feels like my
stomach cramps up and it is a pain, not a sharp pain and I can walk around and everything, but I don't feel like moving around much. It also doesn't have any nausea involved.
So if anyone has any thoughts, I am trying to figure this out! Thanks!
mom to Max (10.5 months)