Yes, the foods you eat and also the way you eat them can have a big effect on whether or not you feel pain.
To lower your chances of getting a stomach ache:
• Avoid fatty foods, such as red meat, butter, fried foods, and cheese
• Eat a bunch of small meals each day, instead of two or three big meals
• Stay away from foods that seem to make your symptoms worse
• Avoid taking over-the-counter medicines that appear to make your symptoms worse – Examples include aspirin or ibuprofen.
Some people – especially kids – sometimes get a stomach ache after drinking milk or eating cheese, ice cream, or other foods that have milk in them. They have a problem called “lactose intolerance,” which suggests that they cannot fully break down foods that have milk in them.
People with lactose intolerance can avoid problems caused by milk if they take a medicine called lactase. Lactase (sample brand name: Lactaid), helps your body break down milk. Some foods come with it already added.
If your stomach ache seems to be associated with constipation, meaning that you do not have enough bowel movements, you may need more fiber or a medicine called a laxative. (Laxatives are medicines that increase the number of bowel movements you’ve got.)
Taking in a very lot of fiber helps to increase the number of bowel movements you have. you can get more fiber by:
• Eating lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
• Taking fiber pills, powders, or wafers