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mollyb

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  1. Hi there, My name is Molly Burk and my 18 month old nephew was just finally, after a long process diagnosed with celiac disease. I have done some research, thanks to sites like this on this and have a concern about his diet. His mother, who is a great person and I love dearly, is also a vegeterian, and has passed this on to her children. She does not eat red meat so her children therefore do not either and I am having a real hard time with this. Especially, now that I know that the main things she was feeding him he cannot have. I have tried to talk with her about this and she refuses to feed him, actually any kind of meat. From what I have read, this is important for him and I do not know how to get through to her on the importance of his diet. He only weighs 16 pounds, and is 18 months old. I had a hard time with this before he was diagnosed, with both her children, and now I am scared that he is never going to develop normally. I am asking for any information on this, if anyone knows so I can show her some proof on the importance of the protein in his diet. She has taken all the precautionary measures and went to the health food store but she has not given him ANY meat at all yet, and he was diagnosed over a week ago. I love my nephew and his mother, but without going crazy and getting angry at her, I need some facts on this?? Any one that I show a picture of him to, say he looks malnourished??? Please correct me if I am wrong, i may just not be educated on this! Thank you Molly