celiacraina replied to celiacraina's topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac DiseaseThank You pricklypear! By the way I love the Pic!! I too suffered from breast infections, 3 for my daughter. That is one reason why I don't want to give up breastfeeding her. Any mom who has gone through that knows how honorific it can be, so to have survived it three times in a period of two months or so was rough. However, after switching her to the formula she is so content and happy now, playing with her toys and learning like a normal baby. I already don't drink milk or eat cheese because my son and husband are both lactose intolerant. I see you're signature says something about genetic testing. How is that done? Does that determine whether you are celiac or if you are just pre-disposed to it?
celiacraina posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac DiseaseI have a five year old son that has been having a strange array of issues since he was a baby. Of course the usual story was; I took him to see doctors and they said, "diarrhea and loose stools is sometimes normal in children". The latest doctor said, "sometimes children are just skinny". I finally did research myself and came to gluten as being a possibly. I asked the doctors to screen him for celiacs, but by this time I had already started tampering with his diet. He was still eating gluten, but not nearly as much. His first test came up positive for IgG, but negative for the others. After four-weeks of gluten-free diet he has gained 3lbs (more weight than he has gained in the last 2 years). For the first time ever in his life he is having a regular stool and all the symptoms have all but disappeared. We also have a 7 month old baby girl who has had issues with constipation despite the fact that I am still breastfeeding. She also was having constant fussiness and we were beginning to be concerned that she might have a mental health issue because she wouldn't play with her toys, or allow me to put set her down. It finally occurred to me that she might be getting gluten or cesian through my breast milk. We immediately started her on soy formula and a day later noticed a drastic change in her temperament. I am still dealing with these difficult doctors who don't seem to be very helpful. I am overwhelmed trying to figure out what to feed my family. I have not lost my milk yet, and I am not sure whether I should continue breastfeeding and go on a no-gluten diet myself or just switch her to formula. Any suggestions comments or good advice is much needed! Please help!