Posted 15 August 2004 - 08:45 PM
Posted 16 August 2004 - 05:23 PM
I am probaby an exception, as Logan doesn't have actual celiac disease, that we are aware of, but "wheat allergy." I nursed Logan exclusively until 4 months when I added rice cereal. Then at 6 months I added fruits and veggies. At around 9 months I added bits of bread, soft noodles, mashed potatoes to his diet. That is when he started to break out in a horrendous, rash that he scratched and scratched until he drew blood, then scratched some more! It was awful!!!! I didn't really think anything of the loose stool, as my experience with my previous 3 breastfed babies was that breastfed babies' stool is always soft! He also developed a severe case of what I thought was "cradle cap" that I could not clear up. He always had scarlet red cheeks, ears and chin, which I did not recognize as unusual, until I finally took wheat out of his diet and they disappeared! I didn' t make the "wheat~multiple problems" connection until around his second birthday. I was thankful to be still nursing him at that time, as I felt the breast milk was probably the MOST nutritious thing he was getting in his diet. Whether that perception was correct or not, I am not sure, but that was a real source of comfort in my own mind. I continued to nurse him until 2 months before his fourth birthday. It was mostly just before he fell asleep, and immediately upon waking, he would climb into bed with me for a quick cuddle and morning nurse. Reluctantly, I encouraged him to give that up. It's been about 8 months since we nursed, and I have to admit, I miss it sometimes, but health wise, he seems fine, no worse off than before, when we were still nursing.
My experience with my older daughter were when we introduced the infant oat cereal, as a change from several boxes of rice cereal, her stools resembled peanut butter with a tea bag broken up through it, in her diaper. Therefore I didn't dare try the oat infant cereal with Logan, which is probably a good thing.
Posted 18 August 2004 - 04:56 AM
Posted 27 August 2004 - 11:33 AM
Posted 27 August 2004 - 12:00 PM
I did read that breastfeeding can delay the onset of Celiac and the symptoms are more mild than they would be if they were formula fed as infants. Don't know how true that is though. I was never gluten-free while breastfeeding, so the kids most likely got some gluten.
Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children
Posted 31 August 2004 - 06:43 PM
Allergy tests came back five days ago. Milk and egg whites tested as an allergy. Her wheat was fine, but her Gliadin Ab (IgG) was 48- positive. We go back to the Dr. tomorrow, but he recommended trying no gluten- along with no dairy and egg white. I already see a change in her. She still has some bowel issues though through this diet change. Im just happy to finally be finding some answers.
My son is eight and allergic to peanut. I have my youngest daughter basically eating what her sister eats with whole grains included. Im sure my youngest is allergic to dairy. I was able to discover that at 12 weeks old. The colic stopped as soon as I cut out dairybut came back when I reintroduced it. I might also mention that we have eliminated all processed foods from the house a month ago. No preservatives. I found that I had to buy some ice pops with food colorings and high fructose corn syprup though. Poor girl- I cant completely wipe out everything fun in her diet.
Wife to Power Lineman, Chris.
Hollis (10.96) peanut allergy
Zobey (7.98) gluten intolerant & mild allergy to milk and egg whites
Zeda (6.02) dog allergy, hay fever, something else that I just cant figure out yet...?
Annakaya (1.05) milk sensitivity
Kaitlyn (8.06) milk allergy
Posted 01 September 2004 - 08:44 PM
He had a feeding tube put in his nose. And he didn't want to breast fed right away. I tried to get him to eat and he still wouldn't eat so they put a feeding tube in his stomach. The Doc isn't sure he has celiac diease. My son does have 10% celiac sprue in his blood. And does have fat in his bowel movement but the doc still says he might not have celiac diease. He weighs 21 pds now and is 21 months old. When he gains more weight the doc is going to do more tests on him to see what is going on. The reason why he has to gain weight is because the tests will cause him to lose weight. Has anyone been through this?
Oh, also when he was a baby. They said he was a colic baby. And he had the stomach flu all the time. According to the doctors ,anyway!!
Posted 10 October 2004 - 06:31 PM
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