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Christine E

Member Since 20 Mar 2007
Offline Last Active May 10 2011 10:03 AM
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In Topic: How Young Was Your Child Diagnosed?

10 May 2011 - 09:48 AM

My son was diagnosed at age one. He had digestive problems since birth. Gas, cramping, constipation, spitting up. We went through formulas up through Neocate, reflux medicines. By one year old he was eating rice cereal and baby food pears and losing weight. He was diagnosed by positive gene test, and an endoscopy that showed slight changes in the lining. I figure he had an immature digestive system and the failure to heal or mature triggered celiac to develop. So it may be impossible for an infant to be diagnosed, but my son certainly had digestive problems his whole first year. He is now seven and healthy, though small, following his gluten free diet. :rolleyes:

In Topic: What's The Deal With Post's Fruity Pebbles Cereal?

15 November 2010 - 10:20 AM

My son hasn't had any problems with Pebbles cereals, but FYI the new Marshmallow Pebbles has gluten in it. Also, keep in mind the top 8 allergens do not include barley, rye, or oats. Watch for behavioral changes in your kids too. Melt downs, long tantrums, excessive whining seem to be symptoms of glutening in my child.

In Topic: Non Gluten Intolerant Kids Won't Eat Bread?

15 November 2010 - 10:12 AM

Oh, and neither of my kids will eat peanut butter or drink shakes, smooties.

In Topic: Non Gluten Intolerant Kids Won't Eat Bread?

15 November 2010 - 10:10 AM

My 6 year old son was diagnosed Celiac at 13 months. He is about the size of your 6 year old now, small. He also will not drink milk. I always assumed he was sensitive and knew to avoid it. He drinks OJ with Calcium added, and doesn't have a problem with cheese, pudding, ice cream or yogurt. His nutritionist suggested adding a tablespoon of olive oil to his food, which adds 100 calories, and good fats (good for brain development).

Also, my 10 year old who is not gluten-free is extremely picky. He eats fewer food items than the gluten-free child, who is limited in diet! He is sensitive to textures of food, even prefering certain brands (of hot dogs, cheese sticks), and will refuse to eat if he doesn't like the smell, look, or feel of a food. People without picky children tend to think this is a parenting issue, but the child gagged when he licked pineapple! And my husband is just about as picky, so I guess I know where it comes from. Good luck

In Topic: Non Gluten Intolerant Kids Won't Eat Bread?

15 November 2010 - 10:04 AM

My youngest (12 months) is gluten intolerant. She isn't diagnosed, but she projectile vomits when I give her bread and she gets really cranky and cries all the time if there is alot of gluten in her diet, plus she gets really bad constipation and foul smelling stool that is very strange colors. Anyway I have been trying to keep gluten from her diet as suggested by an allergist and have transitioned the house to gluten free because I kept contaminating her food in our very small kitchen. I do have some regular bread that I use to make my husbands lunch and my 6 yr old daughters lunch for school. Every day this past week she has had a different sandwich and she hasn't eaten more than a tiny bite of a couple of them and thats it. My 3 yr old also will not eat bread anymore. Bread is just about the only gluten thing in the house at the moment. Is this just a coincience or are they having problems with bread? They also wont' drink milk anymore. I bought some goat milk to see if they liked that better and they love it so I don't know whats going on. They were complaining their stomaches hurt and it seemed that was after they had cow milk. My 3 yr old drank 4 cups of goat milk in a day and didn't complain the whole day except after pounding the last glass. She is so tiny I am always trying to fatten her up! My kids are weird I guess. If it helps, the older two are small for their ages. My 3 yr old is 35 inches tall and 22 lbs, she has not gained any weight since her 2 yr check. My 6 yr old is 47 inches tall and is 43 lbs. I cook with almond milk becuase it seems my youngest has problems with milk in her diet on top of gluten. She won't drink the goat milk though. Since I am on the topic. Since she has trouble with milk should I eliminate all cheese, cream cheese, butter, yogurt and sour cream from her diet too? She has been eating small amounts of sharp cheddar and it doesn't seem to bother her, but other cheeses do.