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julie5914

Member Since 24 Feb 2005
Offline Last Active Nov 29 2009 10:01 AM
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In Topic: Neg Genetic Test But Reacting?

29 November 2009 - 04:36 AM

Huh? Introducing gluten can make what better? I'm confused...where did you read this? I'm curious because I just read yesterday that if a baby has a celiac gene and you withhold gluten for the first 6 months, you decrease the chances of the baby developing celiac by five times. There is just too much confusing information out there! I never know what to believe! Agh!

I'd love to know for sure because we'd like to have another baby in the next few years and I'm not sure how to go about this whole gluten thing with a new baby.


Right, you should definitely withhold it for the first 6 months. The study I read said to introduce it at 6 months while still breastfeeding - that this is better than withholding it longer. Important to note that this is in the case of preventing sensitivity and allergy. If baby has the celiac gene, it doesn't matter; there is no preventing that.