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shorebird

Member Since 24 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active May 22 2015 07:17 AM
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Recovery Time For 15 Month Old

14 May 2015 - 07:01 PM

I posted this in another section but got no responses despite many views so I'm posting it here.

 

I suspect my 15 month old has Celiac like I do. After months of barely growing, falling off the chart in weight, sandy stools, frequent BM, and rectal bleeding, I decided to put him on a trial gluten free diet. I saw an improvement in his symptoms in just a few days and over time, he started putting on a little weight so I've kept him gluten free (he's been gluten-free for a few months now). The thing is, he's still small for his age. Everyone thinks he's only 8 or 9 months old and are even surprised he can walk. He weighs 19 pounds (6th percentile) and is 29 inches tall (2nd percentile). I'm even still breastfeeding him in hopes it will help his growth. I know children tend to recover more quickly than adults but how long can I reasonably expect him to "catch up" in growth after going gluten free?

 

 

 

*note: yes I do plan on speaking with his pediatrician about this at his appointment in a couple of weeks. I just wanted to hear what others with experience thought about it.  :)


How Long For Recovery In Toddler?

14 May 2015 - 09:17 AM

I suspect my 15 month old has Celiac like I do. After months of barely growing, falling off the chart in weight, sandy stools, frequent BM, and rectal bleeding, I decided to put him on a trial gluten free diet. I saw an improvement in his symptoms in just a few days and over time, he started putting on a little weight so I've kept him gluten free (he's been gluten-free for a few months now). The thing is, he's still small for his age. Everyone thinks he's only 8 or 9 months old and are even surprised he can walk. He weighs 19 pounds (6th percentile) and is 29 inches tall (2nd percentile). I'm even still breastfeeding him in hopes it will help his growth. I know children tend to recover more quickly than adults but how long can I reasonably expect him to "catch up" in growth after going gluten free?

 

 

 

*note: yes I do plan on speaking with his pediatrician about this at his appointment in a couple of weeks. I just wanted to hear what others with experience thought about it. :)


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