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Anyone's Child Have Sandy Or Grainy Stools?

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I am just wondering if any one else has experienced this. We had this come up with Ella before she went gluten-free and now it's happening with my son. We are going to have him tested soon and decided to keep him on gluten for now. He has suffered from reflux as well as diarrhea in the past as well as refusal to eat. However, as soon as I stopped nursing him he has started to eat huge portions and seems to not feel full, similar to what Ella did before going gluten-free. He also now has sandy stools.

In addition to all of that, since we started him on whole milk, he has had terrible diaper rash and even a welt on his little bottom. We took him off of the whole milk and he's drinking soy without a problem. Could that be a milk allergy even though his face didn't break out?

Thanks for any imput. I'm just wondering if this particular thing (sandy stool) is even gluten related or if it's just my wierd kids! :D

Thanks,

Shannon

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I am just wondering if any one else has experienced this. We had this come up with Ella before she went gluten-free and now it's happening with my son. We are going to have him tested soon and decided to keep him on gluten for now. He has suffered from reflux as well as diarrhea in the past as well as refusal to eat. However, as soon as I stopped nursing him he has started to eat huge portions and seems to not feel full, similar to what Ella did before going gluten-free. He also now has sandy stools.

In addition to all of that, since we started him on whole milk, he has had terrible diaper rash and even a welt on his little bottom. We took him off of the whole milk and he's drinking soy without a problem. Could that be a milk allergy even though his face didn't break out?

Thanks for any imput. I'm just wondering if this particular thing (sandy stool) is even gluten related or if it's just my wierd kids! :D

Thanks,

Shannon

Hi, my little boy has never had the "sandy" stools but he goes from being totally constipated for a few days to explosive diarrhea the next. With him, you never really know what you're going to get. The only thing that's really consistent is that they smell horrible. :blink: He's only been gluten free for about a week and a half but we're already noticing a change in frequency. So far so good. Good luck with the soy milk, Dylan didn't care for it much. I know nothing about allergies to it. Sorry! You're lucky that you have so much experience with having your daughter go through this. We're the newest of newbies and I feel a little bit overwhelmed sometimes.

Good luck,

Amy

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Hi my son has been gluten-free since Feb 05 and he is 2 now. My son had severe diahrea with the sandy grainy looking stools. My son also could not tollerate whole milk. After going gluten-free my son stools stopped looking like that and after about 6 mo he could start drinking whole milk. My son could always drink 2% milk with limited amouts not 10 glasses a day. He could have may be 2 glasses at first and then slowly I increased it to more and now he has no restrains on milk consumptions. He had the big blisters on him bottom. The only time his stools go grain is if he gets a hold of glutten. I would say go glutten free clear up his bottom and diahrea and then may be try 2% milk and then latter try the whole milk. Good luck as you know from you daughter, life gets better.

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I am still learning about this gluten stuff, but I can speak from experience with dairy and soy....

Mason is allergic to both. According to my ped GI, there is a 25-30% of children who are dairy protien sensitive that WILL cross react to soy. With mason, his reaction to the soy milk is worse than with milk ( or so it seems, since he doesn't get dairy at all any more, and has only had small quantities when someone else didn't follow the rules ). His reactions focus mostly on GI stuff, putrid watery, explosive stools. So, it could be from soy milk, too, if he is sensitive to dairy....

We use rice milk, and Mason loves it. it is thinner in texture than soy milk, but is really good, IME.. maybe try that too....

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That's exactly what whole milk does to Ben....his bottom gets blistery red and painful. I went ahead and had him tested for celiac about three weeks ago, since my parents had been feeding him gluten anyway (so much for my gluten free plan eh?). I haven't heard back yet, I'm assuming they were negative, but I'll check soon.

Anyway, he was drinking soy milk like it was going out of style. Soy didn't make him have blisters on his bottom anymore, but his stools were still not normal. Not diarrhea, but bulky, and yep...grainy like you described, always with bits of food too. I swear, where else can I go into details about my child's poo like I can on here, huh??? Lol. Lately he's been on an orange juice kick (calcium fortified, so what the heck right?) and hasn't wanted his soy milk anymore. Well, guess what he had today??? A normal BM!!!!!!! I know you can understand my excitement over this....I have been trying to clear up his poor little beat red bottom forever. So, I guess like the other poster said....soy must have been a problem too. Now if only I could be so sure about gluten being a problem or not, I'd feel even better! If it were just milk and soy, that would be much easier. But, now I'm wondering if his dairy intolerance is b/c of celiac, or is it just an allergy? If I make him gluten free, would he tolerate milk again? Ugh, so many questions! I drive myself batty wondering what to do.

Hope you find more answers for your little boy, sorry to hijack your post with my own ramblings!

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thank you all so much for your help! I really don't know what's going on with little Jack! He is doing much better with the soy as far as the diaper rash goes, but he still has really grainy stools. I guess that could be from the soy too. It's such a guessing game, isn't it?

It is nice to know that we're not alone and others have experienced this also. Tamara, you are right...no one but people on here will understand how you can get so excited about a normal BM!!!

At least someone understands! <_<

Thanks again,

Shannon

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My daughter has grainy stools sometimes too, but not all the time. I haven't had her tested for anything yet, but I'm pretty sure it's gluten or food intolerance related. Sometimes there are little tiny bits of undigested food on her bottom and it takes forever to get all the little pieces off because they don't want to stick to the wipe.

Nancy

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I am just wondering if any one else has experienced this. We had this come up with Ella before she went gluten-free and now it's happening with my son. We are going to have him tested soon and decided to keep him on gluten for now. He has suffered from reflux as well as diarrhea in the past as well as refusal to eat. However, as soon as I stopped nursing him he has started to eat huge portions and seems to not feel full, similar to what Ella did before going gluten-free. He also now has sandy stools.

In addition to all of that, since we started him on whole milk, he has had terrible diaper rash and even a welt on his little bottom. We took him off of the whole milk and he's drinking soy without a problem. Could that be a milk allergy even though his face didn't break out?

Thanks for any imput. I'm just wondering if this particular thing (sandy stool) is even gluten related or if it's just my wierd kids! :D

Thanks,

Shannon

Brigid has had the grainy stools in combination with the open bleeding rash. I really don't know for sure if it's connected with the gluten or not. She has never seemed to have a milk problem, but we primarily drink fresh goat's milk. (from our own goats) She also had the same reaction with amaranth, except wityhout the open sores. Cross contamination, perhaps? Or maybe a seperate sensitivity issue? Also, it seems that this rash takes longer to heal than a regular diaper rash. I feel like I should take out stock in the Desatin company! But as long as we stick to the diet, she is rash and sore free, and she has normal BM's.

Karen

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