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Celiac vs. Teething

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Hello, I am a mother of a awesome 1 year old son. He has not really been acting himself the best 2 months or so. I have noticed his poop is changing to a ceramic look but has form to it..also has a little mucous look to it. (Sorry for the lovely description haha) anywho... he has been pooping 3 to 4 times daily. Very irritable...and cries way more than he used to. My question is I'm trying to figure out if he is teething or is it something more to it? He Sid have reflux when he was a little guy so we gave him baby reflux med. And that def. Helped him out with the reflux but we took him off of it about 4 or 5 months ago because he was doing great without it. We changed him from alimentum formula to fairlife ultrafiltered milk. (Whole milk) ...and we thought could it be the milk...so we have changed him to l actaid to see how that helps. He is 27 pounds..and has a belly. I've noticed a lot of the celiac websites say the patients are small but distended belly...but my son is not small like that. I'm not sure what to do....i took him to two doctors one said take him off the juice and see how his poop changes...the other says he's teething and the other said she couldn't do anything bc it's a urgent care and there is nothing urgent Nd I'd have to go to my primary pediatrician. So should I take him to my primary and ask for a celiac test? I'm not sure what to do. 

 

Thanks for your time and help!!?

Megan

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When babies are teething they tend to drool more and will usually kind of chew on their hands, a blankie etc as the pressure helps to ease the discomfort.  Often they will have stool changes, get a bit more fussy and out of sorts. It hurts when those teeth are shoving their way through the gums.  You might even be able to feel them if you run your fingers along his gums. The changes you are seeing could quite well be related to the teething.  To be on the safe side you may want to take him to the ped just to make sure nothing else is going on. 

Why do you suspect celiac? Does it run in your family? Are you celiac?  He does have to be eating gluten foods to have a positive reaction to the celiac panel. So if you are going to test for celiac make sure he is eating gluten daily.

I hope your little one is feeling better soon.

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