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A Poo Question

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I have a 4 year old with celiac and a 1yr old that is not tested but is gluten free. The baby is not growing the way he should and keeps going up and down on the growth chart. He has had gluten (oops at school) but only a couple of times a few months ago.

My question is what else would make his poo look like the food isn't being digested. I remember my older sons diapers looking undigested before he went gluten free. Sometimes you can see whole pieces of food in the diaper. Is that normal? He is a very fussy baby and I feel like I am missing something. I dont really know what a normal baby diaper should look like since my first child's diapers were never normal.

Any suggestions?

Sorry for the gross thread!! ;)

Stephanie

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i think a certain amount of that is normal, some things just dont digest completely... maybe!? than again im in the same situation. 3 yr old with celiac, 9 month old that's normal... so far... i think... what's normal?!?!?! lol i dunno i think i would ask the pediatrician, or maybe someone else on here can be more helpful! good luck!

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my ds has the same thing (2.5 yo). Gross, acidic smelling, undigested, green poop! (hey I am jumping on the gross bandwagon! ) :lol: This comes and goes. I have been trying to watch if it comes when he has gluten. We have a GI appt Nov 16th. Long time to wait but maybe a rerun on blood tests will give us more answers! Good luck, I will be watching for answers!

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i think a certain amount of that is normal, some things just dont digest completely... maybe!? than again im in the same situation. 3 yr old with celiac, 9 month old that's normal... so far... i think... what's normal?!?!?! lol i dunno i think i would ask the pediatrician, or maybe someone else on here can be more helpful! good luck!

Are you giving the baby gluten yet? Our pediatrician said wait till 1 year and now 1 year is here and I am scared to make him sick. But I want to know. So the dr said to wait till 18mths if I wanted to. But now I am reading that waiting too long can cause problems too. :blink: This is all very difficult!!

Stephanie

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Are you giving the baby gluten yet? Our pediatrician said wait till 1 year and now 1 year is here and I am scared to make him sick. But I want to know. So the dr said to wait till 18mths if I wanted to. But now I am reading that waiting too long can cause problems too. :blink: This is all very difficult!!

Stephanie

I actually cant even get this one to eat any baby food at all!!! He is still exclusively breastfed. My GI dr. said the same thing as your pediatrician... introduce gluten at 12 months, and we will blood test him at 18 months. I've read that about waiting too long causing problems too... who knows. i guess we'll learn in 50 years that everything we did is wrong :)

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I have to get in on this poop discussion. My oldest son is now 2 1/2 and poops at least 3-4 times each day. Always mushy and foul smelling. He has never had any other symptoms, but the potty training thing is really becoming impossible. My youngest 11 months is the one I am suspecting celiac in and we have been gluten free for three days....to my knowledge anyway! He also poops 3-4 times a day, always runny and discusting smelling. He has all sorts of other issues too that make me suspect. Anyway, I am now scratching my head about my oldest...No other symptoms, just frequent rotten poops? Anyone else have any thoughts? I will most likely go gluten free for him too just to see....have not done the Enterolab yet for either, but strongly considering. My oldest is the pickiest of picky eaters. So far he hates the waffles, the pancakes (gluten-free ones that I bought for my little one) so I don't think it will be easy for him. So anyone know of celiacs with no distressing symptoms other than frequent, nasty smelling poop?

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I have to get in on this poop discussion. My oldest son is now 2 1/2 and poops at least 3-4 times each day. Always mushy and foul smelling. He has never had any other symptoms, but the potty training thing is really becoming impossible. My youngest 11 months is the one I am suspecting celiac in and we have been gluten free for three days....to my knowledge anyway! He also poops 3-4 times a day, always runny and discusting smelling. He has all sorts of other issues too that make me suspect. Anyway, I am now scratching my head about my oldest...No other symptoms, just frequent rotten poops? Anyone else have any thoughts? I will most likely go gluten free for him too just to see....have not done the Enterolab yet for either, but strongly considering. My oldest is the pickiest of picky eaters. So far he hates the waffles, the pancakes (gluten-free ones that I bought for my little one) so I don't think it will be easy for him. So anyone know of celiacs with no distressing symptoms other than frequent, nasty smelling poop?

That was my oldest. At 18 months he was severe failure to thrive. He had gross poops a few times a day. But he also looked sick.... he had very skinny arms and big belly and had started refusing food. Maybe there is some other food that isnt agreeing with your oldest. I don't know,,,, I have been doing this for 2 years and still sometimes feel like I know nothing! lol

Stephanie

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Hi, just wondering if you had any suggestions for dealing with your childs peanut allergy. My son (2.5) also has peanut, milk and egg allergy. The peanut allergy is sooo worrisome to me. He also has celiac. We found out he was allergic to peanuts after I ate pb on toast and kissed him= hives and swollen eyes/he was then blood tested for this allergy. I could easily turn into a hermit if it were not for my other kids who actually need to go out in the world. We got invited to a halloween party/outdoor bonfire type and I would love to go, but would that be endagering my son's life?! Not that he would be able to eat any food/I always have his with me/just the thought of some other child eating a pb cookie and my son touching whatever and then his mouth!!! I drive myself crazy with these thoughts, but I know I can not keep him in a bubble. I'm really beginning to hate food.

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Oh man I hate to even remember the gluten poops my son used to have. It got to the point where he couldn't even control his bowel movements at 16 months of age. He would have explosive diarrhea and it was bright yellow curdled looking and so foul! It was horrible and smelly. It smelled like rotten eggs and I guess that's typical with gluten poos. What it is, it the malabsorbtion of fats and nutrients in the food and it's passing right through the individual.

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Hi, just wondering if you had any suggestions for dealing with your childs peanut allergy. My son (2.5) also has peanut, milk and egg allergy. The peanut allergy is sooo worrisome to me. He also has celiac. We found out he was allergic to peanuts after I ate pb on toast and kissed him= hives and swollen eyes/he was then blood tested for this allergy. I could easily turn into a hermit if it were not for my other kids who actually need to go out in the world. We got invited to a halloween party/outdoor bonfire type and I would love to go, but would that be endagering my son's life?! Not that he would be able to eat any food/I always have his with me/just the thought of some other child eating a pb cookie and my son touching whatever and then his mouth!!! I drive myself crazy with these thoughts, but I know I can not keep him in a bubble. I'm really beginning to hate food.

I really feel for you!!! Sincerely! I have enough trouble with gluten but if I had to deal with peanut allergy I would freak :o Do you keep an epi pen with you or with him? I would have one stored everywhere!!! I actually gave my 13mth old his first peanut butter today and watched him like a hawk. Food is driving me crazy too.

www.Lame Advertisement/kylepnut That is a link to a guy who does allergy songs for kids. Very cute.

Good Luck!

Stephanie

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