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DD is 7 months old and ever since we have started solids (at 4.5 months) she has been having symptoms but only after eating baby cereal. Fruits, veggies and now meat is totally working for her.

about 2-3 hours after having cereal she gets gassy, bloated (but not tremedously) and cries alot. Sometimes, we are able to feed her some for 2-3 days before she starts reacting to it. then the gas and cries come back.

she had the blood test done just last week but we don't have the results yet.

the thing is.....she is having absolutely no weight gain issues...she's even kinda chubby...she has no vomiting or nothing wrong with her stools.....

can this really be celiac?

of course, we stopped giving her the cereal (with occasional testing to see if she would tolerate it) so I'm guessing the blood test will be negative even if she is celiac

what do you think of all this?

by the way, sorry for my not so perfect english...I'm a french speaking canadian mama...

thanks for your input and help!!!

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Are you breastfeeding? If so k this will help protect her gut and might slow any reactions to it, so they dont' happen everytime. It is also not uncommon for food sensitivities formt eh first year to be outgrown, so avoidign the cereal might be temperary rather tahn forever. My older daughter, now 9, who can eat anything but dairy, couldnt' tolerate anything but rice, bananas and sweet potatos until she was over a year, she got horrible eczema. Now she only gets it from dairy products.

That said my younger daughter reacted to many things in her first year, we kept her gluten free until she turned 2, and now at 3 1/2 had to take her off gluten again because of growth issues, her tests are still negative, but she is responding well. So, ti could be something. Did the baby respond to anything in your diet?My younger daughter reacted to glutne in my diet from the beginning, much more dramatic from my older daughter. However, I have heard many cases of mild food sensitivies being outgrown from the first year. It is smart to avoid the offending food for at least a month or more.

Good Luck,

Patty

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Are you breastfeeding? If so k this will help protect her gut and might slow any reactions to it, so they dont' happen everytime. It is also not uncommon for food sensitivities formt eh first year to be outgrown, so avoidign the cereal might be temperary rather tahn forever. My older daughter, now 9, who can eat anything but dairy, couldnt' tolerate anything but rice, bananas and sweet potatos until she was over a year, she got horrible eczema. Now she only gets it from dairy products.

That said my younger daughter reacted to many things in her first year, we kept her gluten free until she turned 2, and now at 3 1/2 had to take her off gluten again because of growth issues, her tests are still negative, but she is responding well. So, ti could be something. Did the baby respond to anything in your diet?My younger daughter reacted to glutne in my diet from the beginning, much more dramatic from my older daughter. However, I have heard many cases of mild food sensitivies being outgrown from the first year. It is smart to avoid the offending food for at least a month or more.

Good Luck,

Patty

I do not breastfeed anymore. I bf'd for 2 months only...dd never had any problems while on formula. she also tolerate everything but grains. Any kind, any brand of baby cereal causes her symptoms.

I've been reading alot on this forum and the more I think of it, the more I'm sure DH, one of my 3 sons, and DH's mother might have celiac.

ds has bad eczema as well as a very irritable and explosive humor. DH is only 33 and in good shape but has had terrible joint pains for years. he also has bad eczema. could a gluten free diet be the awnser....I'm very tempted to give it a try...but gluten-free diets can be a headache for a family of 6

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I do not breastfeed anymore. I bf'd for 2 months only...dd never had any problems while on formula. she also tolerate everything but grains. Any kind, any brand of baby cereal causes her symptoms.

I've been reading alot on this forum and the more I think of it, the more I'm sure DH, one of my 3 sons, and DH's mother might have celiac.

ds has bad eczema as well as a very irritable and explosive humor. DH is only 33 and in good shape but has had terrible joint pains for years. he also has bad eczema. could a gluten free diet be the awnser....I'm very tempted to give it a try...but gluten-free diets can be a headache for a family of 6

It does sound as if in the very least, you have several gluten-sensitive members in the family. I would definitely follow up with the diet.

As for gluten-free being hard for a large family...yes and no. You may be surprised at how many meals are naturally gluten-free and also at how many are easily converted to be gluten-free. The best thing to do is to sit down and make a list of things which the whole family can eat. Begin building a trial menu for 2-3 weeks on paper. Collect your ingredients and run with it from there.

I can't remember if The Gluten-free Pantry's stuff is available in Quebec (is that where you're from?). But they have a very good pie crust mix which is perfect for tortierre. And if you can purchase gluten-free oats, you'll also be able to make your own cretons gluten-free. Those are two of my personal Canadian favorites! Unfortunately, I haven't run across any gluten-free snack that comes close to things like Jos Louis, 1/2 lunes or milles feuilles. But things like poutine should be easy to put together in a gluten-free version while maintaining familiarity.


Vicky

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