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Infant Reaction To Breastmilk

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Hi,

I'm a new member and have been reading some of the posts regarding infants reacting to gluten in breastmilk. I'm suspicious that my son (12 weeks) is having this problem. I have been gluten free for a month and am doing extinction/challenge. I am wondering for those of you that have experienced this, how long did it take for your little one to react after you ate gluten? I added wheat back to my diet the day before yesterday. He had a rougher night than usual last night, but it had been two full days where he seemed to be feeling well, so I thought we were in the clear, but now I'm not sure since I didn't eat anything else different from my normal diet in the last two days. Any comments on timing for others?

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Hi, my daughter (4 months) doesn't have a problem with wheat but she does to dairy so maybe this will help. She'll react within hours. And she'll keep reacting for about a week from one exposure. There's different phases to it but I think I have it down now.

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When I was nursing my oldest son (mr. allergy, lol), it could take as little as 4 hours - and up to 12. It depends on how your body metabolizes the food. The doctor said no way it could be that fast, but sure enough, I'd accidentally consume some dairy, realize it, and 4 hours later I'd have a screaming, itchy, vomiting baby. And he'd be miserable for up to 2 weeks til it got out of my system.

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My son is allergic to eggs and nuts. He was diagnose at 5 months and is now 9 months. He had a constant rash and ezcema and would spit up constantly until we figured it out. The reaction seemed to be pretty quick but after a few weeks of trying to take various things out of my diet we decided to get him tested since food allergies run in my husband's family. I'm already gluten free so we knew it wasn't that. Within two days of me taking eggs and nuts out of my diet, his skin cleared up and he stopped spitting up so much. So, I'm probably not much help, but I wanted to chime in that my son reacted to the allergens in my milk pretty quickly and also responded very quickly when I took those foods out of my diet. I would think everyone is different though. Would it be possible to test for food allergies to rule that out even if you can't test for celiac at this point? Good luck!

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I had a thought...

Have you been keeping a strict food notebook? Everything and everything you consume, write it down. Even if its a Tic Tac, write it down. Then write his symptoms down for the day too, and see if you can see any correlation betwen foods eaten and the symptoms.

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my dd takes a day or so to react to dairy in the form of eczema, I don't remember exactly how fast as it was as an infant, but I think some reactions took hours, and some took days. I remember being told to watch for at least 2 days before I considered something clear.

As an infant, she reacted if I ate gluten, dairy, corn, soy, and nuts--now it's just dairy and gluten, so it got easir.

Patty

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