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Two Year Old Positive Blood Test

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My son (4 years) was diagnosed with celiacs nearly three weeks ago (positive blood and endoscopy). And we just got the news that my 2 year old's bloodwork is positive. On one hand, it'll sure help with cross-contamination in the kitchen but at the expense of him having this disease? -sigh-

I guess gluten-free for my littlest one for quite awhile (nearly 5 months old and still exclusively breastfeeding). Anyone in same boat? When did you eventually introduce gluten? At some point she'll have to.

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At least you are finding out early, he can heal quickly and avoid any long term damage.

I have one dd who is positive, but my other three children are also gluten intolerant. My yougest had reflux at birth, and I had to cut out gluten and dairy while breastfeeding. I kept her off gluten, b/c I wanted her most important developmental years to be disease free. My oldest daughter, who was really sick before diagnosed at age 3, still has some lingering language/processing issues, and took a long time to heal.

My youngest is 3 years old now, she has had a bit of gluten at grandma's, or a couple of times when we were out....and she never does well with it. She gets extremely irritable, throws tantrums, dark circles under her eyes, constipation, pale stools, etc. I have resigned myself to the fact that all of my kids need to be gluten free for life, period. I can't live through a gluten challenge with them...they wouldn't last more than a few days, and I would be going batty from all the meltdowns!

That's our story...everyone is different, and it is such a personal decision to make. It might be worth keeping your youngest off gluten for the first 2-3 years, since they are such crucial developmental years. Hope that helps some!

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At least you are finding out early, he can heal quickly and avoid any long term damage.

That's our story...everyone is different, and it is such a personal decision to make. It might be worth keeping your youngest off gluten for the first 2-3 years, since they are such crucial developmental years. Hope that helps some!

Yes, I am glad we are finding out early. It's kind of funny though. I was doing pretty well with everything but after I got the call last night I felt down so I guess somewhere deep down I'm not done grieving. It'll pass, I know.

And yes, that's exactly why I've decided to keep my daughter gluten free for a few years. Not to risk her development. Because now I have passing thoughts of what if with my boys and wonder if it messed anything up. Plus, then she'll be old enough that if it causes something physical that I can't see, she'll be able to tell me.

Thanks for your input!

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