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My 6 1/2 yr old daughter was diagnosed with celiac about 7 months ago. Our dr is amazed that her #'s are now absolutely normal with a strict gluten free diet. She was/is feeling great.

Problem is about a week and a half ago she started have only what I can call loose stool. It's only in the morning during breakfast (which is when her normal time to go is). I've been giving her the same cereal (gluten free chex) for over 6 months now, so I don't think she's getting contaminated. I really don't know whats causing it. Can I be giving her too much fiber? She has a salad with dinner, plus a vegetable (usually brocolli, corn or asparagus), she has applesauce in the morning with breakfast and a fruit at school snack (berries, plums, etc..). I make her lunch/snack at home and she is really careful about contamination at school.

The dr didn't want to test her for lactose intolerance at the last visit as she wasn't showing any symptoms. But is it possible that it can all the sudden develop? She has dairy products (yogurt, cheese stix, ice cream) throughout the day with no problems, so I don't think its that.

I'm at a loss at what to do. I really don't want to take her to the dr as I don't think they can do anything but run tests or elimination diet. Also, its not like a major issue thats affecting her life. Its literally 3 minutes of a tummy ache, then loose stool and thats it.

Any ideas for causes or suggestions???

Thanks.

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I had the same problem with my daughter. I personally put her on a elimination diet. I also put her on probiotics and that seemed to work great. She has always had soft and runny stool, the gluten free diet only made it a little bit better and now we are realizing that all along there was something else causing inflamation but we are not sure yet what it is all alergy tests came up negative. Hence the elimination diet. Also one thing I recently learned is to give her a lactaid pill before consuming dairy just to help with digestion. It can't hurt anyways.

It is very common after going gluten free for that person to end up with other food intollerances.

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My 6 1/2 yr old daughter was diagnosed with celiac about 7 months ago. Our dr is amazed that her #'s are now absolutely normal with a strict gluten free diet. She was/is feeling great.

Problem is about a week and a half ago she started have only what I can call loose stool. It's only in the morning during breakfast (which is when her normal time to go is). I've been giving her the same cereal (gluten free chex) for over 6 months now, so I don't think she's getting contaminated. I really don't know whats causing it. Can I be giving her too much fiber? She has a salad with dinner, plus a vegetable (usually brocolli, corn or asparagus), she has applesauce in the morning with breakfast and a fruit at school snack (berries, plums, etc..). I make her lunch/snack at home and she is really careful about contamination at school.

The dr didn't want to test her for lactose intolerance at the last visit as she wasn't showing any symptoms. But is it possible that it can all the sudden develop? She has dairy products (yogurt, cheese stix, ice cream) throughout the day with no problems, so I don't think its that.

I'm at a loss at what to do. I really don't want to take her to the dr as I don't think they can do anything but run tests or elimination diet. Also, its not like a major issue thats affecting her life. Its literally 3 minutes of a tummy ache, then loose stool and thats it.

Any ideas for causes or suggestions???

Thanks.

In the New England area, we've been seeing a tummy bug going around and it lasted over a week for diarreah. Could be something like that..maybe give it a couple of days and if it continues, you know it is not any kind of flu bug but a dietary issue. I hope it works out for you. BTW: I also had the stomach thing, my celiac daughter did as well, and neither of us had any other symptoms.

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