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I have a 7 month old baby who is breastfed and starting solids. She took fine to rice cereal and oatmeal cereal, but did not react well to the multi-grain cereal which contains wheat. She was very fussy, often screaming out of the blue and clenching up her body. She was gassy and got constipated. We stopped the cereal and she got better right away. I then tried a puffed cereal for a finger food last week which had wheat and the same reaction. It only took me that day to figure out the wheat was the problem.

I called her doctor and he said it may be nothing, but had us schedule an appointment with a pediatric gastroenterologist to talk to them about celiac disease. There is no known celiac in the family, although I have had health issues that have been on-going and have been suspected of having lupus, but not enough symptoms for a diagnosis. My grandmother had lupus.

My questions are these: Will they be able to do any testing at this age? Since I am breastfeeding and consuming gluten, would my breastmilk also be bothering her (it doesn't appear to be)? Should I get myself tested, or wait to see what the GI doctor thinks for her?

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I have a 7 month old baby who is breastfed and starting solids. She took fine to rice cereal and oatmeal cereal, but did not react well to the multi-grain cereal which contains wheat. She was very fussy, often screaming out of the blue and clenching up her body. She was gassy and got constipated. We stopped the cereal and she got better right away. I then tried a puffed cereal for a finger food last week which had wheat and the same reaction. It only took me that day to figure out the wheat was the problem.

I called her doctor and he said it may be nothing, but had us schedule an appointment with a pediatric gastroenterologist to talk to them about celiac disease. There is no known celiac in the family, although I have had health issues that have been on-going and have been suspected of having lupus, but not enough symptoms for a diagnosis. My grandmother had lupus.

My questions are these: Will they be able to do any testing at this age? Since I am breastfeeding and consuming gluten, would my breastmilk also be bothering her (it doesn't appear to be)? Should I get myself tested, or wait to see what the GI doctor thinks for her?

I have a 6.5 month old who has also just started solids. My husband (the dad) IS Celiac and the pediatrician has told us there are no tests available for children of this age (the blood test is not reliable at this age). I do not think they can do testing so young. The reaction is weird because the baby Oat cereal also contains gluten and there was not reaction to that... From what I have read your breast milk should not bother the child regardless of what you eat. Please let me know what the doc says though, I'd be very interested to know,

Thanks!

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I have a 7 month old baby who is breastfed and starting solids. She took fine to rice cereal and oatmeal cereal, but did not react well to the multi-grain cereal which contains wheat. She was very fussy, often screaming out of the blue and clenching up her body. She was gassy and got constipated. We stopped the cereal and she got better right away. I then tried a puffed cereal for a finger food last week which had wheat and the same reaction. It only took me that day to figure out the wheat was the problem.

I called her doctor and he said it may be nothing, but had us schedule an appointment with a pediatric gastroenterologist to talk to them about celiac disease. There is no known celiac in the family, although I have had health issues that have been on-going and have been suspected of having lupus, but not enough symptoms for a diagnosis. My grandmother had lupus.

My questions are these: Will they be able to do any testing at this age? Since I am breastfeeding and consuming gluten, would my breastmilk also be bothering her (it doesn't appear to be)? Should I get myself tested, or wait to see what the GI doctor thinks for her?

I have a 13 month old that possibly has celiac. He began showing reactions to oatmeal around 4 months old (he's had a big appetite so we started cereal early). He had severe vomitting after Gerber oatmeal and rice, the puffs and some baby food that contained wheat flour. Testing at this age is not very accurate. I'm not sure the percentage of accuracy but maybe talk with your doctor about that and see if it's worth trying a blood test. If you do a blood test for her just know that a negative result may not be totally accurate. Our gastroenterologist recommended avoiding wheat/gluten products since they make him so sick. You must be eating gluten for the test to have a chance to be accurate. I did a blood test myself for celiac but it came back negative. Our doc said that if I would test positive he would lean towards celiac for my son with his symptoms. There also is a genetic test. As for gluten in breastmilk....my doctor said there's conflicting info out there.

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I have a 6.5 month old who has also just started solids. My husband (the dad) IS Celiac and the pediatrician has told us there are no tests available for children of this age (the blood test is not reliable at this age). I do not think they can do testing so young. The reaction is weird because the baby Oat cereal also contains gluten and there was not reaction to that... From what I have read your breast milk should not bother the child regardless of what you eat. Please let me know what the doc says though, I'd be very interested to know,

Thanks!

This may not be true, but I've read that a lot of Celiac patients can tolerate oats. However, we started a new box of Earth's Best Oatmeal Cereal a couple of days ago and I noticed gas last night and fussiness today that is not soothed in any way. I haven't had any of the screaming in pain yet or clenching of the body, but I'm going to lay off the Oatmeal for a few days and then try it again to see what happens.

Thanks for the comments/advice!

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