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Introducing Gluten To 4 Month Baby

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My baby boy is 3 months old, he has a heart condition and just had open heart surgery, so I'm a little skeptic about trying new things with him. Now his Pediatrician knows that I have Celiac but she has told me I should introduce gluten at 4 months. My idea before he was born was to not introduce him until he could tell me how he feels. What do you all think? I would just hate to put my baby through more suffering but I also know that if gluten is introduced late there's more Chances of developing intolerance.

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The research on introducing gluten to celiac-susceptible kids early is in its infancy and NOT conclusive yet. (Even the researchers say this!) I would personally wait, certainly not having it be one of the first solids. They don't need solids at 4 months, and their digestive tracts are not really ready for it any way. Not to mention that I certainly wouldn't start solids with grains, but that 's me. ;)

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You make a great point about grains. My mother in law has been pushing me to put rice cereal on his bottle to sleep longer at night, but I won't do it, I refuse to add a choke hazard not to mention I knew what I was getting into when I decided to have a baby. He sleeps well anyway. If I do start him.at 4months it will be on vegetables/fruit. (Mashed of course) but I have not decided yet, probably will wait until 6 months, I will leave it up to my baby when he seems ready.

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Eh, we did baby led weaning - you don't have to mash/puree first foods as long as you pick appropriate ones and make sure that BABY feeds him/herself, not you. http://www.babyledweaning.com/ DD's first food (after sucking on daddy's apple whenever he ate one) was sweet potato wedge fries.

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