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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. Celiac/lactose - Breastfeed Vs. Bottle

    I was undiagnosed Celiac while pregnant and had an awful time. My husband started making me smoothies with extra silky tofu, fruit & calcium OJ, that got me through it!! I also received help from a homeopathic doctor/nurse/midwife long distance~ a friend of a friend kind of thing. She had me eating rice noodles with broth & ginger to settle my stomach. In the end I gained only 7 pounds and had a low birth weight baby. That was almost 21 years ago ! He was difficult to breastfeed, but I perused and I do not regret it at all. He is a healthy college man now (I can't believe I just called my baby, a man ) He is a little slower on physical growth, but doing very well otherwise!! My other pregnancies were better because I learned how to eat and demand better care for myself. You may want to call around and look for a doctor who has experience with celiacs. I wish I knew then, what I know now. Lots of luck & happiness to you!!