I have a 15 month old daughter who hasn't gained any weight since she was 11 months old. She's currently fallen off of the charts @ 17 lbs. 11oz. She's otherwise healthy I think: and a very clingy, but happy baby. She used to look healthy as well, but now, she has a swollen stomach and her arms and legs look remarkably thin. The skin on her bottom is even starting to become a bit saggy.
Other than the absence of weight gain [or failure to thrive as the doctors have so nicely put it ] she was fairly loose stools and they are always about the color of her skin tone, so very light. She also doesn't eat very much sometimes, and eats a good amount @ others.
They've put her on Pediasure for the next 6 weeks to see if it helps, but if it doesn't: they plan on doing blood work to check for Celiac and other potential culprits for her small size. The more I read about this condition though, the more I think I'm just going to request the tests now and find out.
I'm so worried about her now, and I feel so bad for getting frustrated @ her not eating and being so clingy all of the time. When all this while she was probably in pain.
I need some tips on a gluten free diet for a young toddler! How did you all handle having young children with this disease?