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Trying my baby on wheat - what do I need to look out for?

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ratfly Thu 23-Aug-07 13:15:06

I would like to try ds on wheat. He is 7 months old, and is dairy free, and we are proceeding slowly because of potential allergies.
The dietician said to introduce it between 7 and 8 months, so I may as well do it now...

So what should I look out for if he is allergic to it? So far, his eczema is exacerbated by some food - banana (?!), dairy and possibly soy. Would gluten allergy manifest in the same way or should I look for other things too?

iwouldgoouttonight Thu 23-Aug-07 13:28:49

My mum and MIL have ceoliac disease so we were careful introducing gluten to DS too - you also need to look out for diarrhoea (don't know how to spell!) and being more sleepy than normal - generally being unwell. We just introduced it very gradually - only in one meal every few days.

tribpot Thu 23-Aug-07 13:44:00

My ds' (and indeed dh's) reaction to wheat is diarrhoea / wind / really horrible smelling poops. (Sorry for TMI).

Ds' reaction to oats is eczema, however. Dh can tolerate oats.

tatt Fri 24-Aug-07 07:13:45

diarrhoea or sleepiness. Failure to gain weight can be a sign too but some coeliac children do weigh a normal amount. If a problem does develop it may be intolerance rather than being coeliac so you may want to stop and try again later.

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