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Spongebob Wed 01-Jun-05 09:58:08

I was just reading up on the internet about this condition, what symptoms were etc..."faliure to absorb food properly, bulky stools etc" My DS is 10 months, his poos are HUGE. and food seems to go through him whole, he had tinned tomatoes, peppers and rice yesterday and his poo looked just the same as before he ate it! Does this sound normal?

swiperfox Wed 01-Jun-05 10:02:04

Hiya - my mum has just been diagnosed with coeliacs. It is much more commonly diagnosed laterin life but it is possible for little ones to have it. I'd mention it to your doctor as if a coeliac continues to eat wheat and gluten, it basically kills the villi (little fingers) in your intestines so that instead of the food getting broken down it just slides straight through. If my mum eats anything 'normal' she gets stomach cramps, sickness and diahorrea - I'm not sure if it's just a case of food coming out as it went in.

If there's anything you want to know just give me a shout - but would def take him to put your mind at rest

Spongebob Wed 01-Jun-05 10:07:35

Thanks, I think I will take him to the docs.

Spongebob Wed 01-Jun-05 20:44:51

Just out of interest.....does anyone elses baby (10 months or thereabout) do huge poos, usually 2 a day, that seem like un-digested food, and stink?

jessicasmummy Wed 01-Jun-05 20:45:58

spongebob - my dd is 10 months and all hers are runny - sorry, not a help i know. I would get him checked xxx

zippy539 Wed 01-Jun-05 21:03:46

Spongebob - a friends dd was diagnosed as coeliac when she was wee (about 2 I think) - but she had a lot of other symptoms - non stop crying, failure to thrive etc. If you are worried I would def go to the docs, though dd (2) does about three huge poos a day, and one of them today consisted of HUGE undigested raisins - I've also seen tomato skins, blue berries etc in her nappie - tbh I think it depends on what they have eaten.

swiperfox Fri 03-Jun-05 09:34:14

Hiya - I spoke to mu Mum about it last night and she said that the children who are coeliacs that she knows of at work are very pale, very skinny, cry a lot, lethargic etc because they aren't digesting the nutrients from theor food properly. She also said that generally the stools are very pale in colour and soft - not quite diahorrea. She said that with coeliacs the food gets digested in the stomach - the problem is with the intestines so it generally doesn't come out 'whole'. Hopefully sounds like that counts out coeliacs but would still ask the doc Hope that helps a little

gingernut Fri 03-Jun-05 10:09:19

check out the symptoms listed here . IME you often see undigested food in the poo of a normal baby. At that sort of age my ds1 did 3-5 poos a day, some quite large, so quite a lot too. They are all different though. If you are still concerned have a word with your HV.

Spongebob Sat 04-Jun-05 12:45:49

Thanks everyone.

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