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    Default HELP pls - Possible Wheat or Gluten intolerance

    I'm really starting to think DS2 (nearly 8 months) has some type of food intolerance.

    Since starting solids we have had ongoing severe constipation.

    He is on Karicare goats formula with thickener & Losec for reflux.

    I'm doing the whole prune juice, pear juice, watermelon, brown sugar water extra fluids. Everything but it keeps happening.

    Where do I go from here? Which is the most likely issue? Wheat, gluten or could it be dairy or something else entirely?

    Should I see the GP or a nutritionist or just jump straight into an elimination diet? Are there any supplements he should be having?

    Thanks in advance, advice is much appreciated.

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    I would see your GP first, and ask for coeliac testing.

    It is highly likely it will come back negative at his age, but it is important to know if he has full blown coeliac disease, and if you remove gluten his tests will be negative (ie you may get a false negative).

    Then there are a few ways you can go about testing for intolerances. A dietician or nutritionist would be able to step you through it.

    OR you could remove the most common triggers (gluten, dairy, soy, additives) and see if things resolve. Assuming he is then symptom free - wait until things are stable, and then challenge each item to see if he reacts.

    I hope that is a bit helpful. We have been through this, and are now coming out the other side. It's daunting at first, but the improved health we are ALL experiencing makes it totally worth it!

    Also, sugar can be constipating for some people, so I would just stick to whole fruits until you get it all sorted out if it were me.

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    constipation can happen when you start solids. make sure you offer enough fluids. But i am subscribing cos we are going through the same thing wth DD1 who is 7. we have just started an elimination diet. boy its tough.

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    I am onto my second baby with CMSPI (cows milk and soy protein intolerance) which often goes hand-in-hand with reflux.
    Both my reflux babies have needed help with bowel movements once they started solids- first we try Lactulose and my DD was put on Osmolax because the Lactulose didn't help. At 2.5 she is still on Osmolax daily, without it she can go over a week without pooing. And she has a really good diet.
    Reflux can also be worse when constipated since the stomach isn't emptying. It may have always been an issue for your little one, but now solids are thrown in the mix it's a little more obvious.
    Talk to your Dr that prescribed the Losec about something for the constipation. It might not be the food causing it at all.

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    Great info - thank you ladies!

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    I never thought I'd be so excited to see poo! Yippee.

    Yay - hopefully we will have a better nights sleep than the last few days.


 

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