baby with gluten intolerance
My 11 month old has had a bad time of it since 4 months. When we started introducing baby cereals (which contain gluten!) and weetabix at 5 months his sleeping, moods etc got a lot worse.
I was exhausted, spoke to health visitors and doctors about his wind, bowel movements etc and was just told he was fine...just a difficult sleeper!
I was working really hard to teach him to sleep and was sure I was doing everything right. By 7 months, he had serious diarrea for 6 weeks! This time the doctor put him on a lactose free diet but this did nothing. He then referred us to the Pediatrician, but the waiting list was over 3 months!
There was no way I was waiting this long. Things had got worse since introducing finger foods, so my gut instinct was that I should try cutting out wheat and gluten. He'd also come up in lots of ezcema on his back. We were being woken every 2 hrs and resorting to rocking in the car seat, where he stayed for the rest of the night.
Within 2 days of cutting out the wheat and gluten, his diarrea stopped, the ezcema cleared up and he slept through the night!! He was a completely different baby. Happy, content, slept well day and night...
I asked the health visitor for some dietry advice, I've met with the pediatrician and now at 11 months, I'm still waiting.
Any advice on what to feed him or what to look out for from other mothers would be great.............