But you may also be reading this page after you have started offering solid food and you are recognizing (or have been informed of) celiac disease symptoms. Typical symptoms are as follows:
- Baby diarrhoea - many soft, smelly, pale-colored bowel movements each day
- Vomiting after every meal
- Refuses feeds
- Excessive flatulance
- Irritability - baby cries a lot more than before
- Fatigue - baby sleeps more during the day and through the night
- Weight gain slows or stops
- Distended stomach
- Skinny arms and legs - loss of muscle tone
- Flat buttocks
- Baby shows sign of stomach pain
In either scenario, the symptoms are more likely to appear if baby is eating "normal" food.
The recommended age to introduce solid food varies, and you should discuss your instincts or raise questions with your healthcare provider, but nowadays it tends to be between 4 and 6 months. When I was a baby, it was common to introduce solids at around 3 months.
If, after a few weeks of eating solid foods, your once happy, contented, growing baby shows any of these signs then it is worth getting him or her checked over by your doctor.