Where do I go from here?
I remember my mother saying she was scared and felt alone when she eventually got my diagnosis. Back then there was little help available so she had no idea how to cope. If you are in this situation today, the opportunity to research the disease on the Internet, and chat with others experiencing the same issues will help immensely.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that your baby must stick to a gluten free diet from now on. There is a special section of this site devoted to gluten free baby food which includes simple recipes to get you started.
Basically you are cutting out foods that contain wheat, rye, barley and oats. This includes all baked goods such as bread, cake and cookies if they are made from wheat flour.
There are, however, many alternative flours and grains that can be used in your home cooking. The shops also have a wide range of gluten free products available from a growing number of manufacturers, making it easier than ever to stick to this new way of eating.
Long gone are the days where my mother had to import flour from Ireland and buy (disgusting) bread in tins just so I had something to eat.