I had a telephone consultation with the nurse on Friday about my sons Tummy problems. Bloated. Foul smelling stools. He is always telling me his tummy hurts, he wakes in the night crying about his tummy. We have kept a food diary - wheat based products do seem to be the culprit. He is also very tired and very pale which could be unrelated. He turned 3 in June. He isn't underweight or small but he's had slow growth for the past 18months.
The nurse told us to cut gluten from his diet for 3 months then come back if it doesn't help. I asked why I was cutting gluten and not wheat and he said it sounds like it could be coeliac disease. I asked if he need a blood test and he said there is no need at this age.
So that is a bit of a non diagnosis but if it helps explain my sons problems I'm willing to try. In fact.....he's not had gluten for 4 days and the past 2 nights he's slept without pain and he's been brighter during the day. Anyone else have a toddler avoiding gluten? Any advice?