My 19 month old has been off dairy for several months and is finally doing a bit better with his digestive issues. He has a lot of sensory integration issues too, and I had read that GFCF might help, so I took him off gluten. He still seemed to have issues digesting things like rice pasta and cooked brown rice, even though he drinks rice milk and is fine with that. So now I have taken him off ALL grains and his stomach seems to be doing great.
I want to give it a few more weeks to see if it's really "better" and he is going for a follow up with a GI specialist in a few weeks so I want to be able to say that his diet is helping.
So I'm glad that he seems to be feeling better, and grateful that I'm not changing 8 completely nasty diapers every day, but is this something that can be sustained long term for a child this young? Are there nutrients he will be missing? Does anyone have direct experience with doing this?