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Old 08-04-2013, 02:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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As part of a series of changes we're making to try and reverse our 22 month old son's tooth decay, we're eliminating gluten from his diet. Today is day 3, and I'm noticing that he is incredibly moody, going from happy to crying in no time. We've gone from nursing only at sleep-times and waking to him asking to nurse very frequently throughout the day. He also asks for bread, pasta, muffins, and crackers. The only other food he seems to want to eat is fruit (which I'm also trying to limit). 

 

Has anyone else experienced this when taking a toddler off gluten? Is this withdrawal? I know that as with all stages, this too shall pass...but I find it interesting that the behaviour has surfaced so suddenly, and in conjunction with the gluten elimination.

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I am sure it is. As an adult I felt the same way going off gluten and witnessed these same behaviors in my 7 and 13 yo also. Your body craves all the gluten foods like a drug , it is detoxing. He should be fine in a few days :)


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