THANKS, I am geekmoma's friend and this is my very first post on this community.
I am nursing my baby, and following a gluten free - diary free since last december, and very recently also a soy free and pork free diet. It is not easy and I have lost a lot of weight. In my case it is welcome, but no wonder the baby can not gain any weight.
Last August he was 8.5 Kg, last week 8.4 Kg ( 18.7 lb / 18.5 lb ). 9 months and no weight gain, he is 18 months as of today... And he is SO skinny. We took him to see a gastro specialist. He measured the width of his arm, just as doctors do to sick kids in the developing country. It really broke my heart. The doctor face was not a happy face.
I asked him about excluding pork from his diet (The baby was found to be borderline intollerant). The doctor said : he is doing so poorly that you should stop it too. The "so poorly" part really worried me.
We have been trying hard to follow an strict diet, but there are two possibilites for the contamination: First, his daycare. Second, a couple of trips where we ate a lot in restaurants. We now have a wo months vacation, I am hoping he will improve.
The doctor suggested to do a biopsia. He is waiting for the results of some testing (blood, perspiration). I was under the impression that this made no sense if he was in a gluten free diet, but again, there has been some contamination.
Thanks for reading so far, and for your answers,