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My toddler was a BF baby, born at home and non-vaxed. He eats mostly organic, very little meat and gets a ton of vitamins. However, he has never had a solid bowel movement. All are mushy, some are watery.

Otherwise he is very healthy, happy and sweet. Not gassy, no upset stomach, no runny nose (although just lately he has actually), no itching or sneezing. Doctor is not worried. Said he is probably healthier than most kids and this is HIS "normal" so he is fine. I realize this is his "normal", but this is NOT normal, right??

Has anyone experienced the same? Could he have some undiagnosed allergy? I've tried taking away all vitamins; same diaper, just less frequent. I'm thinking of getting his blood anaylised to see for any food sensitivities?

Help? Thanks guys

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Any reason to suspect Celiac?  My DS never had a normal BM till he was dx, went GF for 3 months. That didn't solve it till we also added a GOOD probiotic.  After 3 days of it, 100% change to normal BM's.  He was 4 and had never had one.  

 

If you suspect Celiac, I would NOT go GF till you get blood work done for it.  Once you are GF you have to go back on gluten for the testing so it's easier to get the testing BEFORE.  It could also be some kind of gluten intolerance as well even if not Celiac.

 

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No this is def not normal! I can't believe a doctor would tell you that!

 

Blood tests for celiacs and gluten sensitivities can be very unreliable.

 

We used this lab for my DS and we were able to identify many of his sensitivities. They also do genetic testing. Once he was off foods he was sensitive to, his BM's firmed right up.

 

https://www.enterolab.com/StaticPages/TestToOrder.aspx


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Celiac testing is VERY specific for Celiac.  Saying it is unreliable can be misleading.  The younger the child, there is a risk of a false negative but that has to do with age, exposure and damage done. 

 

Enterolab's science leave much to be desired.  Having looked into the science, it is lacking.  I know many people swear by it but they are also stripped of many many foods, most often unnecessarily.

 

 

(OP, I am not saying that it is Celiac.  I am just suggesting it may be something to look into.  Honestly, with no other issues, I would be more inclined to try a very good Probiotic and see if that helps first.  We use Custom Probiotics and as I said had success within 3 days)

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Celiac testing is VERY specific for Celiac.  Saying it is unreliable can be misleading.  The younger the child, there is a risk of a false negative but that has to do with age, exposure and damage done. 

 

Enterolab's science leave much to be desired.  Having looked into the science, it is lacking.  I know many people swear by it but they are also stripped of many many foods, most often unnecessarily.

 

 

(OP, I am not saying that it is Celiac.  I am just suggesting it may be something to look into.  Honestly, with no other issues, I would be more inclined to try a very good Probiotic and see if that helps first.  We use Custom Probiotics and as I said had success within 3 days)

I should not have lumped celiacs in with gluten sensitivity. I will reword. Blood tests are inaccurate for gluten sensitivity in particular.

 

To each his own. I disagree with your assessment of enterolab.  Once one gets the results of the stool test and sees what one is sensitive too, it is fairly easy to confirm by doing an elimination diet with those particular foods which by the way are not many many at all. Once in a while we try reintroducing various things that came up in the test with DS and it is obvious within a few days


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No this is def not normal! I can't believe a doctor would tell you that!

Blood tests for celiacs and gluten sensitivities can be very unreliable.

We used this lab for my DS and we were able to identify many of his sensitivities. They also do genetic testing. Once he was off foods he was sensitive to, his BM's firmed right up.

https://www.enterolab.com/StaticPages/TestToOrder.aspx

I'll look into this. Thank you so much guys!!

I had his blood looked at and everything was normal, no sign of allergies or sensitivities. And the woman said his BMs looked normal and beautiful. (I brought in a diaper.) peanut butter consistency is good she said.

I don't know...... I do feel a lot better tho

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