I will try to make this as short as possible. DS has been growing and gaining weight very slowly for the past 3-4 months. I;m not sure exactly as what pace because we really don't take him to the DR unless absolutely nessesary. I weighed him a couple of weeks ago and he was just over 15lbs at 7.5 months. I have been noticing several signs that he might be gluten intolerant or celiac, but I have not done any testing. He is small, irritable (lately, he used to be the happiest baby ever), has fatty stools, and little muscle tone. I eliminated wheat and most gluten for about a month and it seemed to help some, but he is BF except for the occasional rice cereal, banana or apple puree, or sweet potato. He doesn't really want solids so I hardly give him any.
My Q is that I all the reading I've done states that babies will not usually show signs of celiac until they are eating gluten in their diet, but If I'm eating gluten wouldn't he still be getting some, or at least the digested proteins from gluten? Would this cause his to react? I think that most studies out there are incomplete or flawed so I have a hard time believing that they really understand gluten and breastfeeding. What have you experienced? Opinions?