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Regardless of when solids is started some of the gluten is passed through breastmilk anyway. This study doesn't have me convinced there are enough benefits to start solids (with gluten) before six months. My oldest daughter has celiac disease. She first had gluten around 8-10 months. Same with my other daughter and she tested negative.<br><br><a href="http://www.wsoctv.com/health/4499490/detail.html" target="_blank">http://www.wsoctv.com/health/4499490/detail.html</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">They found that children who were exposed to gluten in the first three months of life were five times more likely to be immune to the disease than children who weren't exposed until later.</td>
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That is the bizaarest study. You aren't immune if you have the gene- you can develop it any time from a trigger - a stressful event, even pregnancy. You are at any time negative or positive but if you are negative, you aren't immune. Just because a person hasn't developed it yet doesn't mean they won't. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
I can't believe giving babies gluten-containing cereal at 3 months is a good thing.
 

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That's really weird... My son received gluten through my breastmilk (since all I could eat was pasta...I've since been diagnosed with gluten intolerance). He also started on solids at 4 months due to really poor weight gain. At 6 months, he was diagnosed with gluten intolerance (which the dietician is treating as Celiac's since he will not be getting the biopsy).
 
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