Belly belly, diarrhea more frequent ... and if wheat was the cause of all his worries? In general, gluten intolerance appears at the time of dietary diversification, but also sometimes in larger children.
Where is gluten found?
- Gluten is a blend of proteins found in some grains, including wheat, rye, oats and barley. In other words, they hide in a lot of food: bread, pasta, biscuits, pastries, and breakfast cereals.
How do you realize that a child is gluten intolerant?
- As a rule, the first signs of intolerance appear at the time of dietary diversification, around 5 months, in the form of more or less common diarrhea, vomiting. The baby often has a belly bloated and does not grow well. He lacks appetite and drive.
- In addition to this classic infantile intolerance, there are other forms that are less evocative and quieter. This is the case of the older child, who has variable signs. The disease can simply result in growth difficulties, a lack of iron, stomach pains. Only a specific research will allow the diagnosis of gluten intolerance to be made.
What is the origin of the disease?
- Gluten intolerance (also known as celiac disease) is a genetic disorder. Some children are predisposed and will become sick when gluten has been introduced into their diet.