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does my infant have celiac's disease?

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Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Celiac disease: Celiac disease is rare in infants. Gastrointestinal symptoms more often can be caused by food allergies, ie milk, soy, egg white, wheat. If baby is underweight with stomach symptoms then a sweat test for cystic fibrosis might be indicated. Understanding what the symptoms and the child growth and nutritional status can help understand the cause.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What symptoms of celiac disease can infants get if they are not on solid foods yet?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
No gluten, no sprue: "celiac" symptoms: colicky, crampy, fussy, maybe diarrhea are common in infants. Classical celiac disease occurs after weaning, eating grains like wheat, barley, rye, triticale (contain gluten). Not noted if solely breast feeding. Symptoms can occur later in life.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are some healthy ways to get a crying baby to stop crying?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
List of fixes: It helps if mom/dad make a list of what things they can do something about, for those times they are tired & can't think clearly. Offer feed if not fed within last 2hr. Warm if cold. Cool off if warm. Change if dirty. Console if in need of nurturing. A warm bath can relax them. If nothing works & baby is otherwise well, put on the headphones & let the kid figure it out.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I keep from stressing about my unborn baby's being normal and myhealth?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Prenatal stress: You should talk to ur OB & if he/she tells you everything is okay you should not stress yourself. The baby feels your stress as well so it would be better to let your doctor worry &stress for your & your baby's health if needed. You should enjoy your pregnancy&be happy. If your doctor told you some thing is wrong, there may be other things you could do besides stressing. Use ur energy positively.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How many weeks is a baby's gender established?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
At conception: A baby's gender is determined at the time of conception. Depending on the tests done fetal sex can be determined at various times. In normal pregnancy fetal sex can be determined by testing mother;s blood at 7 weeks. In case of in-vitro fertilization, it could be determined before the embryo is implanted.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

How long does periods last after having a baby?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends: Bleeding, spotting and discharge after having a baby is very normal. The time will vary from person to person. Usually it stops within 3-6 weeks. Breastfeeding women sometimes will have irregular spotting instead of normal periods due to the hormonal changes.

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