How do I know if my child has coeliac disease?
Coeliac disease is often diagnosed in younger children because of digestive symptoms.
Often symptoms include:
- a bloated tummy
- runny / foul smelling stools
- tummy ache
- weight loss
You may see a pattern of tummy ache after a sandwich or pizza for example. This is not a reason to start your child on a gluten free straight away.
Visit your doctor and discuss the symptoms and share your concerns. For your child to be tested for Coeliac disease, your child must be consuming gluten contained foods and will not be tested straight away.