Today, 08:49 AM
Hi, I did not have this issue personally but one of my co-Leaders did. However, it was not discovered until her child was a toddler, and the major symptom was very unusual sleep disturbance.
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine publishes a protocol on allergic proctocolitis in the breastfed infant, and while I don't think it mentions 'gluten' in it's list of common allergens, it does mention wheat and other grains, such as soy and corn. Of course many children and adults have a sensitivity to gluten, and in some cases it is a very serious issue and in others, less so.
If eliminating gluten is helping your baby and not an undue hardship for you, I think you have discovered what is going to work for you. I will suggest that in some cases where a typical allergen is affecting a newborn, such as dairy, in many cases the allergy resolves as baby gets older-in other words, what is happening right now does not necessarily mean the child will always negatively react to that substance. Also, if a baby every receives any other form of nourishment aside from breastmilk, especially in these early weeks prior to gut closure, that can inflame the gut and cause issues that resolve when the gut heals after several weeks of exclusive breastfeeding.
protocol from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine: http://www.bfmed.org/Media/Files/Protocols/Protocol24_English_120211.pdf