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How to prevent child from developing celiac disease? Father has celiac disease

hello doctor, I am married and had a baby girl, she is now about 7 and half month old, I breastfeed here exclusively for five and half month and then I started feeding her rice beside my milk. My husband is a Celiac disease patient, he was diagnosed with this disorder about 2 years ago, and he is in a gluten free diet since then. Until now i did not feed her gluten products, is there is any way to avoid her from developing this disorder. Thank you very much in advance. Rana Elias
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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thanks for choosing health care magic

Your concern is very genuine here . But sorry to inform that celiac disease is a genetically inherited disease and it is not possible to prevent it . But on the brighter side it has multiple other factors in its causation . so your daughter might not contract the disease

for the time being it is very important to continue your breast feeding for as long as possible , since this has shown to reduce the incidence of contracting the disease by 52 %

also once you star a gluten diet be very vigilant on any variations in her stools , abdominal cramps .
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