For many parents reading about issues with gluten, the question of whether your baby has an allergy to gluten or a sensitivity is important.
To help you out, think of a gluten allergy as a wheat allergy, as this is the predominant cause of the allergic reactions. It will be difficult to know if your baby has a wheat allergy until you start feeding your baby foods.
There is some speculation that breastfed babies may experience wheat allergy symptoms sooner from the mother’s breast milk, but no scientific evidence supports this.
Usually you can have an allergy test for babies to identify if your baby has a true wheat allergy. The issue with these allergy tests is that they are not the most accurate this early on, and they may pick up other potential allergies that aren’t exact.
It is recommended to repeat allergy testing at 18 months to ensure the accuracy of the earlier test results. You might wonder, why take the test at all if it isn’t accurate? The allergy test for babies at least helps a parent narrow down what is causing problems in their baby and provides data to make decisions from in the future.