Yep. Unfortunately, I have a feeling we'll be fighting with our pediatrician over this and vaccines.
I was reading (since Autism spectrum disorder is in our family + CD) that it is reccommended if you have issues such as CD to delay certain vaccines until after 6 months and *ensure* that you do all combination shots in single doses, no more than one vaccine a month (or visit). In reading up on folks with autism spectrum disorder in the family, it is reccommended by most parents and some researchers to delay vaccines such as MMR, DPaT, Meningitis, Hep A & B, HiB, Tetanus... until after 18 months.
I was looking last night to see what are the reccommended/must have vaccines here in Germany, and pleasantly suprised to find it is MUCH, much less than what they want a child to have under 6 years of age in the USA. (I can be thankful for that much, right?)
Apparently Mercury (Thimerosal) is another concern as it is in vaccines that are given such as the flu shot, MMR and DPaT and sometimes in the Meningitis one. It does something to the gut and brain, but they haven't made all the connections just yet. Boys tend to be affected more than girls. (and no one seems to know why
Here's one article about it here, and another set of info here.
Jenny McCarthy has an interesting article that was posted on CNN's website this weekend and referred back to the last link. Her son was greatly helped by changing his diet, increasing supplimentation, detox and delaying further vaccinations.
For me, unfortunately gluten just can't enter our door. I fear fighting with the inlaws over baby's food... I know my MIL will want to introduce gluten if she can, but I seriously doubt I can deal with it if the baby were to get ill off of it...
and with me being home with him 24/7, it just isn't worth it.
This is definitely encouraging news though for parents that don't have dermatitis herpetiformus issues and one CD parent. Unfortunatley our baby has 4 counts against him on my side of the family and one, maybe two on DH's... so I guess we'll see if he gets all the good genes or a nice healthy mix so he stays down to earth