If Celiac runs in your family and you have children, at some point the question will come up. When should you test your baby for Celiac Disease? Because I have two young children myself (though neither would be considered a baby any longer) and Celiac runs in my family, this has naturally been a concern in our home.
In order to answer this question, your best bet is always to check with a qualified doctor. Sure Foods Living recently asked Dr. Aron, and here is the response:
There is a strong possibility that your baby has celiac genes, but, with a lack of exposure to gluten, it is unlikely that this is a cause unless you have been ingesting gluten during breast feeding. Switching to formula is a good idea: be sure that it is gluten-free. Testing the baby for celiac should include HLA DQ2 DQ8 genes, and be done very soon.
Now, it’s important to note that this baby is being raised in a gluten free home, but Dr. Aron brings up an important point about breast feeding and the mother (who does not have Celiac).