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I was thinking that ferritin is not a typical test for a child - were there other tests and symptoms your child had prior to finding he has low ferritin?
[COLOR="Red"]Ever since my son was born he has had horrible horrible gas. Goes from being constipated to having diarrhea within minutes. His stool is full of mucous. I breastfed him for 14 1/2 months and was off dairy most of the time. His problems got a lot worse when we introduced cows milk so the doctor had us take him off of dairy and his symptoms got less...but didn't go away.[/COLOR]

For instance, how is his hemoglobin and other blood counts? Was he exhibiting any symtoms of iron deficiency/anemia like fatigue, pallor, etc?
[COLOR="Red"]His first blood test was a hemoglobin check. His levels should've been around 130 and he was just over 90. That's when the doctor ordered the ferritin levels.[/COLOR]
It would be really useful to post any labs you have, along with the ranges.

Finally, I am wondering about the milk issue. Are you saying that he was drinking milk in the past, but no longer drinks it? And if so, is it becasue of a milk allergy?
In this case, maybe there is some food intolerance/allergy connection and therefore, a the possibility that his lack of ferritin is related to malabsorption.
[COLOR="Red"]I breastfed him for 14 1/2 months and I was off dairy for the majority of the time because it was causing huge problems with me. I weaned him (stupidly) and put him on minimal amounts of dairy which he reacted to (DUH me!). His symptoms increased a LOT. 3/4 of his stool was mucous, bad bad bad gas, constipation and diarrhea, horrrible diaper rash, etc. So we took him off of dairy and his symptoms decreased but haven't gone away completely. His dotor refuses to give him an allergy test, we are just assuming it's a dairy intollerance.[/COLOR]





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