Are Daily Probiotics Benefical for Baby?

Are Daily Probiotics Benefical for Baby?

There are some studies suggesting that regular probiotic use can be beneficial for baby*, here are just a few of the ways a daily probiotic supplement like Mommy’s Bliss Probiotic Drops can be beneficial:

Happy baby laying on back in onesieGas and Colic

Infant gas and colic can be very painful and uncomfortable for baby.  Colic is defined as uncontrollable crying in otherwise healthy and well-fed babies that begins within the first three weeks of life, lasts at least three hours per day, happens at least three times a week for at least three weeks.

Probiotics are natural microorganisms similar to those found in healthy digestive tracts. By adding them to baby’s routine you could help to build up good bacteria in the gut leading to less tummy troubles like gas and colic*. A 2007 study in the journal “Pediatrics” found that giving probiotics helped to keep the bacteria in the gut balanced which resulted in less intestinal inflammation which can be a contributing factor in gas or colic in babies. A 2011 study in the “European Journal of Clinical Investigation” found that probiotics can allow food to move through the digestive system easier leading to less frequent spitting up.

Upset Tummy and Diarrhea from Antibiotics

Probiotics are frequently taken with antibiotics to help restore the good bacteria in the gut that antibiotics destroy, this can help to keep the tummy troubles often associated with antibiotics use at bay.

Constipation

Constipation can be caused by several factors including changes to diet and changes to routine, studies have shown that keeping the digestive tract healthy with a good amount of ‘good bacteria’ can help to prevent occasional bouts of constipation*.

Support Immune Function

Probiotics are good bacteria that naturally occur in our guts, they can help with digestion, fight toxins and
boost immunity*. You can feed them probiotic rich foods like yogurt or kefir or give them a daily probiotic supplement.

 

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