Baby has an infection and the doctor prescribed antibiotics and suggested you also give baby a probiotic supplement. Antibiotics wipe out the bad bacteria causing the infection, but they can also wipe out the good bacteria in your gut. Taking the probiotics can help restore the balance of good bacteria in baby’s bowels and can help with preventing antibiotic induced diarrhea. The probiotic use does not have to be limited to during and following antibiotic use, scientific research has shown probiotics provide a to benefit human health which could include easing some of the symptoms of colic.
For this reason it is often a good idea to give probiotics during the round antibiotics and for at least 2 weeks after. As with any supplement always consult with your doctor.