Our little guy hasn’t really had it easy after his entrance into the world, experiencing everything from chronic constipation and colic to even a head cold. While he has gotten over his head cold, he still has bouts of constipation and colic. He is inconsolable during these moments and will cry off and on for hours throughout the night. It has been overwhelmingly frustrating, exhausting, and heartbreaking since I have practically tried everything to help him! This includes eliminating certain foods from my diet and countless calls or visits to the pediatrician.
Did you know that gut bacteria can affect the health of your baby? In the recent years, the gut has been getting the recognition that it deserves. Kris Carr is a wellness activist and author that once stated, “Gut health is the key to overall health.” I couldn’t agree more! This is why probiotics are so popular these days and for the right reasons, too. So what are probiotics, why are they beneficial for babies, and how do we choose the right kind for them?
Probiotics are the good bacteria that improves digestion and elimination, balances gut flora, and helps stimulate the growth of microorganisms while outnumbering the bad bacteria within the gut. The intestinal system can get weakened by many negative factors that can encourage the growth of bad bacteria. Studies have shown that digestive issues are often caused by the lack of proper balance of gut bacteria.
Probiotics are so tiny that billions in a single dose are needed to be effective. But, not all probiotics are created equal, and it that’s where it can be confusing! Their effectiveness can vary depending on the bacterial strains they contain, the way they are made, and quality control in production.
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What am I using these days to help balance my baby’s digestive system? Evivo! How does it work? I mix one sachet of the probiotic powder with 3-5 ml of breast milk in the mixing bowl provided. I put the mixture in an enclosed syringe that is also provided and then give it to my baby. Easy peasy! Evivo stores best in the freezer until ready to use. You can also keep it in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
The probiotic powder contains B. infantis, the good bacteria, which has disappeared over generations. In fact, babies in the United States no longer receive B. infantis at birth. Research has shown that B. infantis reduces harmful bacteria that is linked to eczema, obesity, diabetes, and allergies. Evivo is actually the first and only probiotic that is clinically proven to restore a baby’s gut microbiome to its original and natural state.
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