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. He was inconsolable during these moments and would cry off and on for hours throughout the night. This was overwhelmingly frustrating, exhausting, and heartbreaking since I had practically tried everything to help him! This included 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 helps 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 a small mixing bowl. 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. It is best to use it early on since the first 6 months of baby’s life are critical for baby’s autoimmune and metabolic development.
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Giving probiotics to your baby makes perfect sense. I mean, after all, they make our GI tract feel better and work better. Why not theirs?
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I am now incorporating probiotics into my diet. I got scared because of the ads I saw popping up on websites about probiotics causing stomach cancer. So I stopped for awhile. But doctors still seem to be behind it, so I’m continuing it. I had an entire month where I was sick, so I’d like to remain in the healthy spectrum and have including lots of vitamins and exercise these days.
I never thought of giving my babies probiotics. It seem that they have made their appearance in the last few years and their importance to a healthy life style has been proven over and over again. I wish I had done this when my kids were young. My middle one had way too many colds and illnesses.
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I’m all about being as healthy as can be for baby! I need to start introducing probiotics to my little one.
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I agree about gut health being the key to overall health, this is definitely something that’s been overlooked the past years and I’m glad it’s being recognized now. It’s good to have probiotics in your system, especially for the little kids!
I have never thought about what time is good to introduce probiotics to babies, but you made me think about it, and how many of those upset moments for babies could be avoided with probiotics. I am due just in a few months, and it will be a good time to start thinking about getting this regimen for my newborn!
This is some very insightful info. I would have loved to know this a few years ago!
Probiotics for a baby is actually really important. I am absolutely passing this info along.
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Probiotics are super important. I give them to my little one and take them myself.