Probiotics for babies, what are the benefits and which is best to give to your child.
At our last check-up our pediatrician asked how our baby was doing with the transition to eating soft foods. While our little one had shown interest, it took a few weeks for him to accept any of the foods we tried. And then one day something clicked and he suddenly loved every spoonful of baby food we fed him.
I asked our pediatrician if we should start giving our son baby probiotics and he said it was definitely something we could try. He discussed the benefits of probiotics and how they might help.
What are Probiotics
Probiotics are living microorganisms inside your body. They are essentially good bacteria and yeasts that balance out the harmful bacteria in our gut.
Benefits of Probiotics for Babies
Newborns get good bacteria from breast milk or formula and later on through food. Giving your child probiotics may help add good bacteria to their digestive system more quickly. It can also help strengthen your baby's immune system.
Probiotics may also help with other issues, including:
- Colic– Research suggests that babies given probiotics may have fewer bouts of colic. See this article from WebMD
- Diarrhea– Probiotics may help reduce diarrhea symptoms
- Eczema- Taking probiotics can help reduce the risk of baby eczema.
Best Probiotics for Baby
Culturelle Baby Probiotics are the #1 probiotic brand recommended by pediatricians. They offer probiotic supplements that are safe and gentle. Culturelle Baby Calm + Comfort Probiotic + Chamonile Drops work naturally to help reduce fussiness and crying from digestive upset.
Culturelle Baby Grow + Thrive Probiotics + Vitamin D Drops aid in digestive system development for better nutrient absorption. They also supplement good bacteria found in breast milk.
Importance of Strengthening Baby's Gut Health
Giving your baby probiotics will help balance gut flora and boost baby's immune system. Our bodies immune system support mostly depends on a healthy gut. Building up healthy bacteria will help strengthen the bodies ability to heal and avoid inflammation.
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