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Could Probiotics Help Relieve Baby’s Colic and Gas?

September 3, 2019

Can probiotics relieve baby’s colic and gas? Infant probiotics can help relieve your baby of gas, by assisting with digestion. As always, it is important to check with your pediatrician before giving your baby any medication or supplements. Researchers claim that giving your baby probiotics during the first three months could prevent gas and acid reflux. One study proclaims that giving just 5 drops of the probiotic lactobacillus reuteri could decrease colic episodes, spitting up and will keep stools soft. Good bacteria boost immune function, reduces inflammation, and suppressed the bad bacteria. Probiotics help food move through the gut faster, which prevents excessive spitting up. Because babies have immature digestive tracts probiotcs can help add beneficial ingredients needed to create enzymes essential for digestion. In addition to all the other benefits, probiotcs can also prevent diaper rash, yeast infections and eczema. Breast milk is the best and most abundant source of probiotics. Human milk also contains special sugars that fed the necessary gut flora. Extra beneficial probiotics can be given to the mother and these are transferred to her baby via the breast milk. This is often advised during thrush and mastitis infections. Probiotcs are especially important when a mother has taken antibiotics. There are three main types of Probiotics. Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Saccharomyces boulardii. Lactobacillus is excellent for preventing diarrhea and helping to digest lactose. Bifidobacterium helps the gut absorb nutrients. Saccharomyces boulardii helps prevent diarrhea and excess gas. Keep in mind, that over the counter probiotcs may pose an allergen risk. It is imperative that you check your source. Watch our video about food sources that can increase the probiotic content of breast milk. If this video was helpful, please subscribe. Thank you for watching!

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