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How much probiotics are safe for me to give to my 11 month old daughter that weighs about 17lbs?

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Dr. Daniela Tank
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Better options: Probiotics are good bacteria but we have to remember that they are made in the lab. So for a little baby like this better options are diluted goat yogurt or kefir. If you use probiotics use the smallest amount diluted in water to make sure your baby has no reaction. It should be less than 1/10 th of a capsule a day.
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 40 years experience
First question why does your daughter need a probiotic? Was she on antibiotics recently, is she having digestive issues or for some other reason. Make sure you review the reason for use with your child's health care provider.
Apr 25, 2012
Last updated Jan 10, 2015

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