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how much probiotic powder do u give a 11 week baby she has trush and i was told probiotics will help?

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Dr. Ivy Fisher
44 years experience Pediatrics
Caution: Probiotics are not yet tested for market in under 1 yo.For thrush or fungal mouth infection, she can take Nystatin solution by script from the MD, It is slow-growing and may take 1-2 months to clear. Think of probiotics as a nutrient supplement and can also have side effects, especially when breast feeding. If not breast feeding (on formula) can add 1 tsp of powder/daily for immunity building.
Answered on Sep 17, 2016
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not a valid rx: Probiotic powder is designed to help you establish a healthy group of germs in your intestines.It does nothing for oral thrush.While it can reduce the volume of thrush germs baby has in its poo, by taking away their food, it doesn't attack the germs at all. I don't see any problem using them, but there is no scientific reason they would help a mouth problem.
Answered on Sep 22, 2016
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