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Arlington, VA
A 30-year-old female asked:

Will the probiotic i take go into my breast milk and also benefit my breastfeeding baby? or does he have to take his own probiotic?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Probiotics: These living organisms enter and stay in youe intestines if the survive the transit through the stomach (acid) and other digestive juices.They help balance what might be agressave bacteria and or yeast that are also present.They will not enter your breast milk and do not influence babies gut at all.There are a few commercial baby probiotics available but a little taste of yours will work fine.
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