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Biogaia Probiotic Drops
My daughter is 8 weeks old and she is colicky. Does biogaia treatment help and does it have any side effects or is it just probiotics.
Probiotics: The product is probiotics and is expensive. Many products have been used to treat colic but it seems like time or maturation of the bowel is the cure. Have your baby checked to make sure you are not dealing with any other problem, such as reflux. Look at the website purplecrying. Info All the best. ...Read more
Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more
Absolutely not.: Supplements (even if they have "natural" names like gaia) are minimally regulated by the fda. Their quality can be inconsistent, the manufacturing isn't standardized, and in no way should be given to a 3 week old whose immune system is just developing. Your baby does not need this type of bacteria in it's gut. If you think your baby has stomach issues, please talk with their doctor first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2.5 yr old was diagnosed with ASD and GDD. Shld I give him Vitamin B and Probiotic drops to help his diet？He's a fussy eater, slow gaining weight.
Biogaia Probiotic: Is a nutrional supplement for Brest fed babies. It contains lactobacillus which helps with colic in babies. Lactobacillus is a live microorganism which lives naturally in the human body. So it does not cause any harm if accidentally put in the eyes. WASH THE EYES COPIOUSLY WITH CLEAN LUKEWARM WATER. See your Pediatrician if the eye is irritated. ...Read more
Help with what?: Probiotics MAY help. They are usually still alive, if stored properly all the time from production, through shipping, to being on the store shelf. The living microorganisms get weaker and die over time. The problem is that nobody can really tell how much live material was in the package to start, how much is alive when one buys it, how much survives at home, nor how much goes to one's intestine. ...Read more
Most people: I am an advocate of probiotics. The gut lining has a difficult time maintaining the balance of healthy bacteria with stress, disease, poor sleep, poor nutrition, antibiotic or medication use. Recent studies have shown benefits even pregnant patients. Probiotics can help with immune function, regulate constipation/diarrhea, bloating, help with GI diseases and even skin conditions. ...Read more
Pro mean with: And bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Look for multiple strain products. ...Read more
Yogurt tastes better: These contain the "good organisms" living symbiotically with you. Certain condition such as use of antibiotics often kill-off too many of these good bugs and leave us more susceptible to illness from other bad bugs. Probiotics basically replace some of the loss of the good bug and hopefully restore the balance. Both are safe, but yogurts taste better? And contain calciums/vitamins. Good luck. ...Read more
I commend you for your desire to have good Health.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for digestive system.
Probiotics can be helpful for
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
• Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites)
• Antibiotic-related diarrhea ...Read more
Sorry, but...: Probiotics are organisms, not "good or bad", that supplement your colonic flora. Peer review literature shows 1 in 4 patients treated are clinically improved with probiotics. Different probiotics benefit different symptoms. Probiotics are generally harmless, but they are not a panacea & their use should not substitute for a good medical evaluation followed by appropriate directed therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer