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Iflora Probiotics For Kids
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
PROBIOTICS 4 IBS: YES PROBIOTICS CAN BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IN ADULTS AND KIDS. it also improves IBS SX . If you have IBS SX Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should STICK to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more
I gave my 4 month old culturelle probiotics for adult (about half the dose) only to later see its not for use in kids under age 1. Dangerous???
No worries, but...: There are many Lactobacillus types, and various studies have tried amounts of 1-10 billion CFUs (colony forming units) in babies, without seeing any bad side effects. That being said, there is seldom much research that one can find on one particular brand or strain of Lactobacillus use in babies... so no worries, but "user beware". ...Read more
Whole milk: Yes at age 1 year the child can drink regular whole milk & all kinds of dairy products made of whole milk. Good luck. ...Read more
Probiotics.Thinking of taking them to boost our immune system. Are there any negatives to taking them and is it safe for my 4 yr old child?
Probiotics safe: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Probiotics should be used after antibiotics to replace "good" bacteria in your gut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At what age does it become appropriate to give a probiotic to a baby/child who is taking antibiotics? My best guess is 6 mos, after starting solids.
Depends: Some formulas have probiotics in them. So anytime is fine. ...Read more
Probably: Generally, there is no problem using probiotics when taking stimulants. However, if the probiotics acidify the stomach (like citrus does) then the medication may not work as well. ...Read more
Can I give my child a probiotic ? He recently had a stomach bug and diariah. He is 7 yrs old about 70 pounds. He doesn't like yogurt.
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