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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.
17 month old toddler boy. 5-10 frequent bowel movements past 2-3 weeks. Ranges from diarrhea to solid. Tried probiotic for kids no better. ?
Toddlers diarrhea: Your child has whats known as toddlers diarrhea. It may be caused from drinking juice. Juices contain fructose or sorbitol which are sugars that cause diarrhea in toddlers. Also some of the dyes added to fruit juices may also cause problems. To help you determine where the problem is use a diet diary. ...Read more
Probiotics: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Restore gut flora: We have trillions of bacteria in our intestines, most of which are friendly & support digestion, improve immune function, affect weight, influence gene expression etc. Antibiotics can kill many friendly bacteria, creating a serious long-term disruption of our flora. Probioitcs can help restore the balance friendly microbes in our GI tract. See http://bit.ly/1lbM1xS for more info. ...Read more
Probably good: However, people respond to probiotic differently to the same strain of probiotics . Some conditions appear to respond to one and not the other. While the issues are far from resolved, i would be inclined to think that it does more good than harm overall. I myself take one daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Peace and good health. Natural med. ...Read more
Replace bacteria: healthy for humans; in many areas of our body, skin, intestinal tract, perineal area, etc. While human cells contain about 30,000 genes, adult humans carry over a 1,000,000 genes, the additional ones being part of the human microbiome, a slowly evolving area of research & understanding due to the fantastic complexity of which bacteria are symbiotic, commensal &/or pathologic in what locations. ...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. Peace and good health. ...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