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post #21 of 40
I got my (free sample of) custom probiotics--d-lactate free--in the mail yesterday. (That was fast!) He gave me a lot! I'll really be able to see how I like it. I highly recommend emailing/calling if you want to give these a try but are nervous about forking out the cash for them.

I gave ds a scoop last night b/4 bed. He slept well (is still asleep) which is a good sign (if I'm looking for him to NOT seem to have a horrible, somewhat crazy reaction to probiotics that I've typically seen him have--which I think might be FOS/d-lactate related...) We'll see! I'll be sure to share more!
post #22 of 40
My DD had 2 days of normal yellow poops and today - green poop. Nothing has changed in her diet. Assure me again - is this really die-off? It isn't like there is anything to react in the probiotics itself - is there? Should I feel hopeful that things are "working"?? Some words of reassurance please?
post #23 of 40
Is this at once per day? Does CP say to go up to 3x per day from there?
post #24 of 40
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Is this at once per day? Does CP say to go up to 3x per day from there?
Yes one scoop a day. CP says to take from 1-2 a day.
post #25 of 40
I would go up as long as you are not noticing any negative reactions.
post #26 of 40
She had green poop the day before, yellow poop yesterday and seems to have lost her appetite since I started them (CP).

Would that be a negative reaction?
post #27 of 40
That's fairly typical die off reaction - how long has she been taking them?
post #28 of 40
Since 7/28/2010. So 10 days.
post #29 of 40
Dd as now been taking CP for just over two weeks and seems to be doing fine with them. She is on about 1.5 scoops per day and her bms have increased to almost everyday which is up from every 4 days. At first like I said they were dark green and almost mucousy but the color has been normal ever since and no mucous. I have been doing 1 adult scoop and have been doing fine on them. I am going to wait before increasing as she is still nursing and I don't want to make my die off to fast and pass it on.

We also started the Yasko enzymes as we both have undigested food in our stools, bloating and gas. Her first BM after that was normal color but liquid so I am sticking to a very small sprinkle one meal a day until her bms return to formed then I will increase again. I am also keeping my intake really small for now.

Over the last two nights I have night weaned her and it was such a difference now than a few months ago as she has only fussed a little and otherwise seems fine with it. We actually got 4 hours straight of sleep last night There has been some die off with the enzymes but keeping it slow so it does not get to bad. She actually likes the taste of both the CP and the enzymes. Go figure!

She has had a slight rash come and go but she got into something at tumbling the other day that I think is the culprit.
post #30 of 40
Ds has been taking the custom probiotics since I last posted (just one scoop a day so far--I'm going slow w/ this.) After a couple days on them he started waking in the night and wanting to get up to play (very cheery--not like his past screaming/crying nightwaking associated w/ food reactions) for an hour or so, then nursing back to sleep. (I think it was die off related.) I've been playing around w/ the timing of the dose, and I think we're avoiding the nightwaking at this point. Other than that, nothing negative. In fact, he's been more cheery, easygoing, and flexible since taking them.

I didn't give them to him one day to see if there was a correlation between his sleep and the probiotics. (He did sleep through the night the day I did not give them to him, after multiple consecutive nights of nightwaking.) But, the day after I skipped a dose (and had not given them to him yet that day) he seemed quite irritable, had a major meltdown seemingly unprovoked, and just seemed very emotional/needy--moreso than he had been the previous days on them. Then, within hours of me giving him his dose of the cp he seemed calmer, happier, and more easygoing again.

I'm also giving him seablue transdermal B vitamins and mag/zinc sulfate cream, as well as mag oil (all transdermal) daily. He's also taking clo and D3 drops. We do acerola powder when he is willing, and he eats bee pollen as a snack (he likes it straight!) So all these things impact him as well, but these recent positive things I feel are linked to the CPs. His bms don't seem that different, but less smelly--when he pooped in the past, you knew from the next room b/c of the smell. He's had bms while on the cps that I didn't realize were in his diaper when he was on my lap! (Little ones, but still...) They still have an odor, but it has not been like it was...

Very exciting, esp all written out! I'll update again soon...
post #31 of 40
Great news from both of you!
post #32 of 40

Wow, what wonderful news for cp

I bought a bottle (small amt) from them to trial. Very expensive! And, i hope it works out for us too.
post #33 of 40
Sara, when you get the bottle, you'll see that per dose, it's much less expensive than most high quality probiotics - the child size serving scoop is TINY. So more cost upfront, but put it in the freezer, and it lasts a long time.
post #34 of 40
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Great news from both of you!
Yes! I've tried multiple brands and he always had negative reactions (which I thought, well this must be die-off) but it would get so bad w/out any positive results, so I would always quit after a week and a half or so. He's always been fine w/ homemade whole food probiotics, but I just feel he needs *more* than that.

So, this is SOOOOO exciting!!!
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by FairyRae View Post
Yes! I've tried multiple brands and he always had negative reactions (which I thought, well this must be die-off) but it would get so bad w/out any positive results, so I would always quit after a week and a half or so. He's always been fine w/ homemade whole food probiotics, but I just feel he needs *more* than that.

So, this is SOOOOO exciting!!!
Yup, BTDT - that's how we figured out he reacted to d-lactate producing strains (e.g. L. acidophilus) and FOS - and pretty much every probiotic has at least one of those.
post #36 of 40
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Yup, BTDT - that's how we figured out he reacted to d-lactate producing strains (e.g. L. acidophilus) and FOS - and pretty much every probiotic has at least one of those.
Yeah, it was your posts that inspired me to try them. Yay for d-lactate cp!!!
post #37 of 40

So, can we get an update on all of this? Those that are using Custom Probiotics (Specifically CP-1), how is it going? I bought a bottle earlier this year, but kept putting it off and haven't opened it. I now see that the expiration date is 11/11 so...I think I'm just going to leave the bottle closed now. I'm curious to learn more about Natren and how it compares to CP.

 

Thanks.

post #38 of 40

I have used it with my kids and myself.  My DS never had a normal BM till he was off all his allergens and gluten (celiac) AND we did these.  I love them and recommend them any time anyone asks!

post #39 of 40

My custom probiotics have expired since a month.... and I am wondering if I can still feed my LO this? TIA

post #40 of 40

Yes,

 got started on them two years ago.  Worked up to ten a day in divided doses.  As I went up my bloating and IBS symptoms lessened, after a year of that and the GAPS diet, felt really great.  I stay on them about 3 to 6 per day of Adult CP-1.

They are the best probiotics of the many I tried.  I also used some herbal antifungals at mealtimes and the probiotics morning and night.

good luck

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