Breastfed one year old hard painful stools
Hi! Thank you for replying! No, I have not tried probiotics for him yet. I do use them for my daughter, 4. I have read plenty about people using them even for very small babies, so I know it is safe, but I never felt completely comfortable giving them to him, because if a baby is breastfed and then introduced to just some very benign simple whole foods, why would they need probiotics? Shouldn't the gut flora be where it should from nothing "bad" going in yet? I am not questioning your opinion, maybe you could help me understand this better. I am very curious to know. I am certainly not opposed to doing something that would help him. Have you seen it work for constipation in babies? I know it works for diahrrea...thank you!!
Yeah, they should have have the proper gut flora with breastfeeding, but I have seen a few friends with completely breastfed babies go through this. Maybe there was a mild virus or infection that messed things up, I really don't know. I have seen probiotics work for both diarhea and constipation. But I do second MM's suggestion if it continues. Good luck! I know how much it sucks to see your baby in pain!