Originally Posted by Nolansmum
Jane- I would like to hear your opinion on why BTVC says no bifidus.
I'm just not sure about it... especially with respect to our kids. Because I seem to remember reading that the bifidus dominent EBF babe gradually gets colonized with more lactobacillus as solids are started. This was actually confirmed today when I started reading Erica's great suggestion: Optimal Digestive Health
It claimed that a child's flora switched to being like an adult in "mid childhood" whatever that means. I wonder if they are supposed to have more bifidus for some reason, for their immune systems to be buffered somewhat for a while?? Is this what "growing out of allergies" or "gut maturation" means?
I don't know. This is all seems to be just guesswork and it drives me nuts
Elaine said bifidus has a tendancy to overgrow:http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.i...kb/bifidus.htm
The other issue is that I cannot find a dairy free acidophilus starter for DS's yogurt... so is the fact that he's only been getting L. casei make a difference?