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Probiotics can cause gas as the yeasts dye off. Sometimes it comes out as gas (it does in my kids and dh), and sometimes it results in irritablity. For us, when the gas starts we know it is working, if they become irritable we cut the dose back a bit. Hope that helps.

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I don't think the probiotics can go through to your milk. I believe they stay in your digestive tract, and you'd have to give them directly to baby for him to get them. I was told by my doc (no references, though) that fussiness/unhappiness often kick in around ~2 weeks if there's something baby is sensitive to in your milk, diet-wise. For us, he recommended I cut out milk, wheat, and chocolate for ~4 months and then add in a bit and see if it caused problems. I eliminated those things, with some accidents/experiments (wondering if it was really necessary to cut out _wheat_ for 4 months) and noticed less crying/unhappiness when I did that.
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Sorry. And good luck. You have my sympathy--for me, wheat, well, I had no idea how often I ate wheat-containing foods. But on the plus side, I got back to my pre-pregnancy weight WAY faster than I would have anticipated.
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The probiotics are beneficial bacteria, and I don't think there are supposed to be any bacteria inside the milk duct. There can be on skin, of course, but I didn't think inside the breast itself. I hope someone really knowledgeable or with a good reference chimes in.
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