My 3 year old daughter is allergic to milk, mold and mildew. I would consider her eczema severe. We try our best to contain it and I have read that Culturelle may be good to take. I was thinking of giving it to all 4 of my kids ranging from 3-15. It is sooo expensive though. Can adult Culturelle be given to children? For instance can I spilt a capsule or packet amongst the 3 youngest children? Thanks in advance for your help.
I would also like to add that we have eliminated milk from her diet and her eczema got slightly better but did not completely go away. I breastfed for 22 months and her symptoms did not appear until I stopped breastfeeding. There must be something else in her diet causing the issue so I have tons of other questions for other forums and hopefully I may even have some answers to help others as well :) So for now, I will just start with the Culturelle question so as not to bombard you guys. :)
I would make sure you're using the dairy-free Culturelle, of course. I think it's perfectly fine to give probiotics to a child, however, I would personally stick with fermented foods. I gave my now 15 month old some probiotics from a pill when she was younger and it just gave her the runs.
Good Belly is a water-based probiotic drink.
And, your dd is old enough for a blood allergy test. I would suggest that, too. It's good to know exactly what all you're working with, allergy-wise.
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Custom Probiotics is a great brand. Dairy/gluten and a bunch of other stuff free. It is pricy up front but a $165 bottle lasts a long time (the kids scoop is super small!) I think when I calculated it out the bottle will last us 10 months. We add it to a little water and Org. Torani syrup in the morning and at night and have never had a problem getting the kids to take it.
I have hear a lot of people react from Culturelle even though they say it is dairy free (it still lists whey on it).
This is interesting! I didn't see them listing whey for the dairy-free one and I emailed an enquiry to them; it's supposed to be cultured on pork muscle or something. But my preschooler did react to it big time. We stopped it just after three days because his flare-up became so bad.
My original post was a month or so ago and I had been at Whole Foods and looked and it did list whey. I don't remember what kids it was (kids v. adults).