My 19 month DS is having some issues with constipation. I have heard that a probiotic may help. I was wondering what brand and dosage other people have used? I know that it is best to take in between meals. How do you get it into them, if not with food?
I'm not sure about the dosage, you'll have to read the bottle. However, I have given my son pro-biotics that are made for kids. Whole foods has them in their vitamin section, they're chewable and easy to eat. I always just gave him 1-2 depending on the dosage of the bottle. It's always worth a shot and certainly won't hurt anything.
Abra, Married to George, Mother to DS 12/03 & DD1 08/09 & DD2 12/11 + Someone New in May 2015! After years of planning, we are finally living our dream in South America!!
I use probiotics ( http://www.inno-vite.com/en3/products/Probiotics/detail.php?prod_id=AD-09-05&cat_id=4) with my dd (2 and 10 months old). Started using them when she self weaned at 21 months. I usually add it to yogurt or a smoothie at breakfast.
My daughter is incredibly "regular", and has never experienced constipation... but i actually don't credit the probiotics for that as much as the fats in her diet. I add olive oil, coconut oil, or butter to everything i offer her/make for her, and a lot of it! I've noticed that olive oil seems to have the greatest "effect" in this area.
Mother to DD born Jan 2008 and DS born Nov 2011.
I hear activa works great. If you can do dairy, if not, try silk yogurt, if your cool with soy. We do one of those a day. (My non-allergic son just has a regular yogurt once a day) and they both are VERY regular.