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#1 of 9 Old 09-21-2008, 02:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi ladies. My baby is very gassy and I thought I would try probiotics. I have no idea where to buy or how to adminster them. Can I buy online? Has anyone had success with them? Thanks in advance.
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I bought my 5 week old daughter Solaray brand BabyLife which has freeze-dried bifidobacteria infantis the dominate stomach bacteria in babies. I read the labels on the other 2 possibilities for babies which contained other benneficials but based on what I read somewhere recently the b. infantis was really BEST.

I'd given her donated breast milk from someone treating mastitis and her tummy hurting had really made her grumpy 24hrs a day. One treatment made a huge difference and only got better over the last week.

Comes with small scoop in the bottle which you add one scoop to a bottle of warmed formula, breast milk or juice 2 times a day as per directions.

What it looks like... http://www.suzannes.com/allnatenpow2.html

Found in refrigerator section at health food store.
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I used them to a great success with my baby.

I had read the studies done on colic and probiotics and searched out the one that they used. it can be bought here

I tried to use the powder form of the same probiotic (Lactobacillus reuteri) but it was very difficult to get her to take it- I had to mix it with a little bm in a little cup and measure and all- the drops are a bit pricer but so worth it for the convenience.

My DD was so colicy and cranky. We started the probiotics and I cut eggs, Dairy, and citrus out of my diet completely. Like night and day- she was a completely different child. So calm and happy, still a hold me girl though

I started adding in small amounts of dairy when she was 6 months, and eat small amounts still with no problems. No eggs or citrus for me yet though. Oh and She (at a year) can not eat even small amounts of these foods without problems.

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I got them at Whole Foods but my lo hated them. I tried putting a little on my nipple and she flipped, she's hasn't been that pissed since. I also mixed them in water and gave them by dropper which she would take but not happily. I'm not sure if the helped or not because around that time I discovered what she was having issues with, dairy, and cut it out of my diet. After that it was a lot better.
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Can't you mix them with breastmilk?
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I tried them for colic when dd was smaller and it worked wonders! I bought a bottle of the powdered stuff at the health food store. The dosage was 1/4 tsp. I mixed it with a tsp of breastmilk, put it in a syringe and squirt it in the back of her mouth.

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We use Udos. They are awesome. Must be kept in fridge though. I put some in a spoon, get some baby drool on my finger and let DS suck it off. He enjoys it and it works for us. I didn't want him to equate it with nursing so I deliberately kept it separate.

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Sorry if this is o/t-but what's the difference between infant and adult probiotics? Thanks!

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From what I understand, there really isn't a difference... except for the fact that Bifidobacteria infantis is more common in infants, so it's the best to get. Am I right on that?
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