I have a question about probiotics and I thought I would post it here. Can probiotics make your stool looser?
When DS1 was a toddler, he and I both were fanatically on the SCD for three years (he was nursing). Since then, we have added things back into our diet, but remain probably about 75% SCD, though I've added in things like sprouted grain bread. He's now almost 9. DS2 came along during all of this, but he did not have the intestinal issues DS1 had. UNTIL he had strep throat and I begrudgingly gave him abx, which I wish now I had not done. I tried giving him probiotics during the abx, but it almost seemed like the probiotics made him have looser stool. Since then, he has had mostly looser stools, and I've been giving him probiotics on and off, trying a few different kinds. I haven't been very scientific about it, so I'm really not sure, but it seems like the probiotics make it worse. Is this possible? For my DS1, they always make his stool firmer. I am so confused and don'tknow what to do. I feel like I know everything int he world about intestinal bacteria! I steeped myself in it when we were ont eh SCD for 3 years, but right now I don't know what to do, and I am kicking myself for not trusting myself and giving him the abx.
Thanks for listening, and any advice would be greatly apreciated.