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Anyone have any suggestions of good probiotic supplements for kids (DS is 3 1/2), besides the gummy-type kind?


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Lifeway kefir might be a good option.They have a varietyof products,flavors,and some soy alternatives for those allergic to dairy.

 

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I do give him the Lifeay Kefir yogurt, but do they actually sell supplements too? I checked out their site and didn't see that they sold them.

 

Also, when giving probiotics, is that something you need to consult the doctor for? I didn't think you need to but I was just on Mercola's site and he said to check with your doctor or ped firstshrug.gif


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I think the *check with your doctor* is something that helps them avoid any legal issues with things they write.Unless there is an allergy to milk I can not imagine the kefir causing a problem.

 

No,they do not seem to sell anything in pill or powder form,but I have read the *activity* of such probiotics is far lower than that of the live cultured milk and soy products.

 

You are lucky your child takes the lifeway.My son will only drink it as a medicine in one of those medicine measuring cups,lol.

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You are lucky your child takes the lifeway.My son will only drink it as a medicine in one of those medicine measuring cups,lol.


I honestly don't think it's very good either.  I'm shocked my son will drink it!
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What about Lifeway's ProBugs line? It comes in four flavors and contains 10 live probiotic cultures so there's no need for a supplement.

http://lifeway.net/Products/ProBugs.aspx

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Our favorite is Primal Defense Kids by Garden of Life, because it has S. Boulardii in it.


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Our favorite is Primal Defense Kids by Garden of Life, because it has S. Boulardii in it.

I've been using this, but wondering what is great about s boulardii?

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