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It is an ABC News video from today I believe. I cannot link to it directly, but here is the website. It is called "Bacteria for Babies".

Here is a smaller yahoo article.

I find this so fascinating b/c my older son had a NICU stay and tons of preventative (read: not needed) full spectrum antibiotics. He suffered from leaky gut and tons and tons of "food allergies" after his one vax. We put him on Reuteri and for the first time ever, he had solid poops (he is almost 5).

This is the brand of reuteri I bought. And in older kids, it looks like Stonyfield farm yogurt adds reuteri to its yogurt. Here is another lil' blurb about reuteri.
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Thanks for posting! Amazing how "nature's medicine" can cure doc's mistakes.
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after dd1's problems with allergies and candida, when dd2 came along i gave her baby's jarrodophilus by spoon, hoping to give her a little ammunition against developing candida problems. she was not colicky, but then she's also a very different personality than dd1, mellower. i didn't know about l. reuteri then. i should look into it. thanks for the info.

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Does anyone know if there is another l.reuteri brand? That ones contains dairy that dd is avoiding.

I'm so glad mainstream doctors are finally accepting the importance of gut bacteria.
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yay! alright already!

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Yeah we all take reuteri around here. We think it is great and we have had better results with it than with other probiotics... My sister is a huge advocate of it since it cured the chronic recurring yeast infection that she had forever.
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One of the best strains of human origin out there! Originally isolated from a bf'ing mama in the Andes I think...
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I think any prep of L. Reuteri will be dairy based as that is its natural growth medium and probably will not grow otherwise. Certain strains favor their natural environment. Nature's Way Reuteri capsules don't contain dairy in the ingredients but will contain traces of dairy and soy as stated on label.
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Here is study link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...arch&DB=pubmed

Reuteri also inhibits s. mutans the cavity bacteria.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...=pubmed_docsum

And it really kicks butt at stopping diarrhea.

I Reuteri can't you tell?
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Here is study link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...arch&DB=pubmed

Reuteri also inhibits s. mutans the cavity bacteria.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...=pubmed_docsum

And it really kicks butt at stopping diarrhea.

I Reuteri can't you tell?
WOW!

so maybe open a capsule and put a little in the mouth right before bed?

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Thanks for posting! Amazing how "nature's medicine" can cure doc's mistakes.



But not that they'll admit it ever. At best they'll say take that WITH abx. They know very little about healing really.
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Precisely why we don't use 'em!
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I like Stonyfield farms. What other ways can you get it? In a powder, pill???

What's your favorite one?
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okay, so is this something you take just until the gut is populated, or something you'll take forever and forever?

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I like Stonyfield farms. What other ways can you get it? In a powder, pill???

What's your favorite one?
look at the link in the op (reuteri in blue. i'd re-link it, but i don't know how yet, i'm still somewhat luddite-ish).

kundalini-mama, i paid $22/90 caps at my local HFS last weekend. i looked at the nature's way link, and used their links to online sources to price compare, much cheaper. do you have a favorite source?

and yogurt makers, would it make ok tasting yogurt? i think i read somewhere that someone did, and it tasted icky. any experience?

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I order mine through my hfs, I think they were like $9/bottle (Nature's Way).

I did make yogurt w/it & my son said it was vile. I added 2 capsules per quart w/my starter & I ended up making cheese out of it as he would not touch it.

If your kiddos are on solids & can eart dairy based probiotics (which reuteri is any way), Primal Defense has a new kids probiotic powder--banana flavor. You might be able to combine the 2 for taste.
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I order mine through my hfs, I think they were like $9/bottle (Nature's Way).

If your kiddos are on solids & can eat dairy based probiotics (which reuteri is any way), Primal Defense has a new kids probiotic powder--banana flavor. You might be able to combine the 2 for taste.
$9 for 30 capsules, or for 90? if you're planning on long term use, FYI i just ordered from Vitamin Cottage 1-800-817-9415, $15.89 for 90. if you buy $75 worth of supplements they waive shipping. (i did, because i'm the probiotic fairy in my IRL circle, pushing them onto all those i know who keep taking antibiotics). i also did a "$price for 1 dose of x-billion CFU's" comparison, and the powder is more than twice as expensive once you take into account that it's got more fillers and less CFU's per dose.

we take primal defense, too, my 5yo can swallow a half tab, i pre-crush/chew a half tab for the 2yo, who eagerly gobbles it up like a baby bird. i didn'tt know there was a "kid's" type.

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