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Personally I feel probiotics are imperative to health for everyone. IIRC, 70% of the immune system is in the gut, so if that's out of whack - voila you're sick. I don't have a particular site or book I read but my research on ds's autism directed me toward knowledge of gut health.
We take high-vitamin CLO, probiotic, vit c (Ascorbic acid daily and Sodium Ascorbate when getting sick) and eat a fairly healthy diet including as much raw food and milk as we can get. There are other things we rotate (enzymes and supplements we can't rely on from our food locally) but the first ones are what I consider 'fundamentals' for us.
If we start to get sick we can address it with Sambucol (brand name, but not something I think you're supposed to take long term or daily, though I could be wrong) or any number of herbs, depending on what's going on. I try to do what I can w/o becoming a vitamin medicine cabinet, y'know?
Good luck on the relactating! I also suggest the Traditional Foods forum for more nutritional info. I think if you can start with your diet you get a huge boost all-around.
HTH - Jen