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Alec (7.5 months) is on antibiotics for an ear infection. I know that he needs acidopholus to help prevent diarrhea, but I don't know how much. I opened one of my capsules, dipped my finger in and let him suck it off. I did that 4 or 5 times and will do it each time he takes the antibiotics. Does that sound right? Should I have special baby acidopholus or is it okay to use the regular?

Also, will it help prevent any thrush? I know if *I* were on abx it would, but could him being on abx cause thrush in the first place? I'm deathly afraid of thrush, so anything I can do to prevent it, I'm gonna do!

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Hi, There's a really similar thread just a couple down from yours. It may have the answers you're looking for! Good luck
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LOL, I just noticed that thread. Too funny. Nobody said whether it's okay to open a regular capsule and give baby that acidopholus. Do you know if that's okay or do I need the infant kind?

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Could you try "Yo Baby" an Organic yougart made by Stonyfield Farms. (Of course I didn't note your state location, so you may not even have a store that sells that!) At any rate, I know yougart has great live active cultures that are good for the body. Our chiropractor told us when dd had her 1st ear infection that we could add acidopholus to some yougart for her. I don't know if your ds is eating solids, and if so what kind, but this may help!

I tend to live by "A yougart a day keeps cankers away."
When my 7-year old ds was 9 months old, he had his first canker, we started giving a yougart, and he hasn't had one since! (Knock on wood!)
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We do have YoBaby at stores here (Dallas), but Alec has dairy protein intolerance. If I have dairy and he gets it in breastmilk he screams 24/7, throws up, and sleeps even less than he normally does. So, we won't be doing any yogurt . Thanks for the suggestion, though.

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Bummer you can't use YoBaby-ds loves it. I know they make Soy Yogurt, but have never looked to see if they fortify w/probiotics, etc...

Yes, our ND gave us a bottle of
HMF: Lactobacillus & Bifidobacterium Culture by INterPlexus

Prob. in the fridge section of a good health food store.

I'm assuming any brand is fine, but I don't know. It did take 2 tries to find one that ds liked.

We have him 1/2 capsule 2x/day.
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I'm really picky, but I like Probiotics, which is a whole range of intestinal flora bacteria. I use one that is free of common allergens - dairy, corn, wheat etc. As mentioned before, should be in the refrigerated section of a health food/type store. But read the label! Some manufactured for use in infants have corn syrup solids. I'm not convinced that my DS didn't get sensitized to corn when he had to be on antibiotics at day 12 because of a bladder infection and I gave him some infant Probiotics grown on that stuff.

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