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#1 of 5 Old 09-22-2008, 09:06 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi ladies. My 3 month old is very gassy and doesn't sleep well. We've tried everything and now I think that I will try probiotics. Has anyone has success with them? Also, where can I buy locally? I live in Baltimore County. Thanks!
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I used probiotics for my son and they really helped with his digestive problems. We still use them today. I asked my pediatrician about the "baby" ones and she said it did not make a difference if you use the ones marketed towards an infant or the regular ones. I am a big fan of PB8, personally. I don't know where you can get them where you live, but the average natural foods store or Whole Foods will have them.
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I can't recall the brand that we use, but I got one specifically for at least kids if not infants at The Health Concern in downtown Towson. I bought it when I took a round of antibiotics for an ear infection when ds was 15 months old, and still add it to his yogurt when I think about it.

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If you have a My Organic Market near you, they also have them there. I didn't have much luck with them because DD has many food allergies, so I couldn't find any without any of the ingredients she was allergic to. But my husband said they worked great for him!

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Can you check with your local pharmacy? My ped told us about Florastor. I think you can get it without a prescription but it's a behind the counter thing. My daughter was a little older though so I'm not sure if it's okay for a 3 month old. She recommended it after the flu bug when we had digestive issues.
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