Do you give your breastfed babe either infant probiotics or CLO? Why or why not? And if so, what brands would you recommend?
Our 8-mo DD is thriving on BM, plus one small meal of solids per day. Since she's doing great, I hadn't really felt the need for such supplements. However, I read that Dr. Neustaedter recommends introducing CLO once you start babe on solids to ensure his/her developing brain still gets enough omega-3s. And then today, my DH mentioned that DD has kinda stinky breath, so I thought perhaps the bacteria in her mouth/digestive tract might be a bit off balance and that maybe we should give her probiotics a couple times per week. Is this just crazy talk?
An EFA supplement is a great thing to start at birth even if you ebf. It's fantastic for the immune system. Generally flaxseed oil is recommended for children. I use cod liver because it's a good source of vit d and rickets is a concern for us in Canada. Probiotics probably aren't necessary at this stage since she's still mostly bf. You could try cleaning her tongue and gums with a soft cloth or toothbrush and see if that helps with the breath odour.