Mothering Forum banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,109 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Anyone else tried this? Do you think its a good idea?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,439 Posts
I didn't try it for gas, but my DS got them for thrush. Just be sure to ONLY give <i>B. infantis</i> until she's eating solids...most of the infant-specific probiotics are this strain only.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,526 Posts
I have given them to DS since he was tiny, but I disagree with the PP about only the one strain. Only one company claims that B Infantis is the only strain infants should have. It is important, but so are others. I prefer the Udos Infant Probiotic formula by Flora. My DS still gets his dose every day, it's awesome for the immune system as well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,737 Posts
How do you give it to an infant?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,526 Posts
When DS was only a few weeks old, I would put a little powder on my finger and sort of dump it on his tongue. It tasted ok I guess, he always liked it. When he was a little older, like 4-5 months I mixed it with an ounce of water and gave it to him in a sippy cup. I might have done that method earlier, but he never took a bottle.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,109 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
My chiropractor suggested putting it on my nipple, but I just dip my finger in it and put it in her mouth. She likes it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,438 Posts
I always use Maxi Baby-Dophilus by Country Life. I have never tried any others, simply because my local healthfood store carries this kind and it worked great for thrush.<br><br><a href="http://www.vitacost.com/CountryLifeMaxiBabydophilus" target="_blank">http://www.vitacost.com/CountryLifeMaxiBabydophilus</a>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
631 Posts
Please post and let us know if it worked for your gassy babe. I have gassy twins and would love to find something that works!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,526 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Indysmom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9024896"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">In my experience Probiotics can contribute to more gas. Just a side effect to it.</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
I have been in he heath industry for 15 years, I am an ND. I have never seen probiotics cause gas. Perhaps if they are dairy or soy based formulas and you have a sensitivity to either of those foods, but not the bacteria themselves.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top