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.
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.
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>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">In my experience Probiotics can contribute to more gas. Just a side effect to it.</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.