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January 8th, 2010, 02:21 PM
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I was doing some reading and have read that it is a good idea to give infants on up probiotic supplements to help with their gastrointestinal tract....

Anyone have any input on this subject? Or where I might be able to get infant probiotics?
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January 8th, 2010, 02:41 PM
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buy at a health foods store. or get reg ones and open capsules.
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January 8th, 2010, 02:47 PM
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Are ther any you recommend?
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January 8th, 2010, 06:55 PM
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We used Baby Jarro, it works great. We used it a few times to help battle thursh while breast feeding. It was the only thing that worked and it only took 1 day to heal the baby.
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January 8th, 2010, 08:22 PM
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Would probiotics help with baby gas?
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January 9th, 2010, 12:18 AM
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I started giving them to Kya because she seemed to be having problems when I ate dairy. After a few days those problems went away completely. She rarely has painful gassy episodes now, though she does pass gas a lot (but that's mostly normal for babies). I just got capsules and opened them, put a little on my finger and let her suck on my finger. They do sell baby ones, I heard target has a liquid infant probiotic...
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January 9th, 2010, 06:44 AM
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I peronally would not give my very young infant probiotics on a regular basis, but that is just me. Maybe occasionally but not everyday.

Does Noelle have stomach pains type of gas? Gripe water works really well for that.
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I second gripe water for gas it works great. We only used the probiotics when we had thrush, and then occasionally after that to help keep thrush at bay.
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I don't give them on a regular basis either, just when she seems to have an upset tummy
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Oliver is on probiotics until Feb. The pedi wanted all the kids on them and vit D through the flu season.
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I went and bought Gripe Water but was hesitant to give it to Noelle fearing a allergic reaction... I was too afraid but gave her some finally today because she gets the hiccups all the time and they are painful... it helped the hiccups...


I also went and bought Udo's Infant Probiotics and gave her that today just one dose and probably won't do it everyday because you get a small amount and they are expensive. But it just seemed the Mylicon wasn't cutting it for her gas and I found that dairy was a culprit of her gas but she still has it so I am trying to give her relief while I figure out what I am eating that is giving her gas so bad...

I had read so many articles on Probiotics for helping infants with gas and figured I might as well try it, I hate seeing her in pain....
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January 10th, 2010, 10:51 AM
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yes, by all means! I was just saying at her age she probably doesn't need it everyday- give it to her as much as you think she needs but once that is all set, then just once in a while.

If you get the baby's bliss brand gripe water it has no alcohol or preservatives or anything else yucky. I hesitated to give it to Cadie for a while too but then kicked myself once I did because it helped so much. Her belly was HUGE and I didn't know it was the gas doing it. I cut out dairy and also figured out onions gave her horrible painful stomach pains. That was actually much harder for me to give up than the dairy.
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yes, by all means! I was just saying at her age she probably doesn't need it everyday- give it to her as much as you think she needs but once that is all set, then just once in a while.

If you get the baby's bliss brand gripe water it has no alcohol or preservatives or anything else yucky. I hesitated to give it to Cadie for a while too but then kicked myself once I did because it helped so much. Her belly was HUGE and I didn't know it was the gas doing it. I cut out dairy and also figured out onions gave her horrible painful stomach pains. That was actually much harder for me to give up than the dairy.

I only plan on using the Probiotics on days that she seems really gassy... it seemed to help her the other day, and I have given the Gripe water but it didn't seem to help her gas but has helped her hiccups tremendously. Noelle gets hiccups at least 3-4 times a day!!! And they cause her pain... or so it seems she cries out after every hiccup and you can tell its one of those inwards, taking in air hiccup... so I give her the gripe water and it pretty much ceases her hiccups...

I have cut out dairy for a week now, and her gas has subsided sum... I am on to drinking soy milk and not eating any cheeses or yogurts. She got gas bad last night because I just HAD to have a chicken ceasar salad and I am thinking salad does not agree with her... but the Probiotics seem to help IMO for gas, and the gripe water for hiccups... I just hate seeing her in pain
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January 10th, 2010, 04:41 PM
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Some babies that have a problem with dairy also have a problem with soy, so pay attention to how she reacts to that too.
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