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June 1st, 2009, 10:46 PM
Navykay's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Hi! I usually just lurk around, but have a question for you ladies. I found out this week that I tested positive for Group B Strep and a urinary tract infection. Fun, fun. So, I had to start a week of antibiotics today for the UTI and then I have to have more antibiotics during labor for the GBS. I am going to be getting some probiotics for myself tomorrow, but am wondering about giving my baby probiotics after she's born.

I'll be BFing like crazy, but am worried that she'll have lost all the good bacteria in her intestines and will need help building it up. Has anyone ever givin their baby probiotics? I've read on a few sights of moms mixing a powder form with breast milk and rubbing it on their nipples before BFing to get it to the baby. Just thought I'd ask here and see if anyone had any insight...

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June 1st, 2009, 11:23 PM
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I havent used that for the baby (but heard of it too), but i tested positive for GBS twice and never used antibiotics for it in labour. I did a lot of research and that was the choice I made based on the info I found.
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June 2nd, 2009, 06:05 AM
mgm78's Avatar Zoe's mom Meredith
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I had four or five bags of IV antibiotics last week during my labor and me and the baby seem to be ok. I did, however, eat a bunch of yogurt in the hospital

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June 2nd, 2009, 06:34 AM
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I have given my babies probiotis, Baby Jarro. when we had thrush and I was breast feeding. I put it on my nipple right before I would feed the baby. It cleared up the thrush quickly.

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June 2nd, 2009, 07:16 AM
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I had a very small bout of thrush early on and we too did protiotics on my nipple. I would also make sure you take them daily for a long time after, maybe up to a month. It won't hurt to be extra careful. A bad case of thrush early on can destroy a breastfeeding relationship. I got it really bad a few months back (made the first time seem like nothing) and it was torture. Literally.
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June 2nd, 2009, 09:22 AM
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Thank you for your responses! I hadn't even considered turning down the antibiotics during labor. At this point, having already at them for the UTI, I'm not sure if it's worth declining, but I will look into it to help decide for sure! Maybe I'll just have some probiotics on hand and only use them if it seems like she needs the help. Thanks again!

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