Sometimes the early days of a newborns life can be challenging and babies experience uncomfortable and unpleasant symptoms. When this happens it is painful for everyone. Probiotics can help in these instances. Here are few conditions experienced by babies, which probiotics can help reduce or alleviate:
Colic can be common in the first few months of life and is a sign that baby is suffering from digestive upset and pain. If breastfeeding, it is important that mom check her own diet for potential problematic foods. If bottle-feeding it may be an indication that baby is having a hard time digesting the current formula and an alternative may help. In both situations adding probiotics can help ease discomfort by aiding digestion.
Constipation is not too common in newborns but it does occur occasionally. It is more likely to be experienced by older babies, especially once foods are beginning to be introduced. Probiotics can aid digestion and support healthy elimination.
Eczema can be a sign that baby is reacting to a food or chemical in their diet (or mom’s diet if breastfeeding) or environment or that there is an imbalance of the good and bad bacteria in the digestive tract. Adding probiotics helps increase the good bacteria in the body, which further keeps the bad bacteria in check.
Jessica William's, co-founder of BodyAwakeningCo.
Jessica has a Masters of Science Degree in Holistic Nutrition. She has over a decade of experience working within the nutrition and health industry, has managed one of the world’s leading detox and cleansing retreat centers and has taken hundreds (if not thousands) of people through cleansing and detox programs.