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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post

    Also, depending on his age you could introduce some home fermented foods like kefir. Kefir has helped my gut heal a lot. I love it!
    Hi, at what age is kefir ok to introduce? Thinking my 6 month old would benefit

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    It does sound like intolerance/s to me.

    Sometimes they can be 'outgrown' so just bear that in mind.

    I would try eliminating all gluten and see if that makes a difference. If it does, reintroducing rye/oats etc and he might be ok with those. Which would be good as it gives a lot more options.

    Also, I would highly recommend some high strength probiotics. Sometimes that is enough on it's own. Actually, I'd try that first.

    This is a link to the best ones I know of...

    http://www.bioceuticals.com.au/produ...abyBiotic-0yrs

    Also, depending on his age you could introduce some home fermented foods like kefir. Kefir has helped my gut heal a lot. I love it!
    Thanks, yes DS1 outgrew his but not until 15mths. He was no where near as symptomatic as DS2 though.

    He's only 12wks so still exclusively b/f. This probiotic sounds interesting, thanks. How would it help though with his issues? Sorry I'm not familiar with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peasmum View Post
    Hi, at what age is kefir ok to introduce? Thinking my 6 month old would benefit
    I've never looked right into it as we started drinking it when my youngest was 2, but I think I've heard it's best for 9 - 12 months plus... I can't remember why though sorry. 6 months could well be totally fine too, I'd just look into it a bit first.

    Let me know if you want grains, I have a very healthy culture that keeps growing, and I'm happy to share some with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    Thanks, yes DS1 outgrew his but not until 15mths. He was no where near as symptomatic as DS2 though.

    He's only 12wks so still exclusively b/f. This probiotic sounds interesting, thanks. How would it help though with his issues? Sorry I'm not familiar with it.
    Do you mean the babybiotic or the kefir? I've never tried to give probiotics to such a young baby (I would have if I had known about it with DD1 though!), but there is bound to be a way. Even taking it yourself would probably work some.

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    You can give the probiotic just by putting some on ur nipple before feeding, or on your finger.
    Bioceutucals babybiotic is fine for newborns, so is another one from biomedica called neocare (my naturopath recommended this one)
    I believe both are 'practitioner only' products meaning you get them from a naturopath although I got the bioceutucals one from a health store.


    - our little blessing - I'd love to start making kefir, that's very generous of you. Are you in Melbourne?

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    Yes I meant the probiotic sorry! I've read about making it in to a paste and popping on the nipple, so that's easy.

    I guess I'm still unsure how this would be of benefit with his intolerances though?

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    From what I understand (limited knowledge!), if the intolerance had caused an imbalance in the gut flora, or damage from inflammation, probiotics will help rectify it. Also, IF the intolerance is due to prior imbalance or damage, the probiotic can help heal the gut, potentially reducing symptoms.
    The digestive system is the major player in our immune systems so any improvement in the digestive functioning will positively impact on the immune system. So even if it doesn't impact the intolerance, they're worth trying.

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    I believe intolerances are caused by leaky gut - google it, it is very interesting - gut flora is very important in our immune response and an intolerance is a reaction to a substance our body cannot tolerate.

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    Peasmum - I've sent you a PM.

    Pesca - yep, what the others said. There is some very interesting research going on as to the role of good bacteria in digestion. A lot of people believe that intolerances can be a sign of an imbalance in this bacteria.

    We have lots of digestive problems in our family, and I've certainly found probiotics to be a huge help. DH swears that they help his depression too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    Peasmum - I've sent you a PM.

    Pesca - yep, what the others said. There is some very interesting research going on as to the role of good bacteria in digestion. A lot of people believe that intolerances can be a sign of an imbalance in this bacteria.

    We have lots of digestive problems in our family, and I've certainly found probiotics to be a huge help. DH swears that they help his depression too.
    Thanks very much. I'll definitely try and get some to try, can't hurt. His Dad has Crohn's disease too, so anything I can so to try and minimise my boys suffering from this too would be awesome!


 

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