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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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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