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    Default Probiotics, how do you give it?

    I have been given a probiotic to use because my daughters (nearly 3 yrs old) are on antibiotics. It's a powder and I've tried mixing it into their water cup but it doesn't dissolve particularly well. What's the best way to use it? It's a teaspoon or two a day.

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    Have you tried mixing it with yoghurt or similar?

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    Oh yes!! Hadn't even thought of that!! Had thought cereal but it didn't dissolve. Of course. ..thanks.

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    My dd has to have a daily zinc supplement. I dissolve the powder in a tiny amount of hot water, then add cold water for her to drink it. Would that work?

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    I wasn't sure if hot water would kill the probiotic though. The yoghurt worked!

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    I was thinking the hot water would kill it too. Especially because it should be kept in the fridge? (assuming it's bioceuticals?)

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    Hot water will kill probiotics, refrigerated or not.

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    Default Probiotics, how do you give it?

    I just sprinkle on breakfast. Usually yogurt or fruit. Sometimes I put in in a smoothy. Any sweet cold food would be fine.
    Have you finished giving the antibiotics? Generally you wouldn't give the antibiotics and the probiotics at the same time. X

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    My probiotics say to give double the amount when on antibiotics and the pharmacist recommended it! Hmmm.....

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    Just thought I'd add my two cents: I am currently in the baby stages of starting up a business in fermented foods. They are basically probiotics in a nutritional form. I make water kefir, kraut, kimchi and other types of ferments. You can even make fermented tomato ketchup with a little whey as the starter. It's super easy and soooo beneficial for gut health. I know this isn't what your post is about, but in case they won't take the powdered PBs, you can always try the nutritional ones I mentioned. My kids love my creations and none of us ever really get sick, get infections or need to see doctors 😊

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