Discussion in 'Matters Of The Heart' started by hcarole, Jul 6, 2008.
does anyone know if it's advisable for a 2 y.o. child to consume a bottle of Yakult every day?
hehe... Every time my boy cried for Yakult when I open the fridge, I will drink half and mix the rest with water to make it more diluted coz i think the taste is too sweet.
I read from a magazine that Fen Ying the DJ I think is FM Love 97.2 who is the spokeperson for Yakult/Vitagen cannot remember which. Well she said she feed her child Yakult around 6mths old - 1 teaspoon...then gradually increase intake as the child gets older.
my PD advises Yakult only after 2 yrs old. apparently, the bacteria that is good for us is not good for young kids / babies.
Wow if that's the case better follow the PD. Hi MissingAN (dna), How much do we feed to a 2 yr old child?
my younger brother (when he was round 2.5 yrs old) got asthma attack after daily intake of yakult / vitagen over a period of 1-2 months. It seems that yakult is too "cold" for kids. 2-3 times a week @ half bottle and diluted with water seems ok. but not too much.
hi chen mama,
maybe gradually increase for a 2 yr old child. i also don't know. depends on if yr child can take cold things i guess. cos i did not give my kids after PD tell me bacteria not good for the kids. maybe when they are older.
I don't give my kid Yakult as firstly it is TOO SWEET, secondly I am giving him probotics(live bacteria). When he requests for it, I would rather buy Vitagen.
Hmm.. my pd gave me the green light to give my 1.5 yr old daughter Yakult and she has been taking it pretty often since. Usually half a bottle a day. So far no problem.
Crossing my fingers...
hi mummies, i tried giving Yakult to my 2 yr old son and he had runny stools for many days...
think the bateria too strong..
now only give him half a bottle and only twice a week...
Hi to all Mummies, i had one DD and she is 20 mths now. My gal had been drinking Yakult since she was 15 to 16 mtonths old. And on alternate day, i will give her one bottle to drink by herself. So far, nothing went wrong (Touchwood). But i still like to seek advice from our mothers out there, is it advisable to give it to my gal?
Our going to 3 yr old boy takes once everyday,
so far ok.
My boy is 4 now. He started on Yakult around 2.5 but we switched to Vitagen due to the supposedly lower sugar content.
It all depends on the child. I used to give my #1. Then after a period like 6mths later, she got those thick phlegm, and won't go off no matter what medicine the doctor gave. I gave up and brought her to see chinese physician, then got "scolded" by him. He said shouldn't give yakult frequently to young child. He's not the only chinese physician that "scolded" me, in fact, got "scolded" by 2 different chinese physicians. Since then, I restrict the intake, give only very little bit like one or two slips per week.
To my understanding it's advisable to give twice a week yakult/vitagen. It will cause phelgm if it's given daily.
noticed my boy will LS if he takes 1 bottle of yakult everyday so i try to restrict his consumption or share half with him
I agree with Jenny. My kids (3 and 2 )had alot of phelgm when they drank yakult and coughed non-stop. After I stopped their intake totally, they stopped couginh
i give my boy twice a wk 1 bot to drink by himself since he is 18mths. but i usually dun give immediately when take from fridge. always put outside awhile.. i notice that his poo is watery.. wont call it LS.. some ppl say its gd (cos it pai tu) duno true anot
Yakult make child asmatic.
I saw a few of my cousin gotten due to prolong drinking Yakult.
If really must drink half a botle wil do but not immediately from the fridge.
Hope this help.
why would yakult cause asthma? what ingredients does it have?
Heard from the old folks and a chinese doc from HK saying that yakult is too cooling for the lungs as the young kids lung is still developing and growing.
Yes, my kid loves Yakult... takes one bottle a day
my pd dont advise young children to drink Yakult everyday
Not advisable to drink yakult everyday, it's too yin as it contains a lot of sugar.If it's natural, it'll not be sweet but sour, so they add sugar for it to taste better. If you want yr kids to hv good bacteria in their intestines, miso soup with organic seaweeds will be a better choice. It strengthens the intestines and provides a lot of minerals for their growing body. That is what the Japanese eats everyday, and it promotes longevity. Miso also hv vit B12.
Out of curiosity: Miso soup in Chinese is called as Wei Jin Tang so does it mean alot of MSG? I thought this is unhealthy.
it's not wei jing tang,
it's wei zhen tang.
Use Mugi Miso ( can be bought from organic stores like Nature's Glory), it's known as barley miso which is safe to use everyday. Most singaporeans might not be used to the light salty taste(as we are used to the rich meat soup taste, if you add vegetable like carrots, onions etc, it'll make the soup sweet. For a richer taste, you can add fish or meat. For kids, you can dilute a bit with water. Miso soup is also good for digestion.
Thanks leng leng for clarifying to mamachen.
Thanks leng leng for the explanation.
I shall let my kid try the miso soup. Thanks for the recommendation, ping ping.
can Try Eu Ren Sang's Si Shen Powder.. add into soup everyday... improve and strengthens intestines too.. safer.. tasteless..
u mean we can use the Mugi Miso as a seasoning to cook soup?
Pls enlighten me. Cause i have been using those knorr ikan bilis to cook soup for my son.
wow. the Mugi Miso cost $15.80....
Yes, mugi miso can be used to cook miso like what the Japanese does. You only add miso when the soup is simmering, as high heat will kill the enzymes and good bacteria. I bought the organic Mugi Miso from nature's Glory before, it cost abt $10.80 for 400g. Just saw that they don't hv it at that price anymore.
I'll check with them whether do they hv it, and let you know. Grace, I may not access to some of the threads if you need me to reply you, you can pm me, ok.
I hv checked with Nature's Glory. Mugi Miso Organic Nature's Glory 400g is at $9.30. The link is http://www.natures-glory.com/sub_organics_details.asp?ProductSID=3993&CatSID=16.
if compare to the seasoning that i am using to cook mee for my son is it better.
i am using the maggie concentrated chicken stock, the one in yellow glass bottle, it advertise that they use double boil for long hours.
is the mugi miso better? how does it taste
For me, I find miso is better as it has enzymes ( as it's fermented) and it's fresh. If you cook soup with meat, a tiny bit of miso will make it taste sweet. You can adjust accordingly to the taste that you like. When I cook with vegetables like cabbage, onion and carrots, the soup taste sweet. However, don't put too much as it has some salt content esp for kids. You can buy non organic miso from japanese supermarkets to try out first, in case you are not comfortable using miso to cook.
Miso helps in digestion and tones the intestines. I guess that explains why the Japanese elderly lived so long.
I hv never used Maggie concentrated chicken stock. I think freshly cooked chicken soup stock is fresher than those ready ones. I think they do add preservatives in Maggie concentrated chicken stock to preserve the stock freshness. Did you check the ingredients used to make the stock?
ya i checked....
nothing much but also added salt....
wats the difference between organic miso and non organic miso
No diff in taste (organic/non--organic miso). Organic miso may not taste as smooth. Both have msg anyway.
hmmmmmmmm...MSG?? then deficts the purpose of healthy living.....
am i right to say that?
Not all MISO has MSG,
look into their ingrediants.
Usually instant/powdered types have MSG,
purchase those in purest form, usually at chiller area in soft paste, but very expensive
I hv been using organic miso (in paste form) for 5 years, and it doesn't contain msg at all. Like what leng leng said, you hv to look at the ingredients. I hv to keep it in the fridge as it's fresh miso, not the powdered type. There are many types of miso in the market, so you hv to look at the ingredients.
If miso has msg, I would not recommend it and I don't like msg, cos it makes me thirsty.
The ingredients in the miso that I bought are: Organic soybeans, water, barley,sea salt and Aspergillus Oryzae(koji).
Pls note that MSG is Monosodium glutamate. Do look out for this in the ingredients list, as they don't always use the short form version.
You can read more on MSG
I found something interesting on side effects of MSG
Yes, nvr give yakult to ur kid. My sis suffer asthnma becos of this.
Totally agree. I am now convinced.
Gave my son just 1/5 of a bottle of low sugar vtgen a few days ago and he's been coughing.
now I can understand why my son is coughing and phlegming. He's even taking Ventolin. I'm stop Yakult definitly!!
I remember coughing every night when I was a child till my throat's almost ripped. The doctor put it to ice-water etc but come to think of it, it could be Yakult 'cos I had a bottle of it almost everyday.
No more phlegm now for my toddler. Stopped all of these 'drinks': Vitagen, Yakult and Meiji. Phew.
Was all my fault - gave in to temptation one day when I was at the baby room at Isetan. (They have a Yakult vending machine)
My Dr advice , Yakult after 2, Ribena after 4
A TCM doc told me no yakult for young children, 3 y old also cannot, too cooling, plus the so called good bacteria is not good for the little tummies!
How true, my boy got v bad sinus all of a sudden after frequent drinking of yakult!!! He woke up a few nites crying that he couldn't breathe though I couldn't see any mucus in his nose, Now on 3 mths medicine.....
If really need good bacteris, better get those type from PD, more effective!
my 3yo gal was on Yakult and she cough, phelgm and vomit (at times), coz too cold.
actually if they are taken out of fridge, shouldn't be a prob.
The best thing is to blend it wif water, too sweet, causing too much phelgm.
if child like its, no harm giving them Yakult, but no need to drink everyday. Average 3days apart (blend with water).
My son (30mths) love yakult too. He started drinking when he was about 26mths old.
I felt it is way too sweet, have switched to Vitagen since then.
As a kiasu mother, i usually allowed him to drink vitagen only on weekends either as a rewards (being good boy) or to brighten his day.(sat or sun - 1 full bottle per week)
So far so good. But i did make sure it was cooled down and not given to him straight from the fridge.
my daughter took one bottle of yakult almost daily since 1.5yr old , so far so gd, she's 2 years old now. i let her take them becos she refused to drink plain water. i rather she drank yakult than no water at all. I also let her drink the Doraemon yogurt drink. Drives me crazy. Honey water don't talk, plain water also don't take, ribena also don't like.
maybe she onli likes stuff with milky taste
haha.....today morning i tried to give her juice diluted with water..she finished all..another alternatives to choose from.
Everything in moderation. We let the kid try various drinks and now he knows which ones he prefers. Only water and milk at home. Out there, a few sips of soft drinks and juices. Sometimes Yakult but not too much 'cos it induces cough for both him/me
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