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12 months old can take probiotics?

Discussion in 'Temporary Holding Place' started by shn_23, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. shn_23

    shn_23 New Member

    I'm sending my bb to an infant care, scare that she might contact cough & flu easily. Jus wonder if I give probiotics to her will help? and can they like young ones take probio?
    any side effect?
    currently saw a brnd BIO-3 probiotics. any1 tried that b4?

  2. young_mummy

    young_mummy Member

    Both my girls take probiotics. The younger girl took it since she is 3mths old.

    Aft long term of taking the probiotics they don't get stomach flu.. But of course they do get normal cough and flu once in awhile.
  3. blissbless

    blissbless New Member

    Technically, after 1 years old, can try kids on any food [​IMG]
  4. smurfygal

    smurfygal Member

    My bb is taking Nan FM which contains probiotics and DHA. Is it still advisable to give her probiotics and DHA supplements?
  5. weishy

    weishy New Member

    HI my girl also taking probatics daily but doesnt help on her bowel movements.......
  6. p_moments

    p_moments New Member

    yes...you can start taking probiotics at around 1 year old. heard that LGG probiotics are good but its quite expensive.
  7. Audrey6

    Audrey6 Member

    How about taking bananas? Heard that it is rich prebiotics.
    weishy, you might want to try Friso. You may get samples online to try out. My boy used to this problem on other milk powder but after trying Friso, problem solved.
  8. easy

    easy New Member

    I have been giving bb probiotics from childlife (combination of probiotics and colustrum)since a few months. I believe she is much stronger than her older sister because of this.
  9. bluemarinesg

    bluemarinesg New Member

    yup, Junior has been taking probotic since he's around 3 mths old. does his gut system good [​IMG]
  10. rapple01

    rapple01 Member

    Same here..been giving my gal probiotics since she was 6mo. She's hardly ever sick & her bowels r now regular.
  11. strawberrina

    strawberrina Member

    give ur baby yogurt? i give mine daily
  12. hlmommy

    hlmommy New Member

    tulippe;tks alot but not every time she likes bananas....depending on her mood [​IMG] she's not a food lover le.

    strawberrina:gave hayley yogurt daily too aalso dun help
  13. atinarin

    atinarin New Member

    will there be a point where the probiotics no longer work?
    As in the child's system becoming immune to them
  14. ~dg~

    ~dg~ New Member

    nope, it's basically replenishing the good bacteria back in your body. treat it like vit c...you won't get immune to vit c, you jus need to replenish or supplement ur body with more.
  15. atinarin

    atinarin New Member

    thanks dumbger, that's assuring
  16. mamatammy

    mamatammy New Member

    actually probiotics do not help immune system to prevent cold and cough, but more for strong digestive system.

    try baby yogurt for natural probiotic. bananas do not have probiotic but is good for regulating bowel movement and prune juice also good.
  17. delonix

    delonix Member

    Totally agree with Tammy Tan. Her science is accurate [​IMG]

    I would feed 2 spoonfuls of plain yogurt (I used Pauls') to my girl to treat her diarrhoea. The recovery is almost miraculous. The beneficial bacteria (i.e. probiotics) in the yogurt would help improve the colon health. Do note that not all yogurt have live bacteria.

    I took my girl out of infant care centre after 6 months as she kept falling sick with no signs of recovery. She's looked after by a good nanny now and has not fallen ill since.

    It is a fact that young kids' immune system is relatively weak and still developing. My ex-colleague used to pump a cocktail of TCM into his infant to boost his immunity at the infant care centre.
  18. happymrskoh

    happymrskoh Member

    the PD near my mum's place always prescribes probiotics to my daughter (she's 1 year old) whenever i bring her there..sometimes i wonder if it's really neccessary.
  19. erne

    erne Member

    where did you get the probiotics? which brand?
  20. delonix

    delonix Member

    Hi Wei,

    Probiotics are generally bacteria. They are available in the pure form (solution or powder) from clinics - prices differ. Alternatively, you could get them through yoghurt, just ensure that the yoghurt states that it contains 'live culture/bacteria'. Go for reliable brands.
  21. yokine3a

    yokine3a New Member

    Go for pure favour yogurt, not those with fruits, they come with too much sugar.
  22. susanchan

    susanchan New Member

    In-Liven is the result of over 20 years research & development. The bacteria are produced from fruits and vegetables and not fast-tracked from faecal matter. Contains significant enzymes, vital amino acids and a broad spectrum of essential nutrients.

    To re-colonise the gastrointestinal tract with the full spectrum of Lactobacillus (friendly) bacteria.

    Blend with water or juice to make a delicious smoothie or sprinkle on your favourite food.

    1 teaspoon, 1 to 3 times daily[​IMG]
  23. mehui

    mehui New Member

    What does the powder form priobiotics taste like? Can't take yogurt 'cos usually end up bloated and feeling yucky for hours after. Any brands to recommend?

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