Probiotics?? JULY 2008

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Probiotics?? JULY 2008

With the recent stomach flu ripping through our house I got to thinking. Anyone give their babies or kids probiotics? The ER doc reccomended one called Culturelle.

I haven't given it to Allie only Kayla, but it is supposed to help with your immune system. God knows our preshcooler needs help with that! She is sick ALL THE TIME!

I am also considering us taking the adult version of it, to help with what they bring home to us all the time.

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we (DH & I) eat yogurt w/ probiotics. *knock on wood* neither of us is really ever sick. I've had two colds in the last 9 years.....we attribute it to that and to the fact we probably eat 30 oranges each per day in the winter. lol.

i'd say anything that helps keep kids healthy and from spreading germs...it's hard to get preschoolers (and younger) to keep their hands clean....

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At the risk of sounding Naive...what are probiotics?

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"Leigh_Anne" wrote:

it's hard to get preschoolers (and younger) to keep their hands clean....

So true!

Kayla went back to daycare today and I gave her three rules to follow:

1. Don't put your hands in your mouth! She has Angelina Jolie lips and she picks them all day long.
2. Wash your hands everytime you are done with the potty!
3. No sharing food or drinks with your friends.

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"girlisrad" wrote:

At the risk of sounding Naive...what are probiotics?

it's like living (good) bacteria in the form of a supplement or put into foods like yogurt. they help your immune system by lowering the pH levels so bad bacteria cannot grow...

sounds so yummy LOL

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Oh ok... i was thinking it was like Airborne or something... im lame :bonkself:

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Well said Leigh-Anne!
I believe they were recommended to us because of the inevitable dreaded "D" that follows a stomach flu.

But they seem to be getting lot of good press lately for overall immune benefits

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Me and the boys take it.

Probiotics kind of stimulate the good bacteria to grow in your gut. The good bactera helps to kill off the bad bacteria. After taking antibiotics you should always take probiotics because antibiotics kill off a lot of those good bacteria.

Probiotics help with diarhea but can make you a little stopped up. I give the boys probiotics everyday and FSO about every other day but if they start having poop issues from the probiotics then I give them a bit more FSO.

I do not give any to Aybra yet as I figure she gets a lot through my milk.

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Yea we eat lots of yogurt around here. It works the same and is cheaper then buying the "Probiotics" stuff.

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"BigRed79" wrote:

Yea we eat lots of yogurt around here. It works the same and is cheaper then buying the "Probiotics" stuff.

Yogurt only works if it has active or live cultures in it.

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Thanks for your replies ladies.

Courtney - What is FSO?

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i take HUGE doses of probiotics to help fight the yeast i struggle with. i put some pbx powder on my finger and let luken suck it off.

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"CourtneyS" wrote:

Yogurt only works if it has active or live cultures in it.

Good point. We do check that.

We have actually given our cattle plain yogurt before to help with the "D" too (vet prescribed) and it helped. Smile

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