Probiotics And Breastfed Baby?!

I hear so many mothers talking about giving their breastfeeding baby probiotics and I just don’t understand. Breastfeeding babies do not need probiotics! What is breastmilk? Nothing can compare to the goodness of breastmilk. There is no probiotic that you can buy or give them that can even stand up in a competition to breastmilk.

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  1. Probiotics.org on October 10, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Hey Done Naturally! I just went to a probiotics conference that discussed this very topic. What you’re saying is correct…except for 1 single probiotic strain that breast feeding babies must have. Around 90% of American mothers lack B infantis. This strain is more susceptible to antibiotics than other strains, so that’s why it gets knocked out in most mothers, even those who breast feed (average American has ~20 courses of antbiotics by the time they are 20). If an infant has B infantis and is breast fed (it must be both), it seems correlated with reduction in inflamamtion, as well as possibly 5x reduced chance of food allergies later in life. I would say that B infantis is about the only strain that is very likely needed to be supplemented with breast feeding mothers – so you are right outside of that one single strain…early in life, for a breast fed infant that has B infantis present…about 90% of the bacteria in an infants intestines will be B infantis. https://www.evivo.com/ has spent ~40M USD on studies on this topic. Probiotics are needed in ~90% of cases in the USA…babies in less developed countries have a much higher presence of B infantis so they wouldn’t need probiotic supplementation. Thannks for reading and speading the word about this 1 special case of probiotic supplemenation with breast feeding!

  2. maryrichnat on October 10, 2021 at 8:21 am

    What about for treating thrush?

  3. Linda H on October 10, 2021 at 8:31 am

    I wish I saw this video before I spent $40 on the less than 1 oz probiotic vial I bought on my pediatrician’s recommendation

  4. Rachel Mitchell on October 10, 2021 at 8:47 am

    If the mother doesn’t take probiotics they both need them, js

  5. Federica Mellado on October 10, 2021 at 8:57 am

    So, probiotics for baby isn’t necessary since they receive it naturally via breast. But what about mom?
    That’s what I want to know, will consuming them help mom in postpartum recovery?

  6. Maria Sanchez on October 10, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Thank you!. I only started my baby on probiotics when he refused to breast feed. Formula was so hard on him and the probiotics, specifically L. Reuteri, really aided him and relieved his reflux. He is now a happy and well varied eater. 20 months old.

  7. Alex LG on October 10, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Beautiful! 😍 💪

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