Sunday, March 27, 2011

Probiotics Nannies Love for Colic

Last week on the Be the Best Nanny Newsletter blog we discussed colic.

We discussed the results of a study that compared the effectiveness of probiotics to simethicone. Simethicone is an anti-gas and anti-bloating substance commonly used to treat symptoms of colic. After giving babies the probiotic 'lactobacillus reuteri' for one-week, 95 percent of them showed reduced symptoms. In the simethicone group only seven percent of the babies showed any improvement within the same time period.

Below are some probiotics recommended to use for colic. Please do not add probiotics to baby's diet before consulting the infant's pediatrician. Probiotics can be mixed with baby's milk or use the formula listed below. Tests have shown that a daily dose for one or two weeks can reduce symptoms of colic dramatically.

Everidis BioGaia Probiotic Drops is a well-known producer of probiotics that makes supplements for people of all ages. Product information provided by Everidis BioGaia Probiotic Drops explains that BioGaia products contain the bacteria L. reuteri Protectis. This probiotic bacteria has been shown to be safe and effective for use by children in numerous clinical trials., an independent resource to help parents treat colic, describes many of the potential advantages of Everidis BioGaia Probiotic Dropsfor infants. One clinical study described by explains that Everidis BioGaia Probiotic Drops reduced the crying time babies with colic from 159 minutes per day to 51 minutes a day. Everidis BioGaia Probiotic Drops are administered by adding the drops to your infant's formula. This product works best when it is used on a daily basis.

Udo's Choice Infant's Blend Probiotic supplement contains a blend of seven probiotics., an independent consumer review resource, explains that these probiotics found in Udo's Choice are specifically thought to maximize infant digestive health. According to product information supplied by Udo's Choice Infant's Blend Probiotic 2.64-Ounces, babies born by caesarean section as well as non-breast fed babies may have less probiotics in their intestines. By using Udo's Choice, you may be able to replenish some healthy bacteria to your infant to calm digestive issues at the root of colic. Udo's Choice Infant's Blend Probiotic is supplied as a dried powder that can be added to your baby's formula one to three times per day.

Nutramigen Formula with Enflora LGG is an infant formula specifically designed to help relieve colic in babies. According to Enfamil, this formula is supplemented with the probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, or LGG. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston explains that LGG relieves a number of intestinal problems in children as well as adults and may help to treat colic.


1 comment:

Dawn said...

Anything that reduces a babies crying time has to be good news for mothers and caregivers.

LGG (Lactobacillus GG) has been very well researched and has proven useful for both adults and babies.