How To Give Your Baby Probiotics


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One of the most asked questions I get in my inbox is how to give a baby probiotics. More and more parents are getting educated and waking up to the fact that gut health is the foundation of all health and that if the bad bacteria takes over in your digestive system, you are pretty much screwed.

But rest easy, it can be fixed with the right tools and some hard work!

In a magic perfect world, pregnant mama would be eating a perfect, nutrient dense diet full of raw, cultured dairy, and fermented drinks and vegetables-both full of probiotics, eating little to no grains and sugar and would have perfect digestion. She would have medium brown poop, that floats, and she would go three times a day after every meal. That she, then in turn, would pass that perfect digestion on to her baby, via the bacteria in amniotic fluid and in her vagina when she gives birth.

But the sad reality is that most women have been on the SAD (Standard American Diet) diet for years. They eat lots of grains and sugars that feed the bad bacteria, which also means that not only do not get enough nutrients going in their bodies in the first place, their digestion is so poor they can’t absorb it anyway. And on top of poor diet, they have probably been on birth control for many years and done many rounds of antibiotics, further wiping out the good bacteria in their gut.

And then that gets all passed to the baby. The quality of digestion and amount of good bacteria in mom is exactly what is given to baby, for better or worse.

Babies are not supposed to have allergies, eczema, colic, or gas.  They are not supposed to be constipated for days or have ridiculous blow out poops. They are not supposed to be insanely fussy after a feeding and spit up like crazy.   They are not supposed to get lots of colds, fevers, or have weak immune systems overall.  They are not supposed to be skinny either.

Another sad fact to add and complicate matters – babies who are not born vaginally don’t get access to the good bacteria in mom’s vagina (if she has them in the first place) and instead that baby has to try to inoculate their system based on a sterile operating room. Then if those babies are fed formula or poor quality breastmilk, as their first food, the bad bacteria has such a leg up at that point, that a life time battle has been set up for that baby to keep the bad bacteria in their system in check.

Ugh, I know this is kind of depressing and hard to read especially if you are like me and were not able to give your baby perfect digestion, but keep reading please.

So what to do if you had a poor diet in pregnancy, or maybe you had a great diet in pregnancy, but you yourself were gifted with a weak and compromised digestion system from your own mother and you passed that on to your baby?

Give them probiotics. 

If your baby is colicky or has any other healthy issues, and you are nursing, it would be great to improve your diet too.  If you can, get off grains or at least gluten, get off white sugar, get off processed dairy (and even raw for awhile)-all things that feed the bad bugs. You will see a huge improvement in your digestion, and thus the quality of your milk and ease for your baby to digest your milk.  If you and your baby still need more  healing, you might want to consider doing a heavy duty-yeast cleanse/gut healing a la the GAPS Diet.

To get probiotics in your diet, start taking probiotics supplements, and start eating and drinking raw fermented foods. I drink about 6 ounces of kombucha each day, and have fermented sauerkraut with each meal and take a daily probiotic supplement.

You want to change your diet, because what you eat, and the state of your digestion, is what you are giving your baby both in pregnancy and during lactation!  Your body doesn’t magically pull nutrients out of thin air and it doesn’t magically pull good bacteria out of thin air either.

And then to further support your babies digestion, give them probiotic as well. Some people have asked why they should give probiotics to baby if they are breastfeeding and taking probiotics themselves and my very unfancy answer is that they need all the help they can get.  The age of the robust babies ended at about the 1950′s and since then each generation is just getting weaker and digestion more and more compromised.

This is what you can do to give your baby probiotics starting at about day 3:

  • Put some fermented sauerkraut liquid on your finger and let them suck.
  • Put some powdered probiotics on your finger and let them suck.  Or put it on your nipple.  Or just sprinkle it on their tongue.
  • If you are bottle nursing, just put some in a bottle and mix it up.

For the first 8 weeks, just a tiny pinch will do.  Then at about 3 months old, you can do 1/4 teaspoon once per day.  Gradually increase as they get older, Penelope at 3.5 years old, gets 3/4 teaspoon of powdered probiotics each day, on top of about 4 ounces of kombucha.   I give her probiotics in the morning when she first wakes up on an empty stomach.

Any good quality powdered probiotics will do, it doesn’t even have to be specifically branded for children.  Here and here (both of those are dairy and gluten free) are a couple that I have tried.

When I was pregnant with Penelope I ate pretty well (organic foods, grass-fed meats, raw dairy), but my diet was still high in grains and sugar.  And I had a compromised digestive system to start off with thanks to the digestion I inherited from my mother and  from myself being born by cesarean.

On top of that, I had a bad sinus infection in the last few weeks or so before I gave birth.  I was convinced she wasn’t coming out, because I was sick, so I succumbed and took a round of antibiotics.  I was on antibiotics for the several days before I gave birth and for about 5 days after I gave birth.  I will forever feel guilty for wiping out my own good bacteria right before I gave birth and hurting my daughter in the process. I know her eczema, food allergies and now SPD are all related to the digestion system that I gave her.  I can’t undo the past but I can help my daughter heal as much as possible and giving her probiotics is as simple as it gets. And I can forgive myself and just keep moving in the right direction, one foot in front of the other, knowing that everything happens for a reason and is meant to be.

And speaking of  Miss P, here she is swiping her probiotics off the counter and saying she wanted to be in the picture, such a ham!

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. I am going through a very similar situation with my four month old daughter. I am reading your old posts because we have had so many of the same issues! She had tongue tie and torticollis – neither of these were diagnosed until she was 4 and 6 weeks, respectively. She also had mutiple episodes of refusing to feed and we suspect food allergies. I pumped and bottle fed for her until 11 weeks at which time she finally began to breastfeed and she is exclusively breastfed now. She has thrush on her tongue which I cannot eliminate using natural cures (apple cider vinegar, coconut oil). I am reluctant to give her the antifungal prescription, so will try a few more natural cures first. I was on antibiotics during the birth (GBS+) and unfortunately, had to supplement her with commercial formula a few times in the beginning when my supply was too low due to the tongue tie. I am worried now that she has gut problems. We haven’t been able to identify the allergen that is bothering her, despite being on an elimination diet for over two months now. She is our first child and we have had to overcome one issue after another. But reading your blog gives me hope, so thank you.

    • Hugs to you mama. It’s a tough road when it’s one thing after the other. We just found out Penelope has Sensory Processing Disorder and I feel like the kid just can not catch a break, but it could always be worse and we are very, very blessed. Her gut sounds like it is compromised for sure. Look into NAET Therapy for allergy treatment. It’s a non invasive way to test for allergy and it can heal them.

  2. Thank you for this post! My daughter has food allergies (peanut, egg, and soy) and is sensitive to gluten and dairy, so I cut those out as well. She had terrible eczema from about 4-12 months. She’s been getting probiotics since she was a baby. It was easy to give it to her as a baby, I just mixed in her bottles (her eczema was so bad that despite my being off all food that contained nuts, eggs, soy, dairy, and gluten I had to stop breastfeeding her and put her on a special formula), now I mix it in her coconut milk yogurt. Anyway, when I think about what I ate and did during my pregnancy (lots of grains and sugars, not as organic as I eat now, I had antibiotics right before giving birth, and I had to have a c-section) it all makes sense. I hope to be lucky enough to have a second child so what better time than now to get my body ready? I’ve tried kombucha before and wasn’t too crazy about it but it wasn’t terrible. I hope my daughter likes it because she’ll be getting some too!

    • Thanks for for reading! And so happy to hear you want to get healthier and eat better. The recommendations in the post about diet is what I would do to get ready for your next baby.

  3. What’s your opinion on the biogaia probiotic drops for infants? (Gerber just bought the company). My pediatrician recommended them and so far, in conjunction with cutting out dairy and soy from my diet, our 10 week old’s digestive squirmies seem to be less intense..

  4. I really enjoy reading this blog even though I often disagree with the advice, but the recommendation to give probiotics to a newborn literally makes me want to scream. I understand the desire in the abstract to help a newborn’s gut health, but the American Pediatrican Association, LLL, and ILCBC board exams are all in agreement that breastmilk alone is the best thing for newborns and babies. The first thing which enters a baby’s gut besides breastmilk, be it formula or sugar water or probiotics, changes the composition of the gut and increases the risk of infection. A single dose of sugar water forever changes the gut of a newborn, and probiotics do the exact same thing.

    Probiotics are basically unregulated in the United States. If you happen to buy a bottle which is contaminated and give it to your 3 day old they risk serious illness or death even though your adult body might easily process the toxins. Just for comparison, women in Japan are told to avoid prenatal vitamins because the risk of getting a contaminated bottle is too high to make the benefits worth it to the general population (i.e. the 1 in a 1000 bottle which comes out with high arsenic is more dangerous to the one woman who consumes it than the benefit to the 999 other women). European women are routinely told to avoid American vitamins. I understand that these companies promise quality control but that is self-enforced, and these vitamins are produced in the very type of large factories we dislike so much for regular food. Please, please, please talk to a doctor or lactation consultant before offering your newborn any supplement, and if they get sick tell their doctor immediately what they have been taking.

    • Let’s be clear, I am not saying to give a baby probiotics without giving them milk first. At three days (after only giving breastmilk) you can introduce probiotics just fine. I don’t know what the APA’s official stance on probiotics is, but I don’t care. Their recommendation carries no weight in my book, they are totally behind on current research and influnced by lobbyists and other companies who make money in the medical world. I personally know many LLL leaders and IBCLC’s who recommend probiotics. So while I appreciate you reading and commmenting, you are just plain wrong. Probiotics do change the gut of a newborn, and they only change it for the good.

      While you do have a valid point about probiotic supplements being unregulated, I still feel comfortable giving my daughter a supplement from a brand I know and trust. Any parent with half a brain can research and contact a company to get all the information they need to be able to make an informed decision about what brand is safe. And I also list several other ways of getting probiotics into your new born, like kombucha and saurerkraut. In other parts of the world, babies are just encouraged to eat dirt and put dirty things in their mouths to get the bacteria they need to incoulate their system and build their immune system, so that is always an option for the very brave.

  5. Okay, this post has given me a lot to digest. (sorry, just couldn’t resist that pun!)

    Anyway, I’m a bit overwhelmed by all of this. I’ve seriously never heard of any of this “gut” problem stuff, although I have heard the word Probiotic – just never knew what it meant. I’ve never had any issues with any of my babies with any kind of feeding, eczema, food allergies, acid reflux, colic, etc. so I suppose I never had a reason to look for any answers. My babies have all been 8 to 10 pounds at birth, all have been chubby and healthy as newborns and infants. All nine of them. I don’t eat grassfed or organic during pregnancy. I do take prenatal vitamins and supplements that my midwife puts me on, but other than that, I am very ignorant to eating healthy (except for the tired and true “eat your fruits and veggies”) and so after reading this, I don’t know how in the world I got so lucky with my kids’ health. I do have one child who must have some sort of allergy because he wakes up with a stuffy nose and he sneezes a lot because of it, and it pretty much continues all throughout the day. I know I should take him in to be checked for things he could be allergic to, but other than the stuffy nose he has no other symptoms. He’s a very healthy kid, never sick. Would probiotics help with something like that? I wish I could figure it out myself so that I could avoid all the testing that an allergist would put him through.

    This is a very interesting post and I’m really going to look into probiotics for our family. Thank you for sharing this information :)

    • I know, this post is a lot to swallow and digest. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, and make anyone feel guilty, but I hope by now, everyone knows I am just sharing information and not trying to make anyone feel bad about life choices.

      Stuffy nose and congestion is a common sign of allergies, but there are so many minute and hard to detect ones too. For example, lymph nodes swelling, you can feel them on your child if you know what a normal lymph feels like but it’s hard for most parents to catch something like that. Or behavior and moods can be a sign of gut imbalance and allergies. Sleep patterns, dark circles under the eyes, and on and on, I mean just all kinds of things. So my point is, your kids may have a lot more things going on that you realize, that you might have just summed up to normal kid stuff, but really is a very subtle reaction to food.

      You could also be someone that has a very strong and healthy DNA lineage, who inherted good digestion and you in turn passed on good digestion to your kids despite poor eating habits. I think about my Dad, who does not eat well, but was born in 1948, and my Grandma who grew up on a dairy farm breastfed him for several years and then he also lived on a dairy farm growing up and had access to home cooked, raw diary and meat from grassfed cows and chickens. So he is very healthy considering his adult diet, because of the strong foundation he was born with and had in his childhood. Same may be true for you.

      You might not notice anything with your kids, but if they keep up a diet of poor quality food, combined with antibiotics, things may pop in your grand children. Does that make sense?

      • It does. It makes perfect sense!
        Oh, and I didn’t know that poop was supposed to float! Why? What would make it float and what would make it sink? LOL Now you’ve got me talking about poop.

        • Lol, the joys of motherhood, lots of conversations about poop! Yes, if it sinks it means one thing, if it’s different colors it means another, etc. It all depends on diet and state of digestion. I will try to find an easy to read resource for you.

          • I was under the assumption poop should sink and if it floats your body is either not absorbing fat properly or there is too much fat in your diet.

          • From what I understand, poop sinks when the body does not absorb the nutrients. The “weight” in the poop, that causes it to sink, is non-absorbed nutrients. If your body takes up everything it needs during the digestion process, the poop should be light and float.

  6. Thank you for this article. My son is 9 weeks old and I am breastfeeding. We both have had thrush since about 2 weeks old (I am worse than him) and it’s been upsetting to me. I feel terrible not only because I feel I’m doing something wrong but it hurts me to breastfeed him and pumping is worse. We are doing rounds of nystatin and rounds of diflucan and now I’m using coconut oil on my nipples as well as eating a tsp of it in my smoothie every morning. I also started on probiotics. He attends daycare full time so he gets three bottles a day. I will start sprinkling some of my probiotics into his bottles. I will also start giving my three year old the probiotics you suggested so thank you. What is kombucha? I have never heard of it. Thanks!

    • Kombucha is a fermented drink full of probiotics and enzymes. Remember that diflucan and nystatin are antibiotics and are actually doing more damage than helping. I would stop the antibiotics and just focus on building up good gut flora by doing a serious yeast cleanse. You will need to cut out all fruit, starches, grain, dairy and of course sugar, anywhere from a week to 40 days. I have a sugar detox post in the archives that also goes over some supplements that are good for killing yeast. Oh, and use apple cider vinegar on your nipples, it will help kill the yeast. Good luck! Battling thrush SUCKS!

    • Antibiotics will be no good against thrush (a fungal infection) and will make things worse by killing off the bacteria that keep the thrush fungus at bay.

  7. You are a smart cookie! And learning as you go (grow) about parenting. My children are all grown but my middle one did not like to sit on my lap and cuddle. I wish I had known about sensory issues. We were so dumb in 1975. But we felt we were smarter than our mothers. Heck, we had microwaves! Your information and wisdom is wonderful! I hope you reach a lot of new moms.

  8. As a new mom to a 6 month old I really learn so much from your posts! I will definitely have to do some research on probiotics now and find one I like for my daughter.

    I also just wanted to say thanks for sticking up for natural mamas. My breastfed baby is 22 lbs at 6 months, off the charts for weight and people always ask me if she’s formula fed. A healthy baby is a chubby baby in my book! She’s never had an once of formula. And she has a bowel movement everyday which is very reassuring to me. I want to do everything I can to keep her digestive system in tip too shape. My husband and I are making a conscious decision to eat better and I have noticed my own digestion is doing better as well.

    Again, keep up the great work. Love these informative articles. They give me lots to think about!

  9. Hi I’m agree with you! My baby was breech, so I had to have a c-section I gave her the raw probiotics but I never sow that one of the ingredients is inulin a fiber that make my baby to have pain for the move that the fiber cause.
    It is better to use just probiotics.

  10. I’d be very chary of giving a young breastfed baby anything but breastmilk, to be honest. Fortunately breastmilk has nice probiiotic lactobacillus in it. Particularly if the mum takes probiotics.

    • Unfortunatly, breast milk only has it in what it can gather from moms body, probiotics included. If mom’s digestion is poor, she not only passed on poor digestion to her baby-thus why they need all the extra help they can get with the extra probiotics, but she is not giving much to her baby if she doesn’t have good bacteria to give in the first place. I respect all mother’s instinct and if yours tell you not to give probiotics then by all means, listen to it, only you know what is best for your baby. But it is perfectly safe and very helpful thing to do to give probiotics the majority of the time.

      • It occurs to me that you could express some milk into a sterile container and drop a small amount of probiotics in, and culture it up a little, then smear a couple of drops of that on your nipple. That might be safer than the straight powder, as you’d dilute the bulking agents, and better than kombucha etc. because you wouldn’t be introducing foreign foods.

        My digestion is pretty good and I’ve been on a paleo-type diet for the past year and a bit. I was on antibiotics recently for mastitis but I’m making sure to make up for it with probiotics for myself, which I’m hoping will pass to my baby to compensate for anything she lost.

  11. What about probiotics from yogurt?

    • Probiotics from yogurt is a great option, especially if you are making the yogurt at home with raw milk. The stuff at the store doesn’t really have anything in it at all, and the pasturization has killed any nutrients in the yogurt. I got a $25 yogurt maker from Walmart and it is super easy. Homemade keifer is even easier.

      • You should do a post on making your homemade yogurt!! I love yogurt & have been looking for a better alternative knowing the store bought isn’t optimal. If I have it with my eggs in the morning, it fills me up just right!

  12. Thank you for this post Stephanie! It’s so concise and exactly what I try and explain when a family member wonders why I am doing all these unconventional things for my baby boy! Wondering what the recommendations are for mommas who test positive for group b strep right before they give birth? I thankfully tested neg this time around and didn’t have to have the antibiotic drip but one day who knows? I want to do all I can to avoid antibiotics especially during such a crucial time. Do you know? Are there alternatives?

  13. Thank you so much for sharing! This hit the nail for our little 5 week old. Makes me feel better even after all the research my husband did and shared with me. Because you know no matter what he says, I always feel better when it comes from someone else! ;)

  14. Very interesting read! I began giving pureed fruits and veggies to my breastfed son at 6 months and ever since he has had problems with bowel movements and I am researching more holistic methods to fix this opposed to suppositories and tons of juice. So I’m considering beginning to take probitoics myself while nursing and giving them to him as well, any suggestions on specific brands? Thanks!

  15. I’m currently researching probiotics for my soon to be born little one and your post is very helpful. I was heartbroken to hear last week that I tested positive for GBS even after habiclens and tons of probiotics so I’m determined to make it right and start with probiotics from the get go.
    I recently read this new article in nature and found it very interesting. If the mice studies are at all relatable to our newborns, it looks like there is still a window for good gut cultivation within the first 3 weeks even if day one started with antibiotics or a c-section. I take heart in that. I’m hopeful that science is moving in the right direction so that our kids will not face the same kinds of antibiotic problems our generation faces.

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature12675.html
    And a summary here:
    http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/38187/title/Newborn-Immune-Systems-Suppressed/

  16. Hi there, I have a two year old with eczema and we are pregnant with out next. We’ve been working on our little guy’s gut for most of his life..it’s tough. So, we are hoping to give the next little one a better start with probiotics from the beginning. Thanks so much for your information! Also, you mentioned Penelope’s SPD and I have to recommend you check out the Brainhighways program, if you havent already. I’m assuming you havent since she is still having sensory issues. I worked there when I lived in California (they have an online program for those who aren’t local) and it is an amazing program for resolving the issues your daughter faces. i hope you’ll look into it! Your daughter is so adorable, ps!

  17. Klaudia Molnar says:

    Loved your post. I just got told today by my chiropractor about giving a newborn probiotics and that is not very known around doctors. I will be delivering by C-Section and had no idea about great thing our vagina can do for our babies :D. So now I got a little worried, I don’t want my baby to be allergic to anything or weak so I will definitely follow your instructions and do a little more research on this. (If you have more pages please share!) Another question : I am from Hungary and there I used to eat tones sauerkraut unfortunately never learned how to make it , by any chance do you know how to make it? Same as pickles? I like it really sour. :) or which type of stores can I get it? wholefoods? Thank you for your knowledge and advices!! K

  18. I would like to add probiotics to my diet and my 7 month old and 4 year old. Where do to purchase yours and what brand do you recommend?

    • Hey Nicole. If you click on some of the links in this post they will take you to Amazon where you can get some. I have not found a probiotics brand that I love the most above all, but in general, you want to find a brand that is cold packed or in the fridge section of the natural grocery store. Has billions, not millions, of strains and that does not have dairy or gluten in it.

  19. Hi! Thanks for this post!

    I was wondering how many probiotics get into the baby via breast milk which is how I ended up here. I have always loved yogurt and made my own off and on. Now I am adding kombucha and sauerkraut to my diet as well. I am having die-off symptoms and hope I am not moving too fast for my still breastfed 8 month old daughter.

    She was born via C-section after 44 hours of labor including 4 hours of pushing! I hope she was able to take those gulps to inoculate her gut while she was hanging out (stubbornly) in there. But unfortunately after C-section they routinely give anti-biotics to both mom and baby (at least they did with us, without asking). In addition a nurse put sugar on L’s pacifier (without asking) “so that she would take it and calm down”. L was born with jaundice, had a yeast infection at 1 month, and has had eczema since day 1. I hate this because I was so careful to eat so healthy for the whole pregnancy! I’m doing everything in my power to heal our family before we start experiencing even worse ailments. I hate how the medical community is so slow to adopt healthy practices (that go back thousands of years) simply because there isn’t enough research (well then do the research!), they are afraid it isn’t sterile (sterile = life-less) or there’s .01% chance of death (like there isn’t a higher risk with the drugs they use all the time)! I have been pushed too many times or given no options at all by doctors. I told while 7 weeks pregnant that flu shots are “one thousand percent safe” but my baby could die if I got the flu while pregnant “and you don’t want that”. Pure bullying! I’m not stupid just because I don’t have a medical degree! Give me the facts, the options, the real percentages, and then let me decide!

    Sorry, done venting…
    My real question is this: Next time it seems we need anti-biotics, are there any alternatives? Do you know of any, or anyone who has information about options?

    • Hi Heather. So sorry to hear you have had to go through all that. It sounds like it was very stressful and violating and my heart goes out to you. I do think there are times when antibiotics are necessary, but it is not very often. My plan of action is always to do natural remedies first and see if I can kick whatever my body is fighting on its own. Then I pull out the big guns if I need them.

  20. Hello, my 4 month old just had a terrible outbreak of eczema. I now realize that I probably did this to her with the rounds of antibiotics I have been on with mastitis, strep b, and c-section. Do you know about how long it takes to correct all of this damage?

    • Well the antibiotics def didn’t help things (although I do think they are needed sometimes, you gotta pull out the big guns when you really need them for sure) but the eczema could be from food allergies. Try cutting out dairy, sugar, gluten, corn, soy and peanuts and see if it goes away. Then you could go to natropath, homeopath, or holistic healer like me have your baby muscled tested for allergies and see what the root cause is.

  21. Love your post. Just was wondering what amount you would suggest giving of the powder form to a 3 week old? I currently give my 2 year old culturelle kids(powder form) and was hoping to be able to use the same brand. Any thoughts? Thank you!

    • Just a pinch. Then build up to 1/4 teaspoon by 12 weeks. I am not familiar with that brand, but in general I like brands with billions not millions of flora, and that are gluten free and dairy free.

  22. Heather says:

    Hi.

    My now 4 mth old baby girl was born via C-section in which I was given antibiotics intravenously so my poor baby got it too :( She pooped in the sac and was pooping ALOT since…..she is breastfed…..her stools started turning yellow seed like but then she got colds (born week before Christmas) from her now 2 year old sister and her stools are back to being watery green and seedy……she has been battling yeast diaper rash since day 3 in the hospital….I have been trying probiotics (myself and baby), tried changing my diet to eliminate sugar and such, nystatin cream, olive oil, coconut oil, tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar…you name it I tried it…….this rash will NOT go away….I cry everyday…don’t know what to do…docs know nothing and want me to use an antibiotic cream and nystatin cream alternating every diaper…..HELP!!!!! The probiotic I give my little one is FLorababy—I noticed theres no Acidophilus in there…..should I get a separate supplement of that alone? How much should I give her?

    SO frustrated and feel helpless!!!!!!!! Please help me!

    • So sorry mama! I feel ya, I do. It’s beyond stressful. Have you eliminated grains and dairy yet? She could have an allergy on top of her yeast overgrowth. If you want to do a session with me we can get to the bottom of it and do some healing/clearing of all the built up tension/stress in you and help you feel better too. I am doing half off Skype sessions in May in honor of Mother’s Day. :)

  23. Hey Stephanie! Quick question.. I ordered the probiotics you have mentioned above, however it does mention on the label to start after 3.5 months.. Is it ok to give them to my 7 week old baby? Poor guy was born c-section, I had to be on abx for an incisional infection and now has developed eczema. Also, is it to late to inoculate him with my vaginal flora at this point? I follow a lot of your recommendations already but want to help my babe off to better start at life! Thank you!

    • Yup, 7 weeks is just fine. Follow the dosages I mention in the post. The point is to go slow and introduce the good bacteria slowly and build up. Congrats on your new baby! And good job with the probiotics, you are doing great, mama!

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