It’s cold and flu season, and for the first time in 13 years, every part of the continental U.S. is reporting widespread flu activity. Public spaces are packed with germs that threaten the harmony of your baby’s immune system. Wouldn’t you like to give your baby a barrier against bacteria?
You can. Probiotics offer safe, natural protection against a world full of germs. Here’s why they’re a good idea for your baby who is one month or older.
An Ounce of Prevention
Probiotics allow you to be proactive about your baby’s health. Rather than accepting defeat during a vigorous cold and flu season, you can boost your child’s immune system and head off health issues before they start.
Preventive benefits of baby probiotics include:
- Providing a probiotic that’s formulated for a baby’s body
- Allowing healthy intestinal microflora to flourish
- Supporting a healthy immune system
- Re-establishing balance after illness or injury
Safety for Babies
Baby probiotics come in drops that can easily be given to babies, without a doctor’s visit. You can give your baby a droplet on a spoon or in milk.
The drops contain Lactobacillus rhamnosus LRH08, a well-studied dietary supplement with a wide range of preventive benefits for the body’s digestive and immune system. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend the live microorganisms in probiotics as part of maintaining overall health.
In fact, the NIH and WHO have found that infant probiotics can ease the symptoms of colic - long bouts of crying, apparent abdominal pain, and increased risk of allergic disorders. The connection is believed to be through the gut biome, where babies may struggle to maintain the right flora without the help of probiotics.
Healing from Colds and Flu
What if your baby has already come down with a cold, stomach flu, respiratory infection, or other common illness? Great news: Probiotics can still help.
The microorganisms in probiotics repopulate your baby’s body systems with the kinds of healthy bacteria they need to fully recover. Probiotics help them rebuild a healthy body and bounce back from being sick.
This is particularly important after a nasty stomach bug, for example. In this situation, your baby’s digestive system has been through a stressful experience and is in a weakened state. When you give them an infant probiotic, their digestive system rebuilds with the right kind of bacteria for good health - not more bad bacteria.
Reasonable Prices, Real Results
Infant probiotics are one of the most reasonably-priced ways you can support your baby’s health. Avoiding illness keeps your baby out of the pediatrician’s office, which helps save on healthcare costs and prevents additional exposure to germs.
When your baby’s body is in balance, you’ll notice a difference in their total wellness. They’ll feel good and have a strong immune system that supports happiness and health.
Learn more about probiotics on the Valosun blog or try Biopron Drops made exclusively for babies.