Probiotics for your little one

Tummy troubles can often be a cause of your babies unexplained crying and unsettled behaviour. Upset tummies, irregular bowel motions and gas are uncomfortable conditions and your baby’s developing digestive system will struggle to cope.

Probiotics, the friendly bacteria that live in your baby’s tummy, work to support a healthy environment there but these helpful little bugs are still colonizing and it may be that they are not present in the right numbers or strains to provide enough help.

Probiotics not only support digestive health but are essential to a baby’s developing immunity. These amazing organisms are part of a first line defence against unfriendly microbes, they restore the balance of healthy microbes and support a healthy immune response. As well, microflora in the digestive tract produce nutrients such as biotin, folic acid and vitamin K – essential for metabolism, red blood cell production and blood clotting. Research suggests that if a baby’s microflora is compromised it may contribute to an increased incidence of conditions many mums will be familiar with: uncomfortable skin irritation, tummy troubles and irritability, frequent bouts of illness and bowel irregularity.

Radiance Probiotics Baby Drops provides Bifidobacterium lactis (BB-12®), an extremely well-documented, clinically researched, shelf stable probiotic with proven safety.

Research shows that BB-12® can support tummy comfort, skin health, robust immunity, digestion and antibiotic use. Radiance Probiotics Baby Drops can be used in babies from birth and can be used up until 2 years of age. At this time children are able to take Radiance Kids Probiotic which provides the same strain, BB-12, in a chewable tablet kid’s love. You can add the Baby Drops to breast milk, formula or apply to the nipple prior to breastfeeding. If your baby has moved on to solids it can be added to food.

Supplementing your baby with a good quality probiotic will ensure they receive their daily dose of these friendly bugs to foster healthy immunity and happy little tummies!

Available from leading pharmacies and health food stores.

Always read the label and use as directed. See your healthcare professional if symptoms persist. PharmaCare NZ Ltd., Auckland.