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Probiotics and Breastmilk
If taken by me is it passed onto DD?


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#1 lady lady

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

Hi All,

Does anyone know if I take probiotics does DD (8 weeks) get the benefit through my breastmilk or is it better to give her directly?

TIA

#2 Sassenach2

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

Your baby does not need probiotics, as your breastmilk already has everything she will need and it changes as she grows. Save your money. wub.gif

#3 IVL

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:14 AM

Honestly probiotics are a waste of money! As a microbiologist who tests these for a living, they all die before they reach your gut. If you eat a balanced diet and don't over induldge with sugar and alcohol you will be doing much better for your DD.

#4 Future-self

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

OP, there was a very interesting study done on a particular probiotic  strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus (GG) or LGG as it is known as. The clinical trial showed that when taken by Pregnant women and continued when breastfeeding, it particularly assisted in allergy prevention and treatment of allergic conditions like eczma and hayfever in at risk infants. It's widely available overseas but only in Ethical Nutrients products here.
http://www.ethicalnutrients.com.au/content...s/eczema-shield
There's also "eczma relief' capsules but you have to take double the dose of the powder to get the right amount. The actual study is on my other computer sorry, but I found the evidence compelling enough to take it

#5 lady lady

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:33 AM

Thanks - I was only wanting to do it for a week or so.  

She has had mucous in her stool and they are tinged with green and smell awful for the past week......

GP said it was all normal, although I am skeptical as she had rotarvirus vacccine last week .....



#6 Bluenomi

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:52 AM

QUOTE (lady lady @ 18/12/2012, 10:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks - I was only wanting to do it for a week or so.  

She has had mucous in her stool and they are tinged with green and smell awful for the past week......

GP said it was all normal, although I am skeptical as she had rotarvirus vacccine last week .....


It is normal, that's the vaccine doing it's job. Just make sure you wash your hands well after changing her nappy as you can get sick from the rotavirus in her poo. She's been immunised against it but you haven't.

#7 lady lady

Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE (Bluenomi @ 18/12/2012, 07:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It is normal, that's the vaccine doing it's job. Just make sure you wash your hands well after changing her nappy as you can get sick from the rotavirus in her poo. She's been immunised against it but you haven't.



Thanks Bluenomi.  I figured it was, the GP said it was normal as in "normal stool" not from the vaccine .... I'll give it a few more days and hopefully they go back to normal.

#8 cat5245

Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:30 AM

Hi,
If you do decide to give your baby a probiotic make sure you get a good quality one that is particularly designed for infants, not just anyone from the chemist, even if it says it is for kids. Some introduce strains of the good bacteria that are not actually present in infants' guts (this is my basic understanding of it!). Ask a naturopath or other healthcare professional. PM me if you want more details.

#9 lucky 2

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

QUOTE (futureself @ 18/12/2012, 10:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OP, there was a very interesting study done on a particular probiotic  strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus (GG) or LGG as it is known as. The clinical trial showed that when taken by Pregnant women and continued when breastfeeding, it particularly assisted in allergy prevention and treatment of allergic conditions like eczma and hayfever in at risk infants. It's widely available overseas but only in Ethical Nutrients products here.
http://www.ethicalnutrients.com.au/content...s/eczema-shield
There's also "eczma relief' capsules but you have to take double the dose of the powder to get the right amount. The actual study is on my other computer sorry, but I found the evidence compelling enough to take it

I have heard that there are some questions about the study that lead to a company developing of this new product and that the case for taking it is not as clear as it seems.
I cant argue it though, it is second hand information from 2 health professionals who were at the launch of this product in Australia.
So my case against it is admittedly weak, but I'd think twice about these sorts of claims, breast milk does contain anti-infective factors along with micro-organisms, it is a very complex substance that aims not only to promote the health and growth of a baby but keep the mammary gland healthy as well.

#10 runnybabbit

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:39 PM

QUOTE (cat5245 @ 18/12/2012, 09:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ask a naturopath or other healthcare professional.


Sorry to be pedantic but I don't think a naturopath counts as a healthcare professional, but more as an alternative medicine practitioner.

QUOTE (lucky 2 @ 18/12/2012, 03:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
breast milk does contain anti-infective factors along with micro-organisms, it is a very complex substance that aims not only to promote the health and growth of a baby but keep the mammary gland healthy as well.


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