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somersocial 10-29-2006 02:39 PM

Probiotics while nursing? OK?/Not OK?
 
Anyone know? Any comment and suggestions welcome. I just feel I could benefit from Probiotics!

Niccole

afishwithabike 10-29-2006 02:58 PM

Re: Probiotics while nursing? OK?/Not OK?
 
Probiotics are as safe for nursing as eating yogurt. Since the active ingredient in yogurt is the same as that of a probiotic. In fact I give my children probiotics when needed as well. I say it is totally safe and NOBODY has ever told me different. When you FF they tell you to suppliment with probiotics because of a child's stomach flora. I say go for it.

Kimmomy2dom 10-29-2006 03:01 PM

Re: Probiotics while nursing? OK?/Not OK?
 
OK. I have to take them to help fight off thrush. For that it's even recommended. Go probiotic away, LOL.

seattlehipster 10-29-2006 03:03 PM

Re: Probiotics while nursing? OK?/Not OK?
 
Probiotics are excellent for most nursing moms! Same things as in yogurt. Lots of moms use them regularly to avoid yeast infections and thrush....it's great if you have a thrushy baby (sawb some in baby's mouth - Udo's Choice Infant's Blend Probiotic work well....babies and toddlers have different flora in their guts than older people), or a baby girl with a yeast infection down there. Make a paste of them with some Butt Paste and waa-laa! Yeast gone. Ok, TMI, but hey, they're great! :)
http://www.vitacost.com/UdosChoiceInfantsBlendProbiotic

KnottyLDSMama 10-29-2006 03:13 PM

Re: Probiotics while nursing? OK?/Not OK?
 
I'm glad somebody posted this! I didn't even consider the fact that it might not be safe, and I'm taking some to try and fight off a UTI that's starting. Speaking of, time to go take another one!

seattlehipster 10-29-2006 03:42 PM

Re: Probiotics while nursing? OK?/Not OK?
 
Probiotics are for yeast, fungal infections, etc, NOT for primary treatment of bacterial or viral infections! Cranberry for UTIs.....if you take an antibiotic for a UTI (after you get it properly diagnosed by your HCP, because sometimes UTIs can mask BV or gardnerella infections....yuck), then also take the probiotics/eat a lot of yogurts during the course of the antibiotics to prevent or help with the yeasties that come with knocking that flora balance off.

mandikaake 10-29-2006 05:30 PM

Re: Probiotics while nursing? OK?/Not OK?
 
Yes, by all means take priobiotics. THey're one of the best things you can take while breastfeeding and pregnant!

Mandi

somersocial 10-29-2006 05:49 PM

Re: Probiotics while nursing? OK?/Not OK?
 
Thanks Mamas for all of the responses!:goodvibes:

NAK

Niccole

FancifulFanny 10-29-2006 06:41 PM

Re: Probiotics while nursing? OK?/Not OK?
 
I asked my dr about this before DS was born and was told it was a fabulous idea and she wishes more would consider it. I take it for my acne and general health.

mommyto3girls 10-30-2006 09:02 AM

Re: Probiotics while nursing? OK?/Not OK?
 
Yep, probiotics are good for you and baby.

You can even give baby some if necessary.


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