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Old 10-29-2006, 02:39 PM   #1
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Probiotics while nursing? OK?/Not OK?

Anyone know? Any comment and suggestions welcome. I just feel I could benefit from Probiotics!

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Old 10-29-2006, 02:58 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:01 PM   #3
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OK. I have to take them to help fight off thrush. For that it's even recommended. Go probiotic away, LOL.
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:03 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:13 PM   #5
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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!
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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.
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Old 10-29-2006, 05:30 PM   #7
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Yes, by all means take priobiotics. THey're one of the best things you can take while breastfeeding and pregnant!

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