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Old 02-02-2007, 10:11 AM   #1
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Can a 9m old take probiotics?

ok, so we went to the Dr today and he's got a pretty bad ear infection from his cold, poor guy , the dr was surprised he wasnt putting up more of a fuss about it. anyway she wants him on amoxycillin for 10 days. I know when DH or i are on abx we take probiotic acidophilous, but i dont know if ds can have it at 9 months old. what do ya think?

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Yep. My ds was put on probiotics by his GI doc at just 5 months old
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I'm giving my 3 month old probiotic powder mixed in a little bit of water or breastmilk.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:19 AM   #4
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Re: Can a 9m old take probiotics?

I have been giving my 10 m/o DD probitoics since she was about 4 months. Just use a infant blend. I use Udo's Choice Infant. It is a powder I mix in her bottles or applesause. I have tried a couple of different brands and I have learned that alot of infant and kids probiotics are flavored. Thats why I use Udo's.
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Re: Can a 9m old take probiotics?

Just make sure you get a mix that is formulated for babies - their intestinal flora and fauna is different from adults. My ds took them when he was 4 or 5 months old after a particularly nasty stomach bug - I just mixed the powder with a little water and gave it to him in a dropper.
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Yep. My ds was put on probiotics by his GI doc at just 5 months old
Same here!! (Only my little guy was about 7 mos. old at the time)
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Re: Can a 9m old take probiotics?

We used a powder called "babydophilus" since DS was about 4 mos. old!
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Just make sure you get a mix that is formulated for babies - their intestinal flora and fauna is different from adults.

I'm pretty sure my baby doesn't have any fauna in her gut... No birds or deer in there!
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