Moms – did you or your baby receive antibiotics during or after labor and delivery?
If the answer is “yes” then both of you need high-dose “Probiotics” to help you restore the “good” bacteria in your intestinal tract destroyed by the antibiotics to prevent yeast infections. Your baby will need probiotics daily for 2-4 weeks, however, “colic” symptoms typically improve within 1-2 days after starting infant probiotics. Here’s the reason why:
Your baby is born with a “sterile” GI tract. Exposure to antibiotics before, during or after labor and delivery delays the development of “good” bacteria in your baby’s GI tract. Decreased “good” bacteria causes spitting up, stomach pains and reflux. The solution is simple – special “Neonate” probiotics for 2-4 weeks. Infant probiotics come in a convenient powder form. Even if you breastfeed and take probiotics, your baby needs infant probiotics to optimize their digestion and absorption! Call 206-920-7676 to learn more!
Confused about when to start feeding your baby solids and what to do?
When to introduce solid foods to infants remains one of the most controversial issues for both parents and caregivers alike! Beve can help you make an informed decision that is right for both you and your baby to promote the best food tolerance and healthy digestion.
Concerned about possible food allergies and sensitivities? Learn the current, most common food intolerances and how to avoid them. Beve will teach you a simple way to test new foods first before feeding it to your baby.
Breastfeeding and wondering about the best foods to eat for increasing your supply of milk? Certain foods and beverages can promote lactation and help your baby better tolerate your breast milk. You will need to stay hydrated and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages to produce more breast milk. Breast milk production is also based on demand.
Need to switch over to infant formula? Thinking about a change or trying to make it through all the choices about infant formulas to find the right one for your baby? Beve can help!
Learn how to make your own high-quality baby food with Beve’s simple recipes!
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