Supports digestive and immune health in the first months of life.
Probio7 Bifikalm is a multi-strain liquid formula particularly formulated to support digestive and immune health in infants. It is also recommended for infants suffering from colic type symptoms, as this formula has shown to significantly reduce excessive crying in colicky infants (Santas et al., 2015).
Can probiotics help with colic?
The gut or gastrointestinal tract is a long tube that starts at the mouth and ends at the anus. It is within this system that what we eat is processed with nutrients being absorbed and waste being excreted as stool(1). The process of digestion can be broken into four main sections, oral processing to mechanically break down food; gastric processing to begin the chemical breakdown; small intestinal processing to allow the absorption of nutrients from macromolecules; then water removal occurs in the colon(1,2).
How can you support your baby’s immune system development?
Although you cannot see it, even whilst your baby is in the womb their gut microbiome is developing. This is the conception of their gut flora in a process that will continue throughout their life1. With 70% of the body’s immune cells residing in the gastrointestinal tract2, the development of a thriving microbiome within the first few years of life is essential to encourage appropriate immune responses. Poor gut health has been linked to the development of allergies and atopic symptoms as well as other health conditions3,4, so what can you do to support your baby’s immune system development?
Breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding
Choosing whether to breast-feed or bottle-feed is a difficult and personal decision. It’s one of the first important parenting decisions you make as a mum and both options have pros and cons. The controversial nature of this issue often leads to new mums feeling judged for choosing bottle-feeding over breast milk. Find below some of the positive and negative aspects of the feeding methods allowing you to make your own informed decision. After all, there is no right or wrong choice, just the healthiest choice for you and your baby.
Probio7 Kidskalm contains the strain L. rhamnosus ATCC53103. This Lactobacillus rhamnosus (L. rhamnosus) isolate is equivalent to the original L. rhamnosus GG (LGG®) strain. The genome is identical to the LGG genome at >99.999%.(1)
Could probiotics help prevent childhood obesity?
Obesity is a condition which occurs when someone is carrying excess weight or body fat to the extent that it may affect their health. This is usually measured using body mass index (BMI), which allows assessment of whether an individual is an appropriate weight for their age, sex and height. A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is classed as overweight whereas greater than 30 suggests a person may have obesity(1).
Snacks that your kids (& their guts) will love!
Although you cannot see it, even whilst your baby is in the womb their gut microbiome is developing. This is the conception of their gut flora in a process that will continue throughout their life(1). With 70% of the body’s immune cells residing in the gastrointestinal tract2, the development of a thriving microbiome within the first few years of life is essential to encourage appropriate immune responses.