I’m sure you know how important probiotics are for everyone, but did you know that they’re also important for babies? I’ve been learning how critical baby gut health is from birth through the first 6 months especially for proper immune and metabolic development. I honestly wasn’t super aware of baby probiotics until recently when I began researching formula and how different types can affect gas, fussiness and trouble sleeping. (We have been supplementing my low supply – we are now on our third kind trying to find one that agrees with Bennett’s tummy!) I wanted to put this post together to share some of the interesting things I’ve learned about using a baby probiotic as well as my experience with Evivo.
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Since Bennett’s birth, we’ve encountered many sleepless nights, which mostly seem related to tummy issues. From low supply to supplementing formula and constantly switching formulas to find the right one, nothing seemed to work. He would wake up in the middle of the night straining like he was in pain, and during the day he was constantly full of gas bubbles. After hearing about Evivo, I decided to introduce a baby probiotic to help with the tummy issues during the day – and to help Bennett sleep for longer stretches.
Evivo is a probiotic specifically formulated to partner with your breastmilk – and it’s the only clinically proven baby probiotic to help restore the good bacteria, B. infantis, while reducing bad bacteria. It also makes it harder for bad bacteria to take over. This good bacteria is typically transferred from mom to baby at birth, but that’s not always the case. Recent studies have proven that 9 out of 10 babies are no longer born with B. infantis. Without it, bad gut bacteria can easily flourish – and too much of it is known to puts kids at a higher risk for autoimmune and metabolic issues like colic, eczema, allergies, diabetes, and obesity.
It’s super simple to give Bennett a dose of Evivo every day. I’ll mix it in with 3 ml of breastmilk and serve it to him with the mixing bowl and syringe supplied. I’ll give it to him before a breastmilk bottle. (Even during the four days we were in the hospital, I had to start pumping because of low supply. Pumping allowed me to get a better idea of my supply amount and how much I could provide per feeding – full post on that to come.)
I know every mama wants her child to have the best start and gut health is something that can be easily overlooked as a reason for fussiness and gas. Good bacteria and a happy tummy go hand-in-hand, which is why a probiotic made sense for us. I made the choice of adding Evivo to Bennett’s daily regimen to help support his issues like reflux and gas, but I’m hopeful it’s also going to boost his immune system and metabolism in the long run.
Have you tried probiotics for babies? I’d love to hear your experience.
This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Evivo. As always, all product recommendations, styling, and text are all mine.
Photos by Lainey Reed