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thomasx
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Anyone have experience with kids and probiotics? Have a friend whose 5-6 year old is having IBS/D problems. Just wondering. If so, how much should they take?
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Marnie
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They even can give probiotics for infants (for colic).

Follow whatever the bottle directions says.

For infants, here are 2 suggestions:

FloraBABY by Renew Life Powder of five strains of baby-loving bacteria (including B. infantis, of course), delivering 4 billion busy bugs (CFUs or Colony Forming Units to put it more technically) per gram

Babys Jarro-Dophilus + FOS by Jarrow Formulas


For Children here are a few choices:

Flora Udo's Choice Children's Probiotic

Garden of Life RAW Organic Probiotic Kids

The above were rated 5-star by customers on Amazon

Here is what webMD has to say:

http://children.webmd.com/news/20101128/children-may-benefit-from-probiotics-prebiotics

IBS and probiotics:

http://www.webmd.com/ibs/features/supplements-for-ibs-what-works

What strain of the "good guys" is the best? Maybe:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/66421-probiotics-ibs/

I personally do not understand why using probiotics in immune compromised/cancer patients/etc. is NOT recommended.

It may have to do with already having a "leaky gut":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaky_gut_syndrome

But look at "Proposed treatment" in the above link.

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We have been giving our daugher Theralac for the past 2 years. It has worked well.

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We use Children's Theralac as well. You can mix it with juice or applesauce. If that doesn't do it, ask about a prescription for VSL#3.
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