Must Have Monday - Probiotics and Vitamins for your baby

When I first heard about probiotics (aka "good" bacteria/yeast/flora) , multi-vitmains, and cod liver oil, I didn't realize how beneficial they were for babies. After doing research and talking to my pediatrician, these are the top tips I learned:

  1. Probiotics help strengthen the lining of the digestive tract by not allowing bad bacteria to pass through and enter the bloodstream.
  2. Probiotics can help ease the symptoms of colic, constipation and acid reflux.
  3. Probiotics help reduce eczema flare ups associated with dairy allergies/sensitivities.
  4. My pediatrician believes Cod Liver Oil's greatest benefit is the high levels of fat soluble vitamins A, D and K. These are super important for a child’s immune systems and overall vitality. It’s also been found that fat soluble vitamins help us absorb the minerals from our diet more effectively.

  5. Cod Liver Oil contains a great amount of Omega 3's and fatty acids like EPA and DHA.
  6. Cod Liver Oil helps reduce colds, flu's, asthma, high blood pressure, and has even been used to treat rickets.

My favorite brands I use for my child are Garden of Life, Udo's and Child Life. Click below for details!

Probiotics: One a day I mix 1/4 teaspoon of ONE of these into a warm bottle. Make sure its not too hot. Hot water will kill the live bacteria. You can start probiotics at ages 3 months and up.

I like that this is in its organic and raw form.

I like that this is in its organic and raw form.

Good for infants and toddlers. Great brand.

Good for infants and toddlers. Great brand.

This contains colostrum AND has a wonderful flavor.

This contains colostrum AND has a wonderful flavor.

Multi-Vitamin: I give Camden 1 tsp a day mixed with 4 oz of water so it's not too strong on his stomach.

Great for all ages, great flavor.

Great for all ages, great flavor.

Cod Liver Oil: I give Camden 1/2 teaspoon daily. Good for ages 6 months +.

Have any vitamins, oils or probiotics you recommend?