3 questions to learn if your baby's gut is healthy.
by A Touch of Pink | April 12, 2019
My journey to discovering the importance of good gut health for my baby started in the N.I.C.U of the hospital where my newborn daughter Kennedy was having to stay after delivery. I had to see her be given heavy doses of antibiotics, and filling her tiny tummy with medicine. Little did I know then that the combination of all those factors Kennedy experienced in the N.I.C.U would lead to her having poor gut health as a result. In the newborn stage after Kennedy came home, I started seeing an increase in signs that something was off with her health. We were experiencing colic, gas, fussiness, diaper rashes, and reflux. I knew that I needed to find something to help with these symptoms and in turn help her feel better (and give me peace of mind!).
After doing some research, I found that the first six months of a baby’s life sets the stage for baby’s autoimmune and metabolic development. Many autoimmune and gut issues are manifested in the form of conditions such as colic, eczema, allergies, diabetes, and obesity later in life. Arming baby with a probiotic and good bacteria for their gut creates a protective barrier wall to crowd out bad bacteria so the good bacteria can thrive and create good health for baby from day one.
Speaking of starting baby off from the very start with a probiotic, did you know that good bacteria and breastmilk go hand-in-hand? The baby’s gut from day one on it’s breastfeeding journey is being armed with “liquid gold” filled with antibodies that help baby’s gut flourish. When baby is nursing, it’s saliva will travel back into the mother’s breast where the body receives any viruses or bad bacteria that it has found. The mother’s body will respond with perfectly custom breastmilk designed to deliver a dose of healthy good antibodies to help baby’s health. Isn’t that so amazing?! I love learning more about the power of breastmilk and gut health. That is why it’s so important to pair the double dose of Evivo probiotic and breast milk to get baby the best head-start possible and lay a foundation for good health for the rest of their life. But I also am all for formula and know that is another great alternative! I gave Kennedy both and she is perfectly healthy now and the happiest girl! If your baby is formula fed, you can still give them Evivo!
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