Why Baby's Gut Health Matters

by Mama Malak

Our Tiny Nest

Becoming a mother has been one of the most challenging transitions in my life. A big part of the challenge was the abundance of information I had to learn in a short period of time, especially when it came to the health of my baby. I wanted to make sure I was taking care of my little boy to my maximum ability.

I spent most of my pregnancy conducting research and learning new information. However, something I learned after having my baby, is that you will never know it all. I paid attention to many things regarding my baby, however, missed an important part of his body and health in his first year of life; his gut.

What is Gut Health?
The health of your gastrointestinal system is extremely important to your overall well-being. Largely responsible for the critical functions of the body’s digestive and immune systems, beneficial bacteria in your digestive system have the capability of affecting your body’s vitamin and mineral absorbency, hormone regulation, digestion, vitamin production, immune response, and ability to eliminate toxins, not to mention your overall mental health.” Your gut flora is incredibly important to your overall well-being.

Why Baby’s Gut Health Matters
Gut health is important for everyone, but it is especially important for babies. Why? Because babies are born with a gut bacteria count of zero – therefore it’s important to build it up in the first few months and years of their lives.

Also, many babies who appear healthy on the outside end up with metabolic and autoimmune issues later in life. Many studies have shown a link between these autoimmune issues and overall poor gut health.

Gut health is hard to see from the outside which is why many parents find it difficult to detect poor gut health in their children. Health issues such as eczema, allergies, diabetes, and obesity have risen to higher rates compared to a few years ago and research confirms that B. infantis (a good gut bacteria) has been missing in many babies nowadays.

Since babies in the United States do not receive B. infantis at birth anymore, it is important to supplement with Evivo: the only probiotic that’s clinically proven to restore baby’s gut and repopulate it with the good bacteria that are missing.

Since I have been breastfeeding my baby since birth, I was happy to learn that Evivo probiotics capture all the special nutrients from breast milk that are otherwise wasted and converts them into added nutrients for baby. Clinical trials showed that babies that consumed breastmilk along with Evivo probiotics had their gut repopulate with good bacteria one hundred percent of the time.

As explained in one of my previous blog posts, breastfeeding has been a major challenge of mine. It takes a lot of time, energy, and sacrifice from me to breastfeed my baby. However, knowing that Evivo probiotics help make the most out of my breastmilk is very reassuring and comforting.

When and How I Started Using Evivo
I did not learn about gut health until after my baby’s first birthday. I was happy to know that Evivo existed, since it's the only probiotic clinically proven to restore my baby’s gut.

My one wish is that I had known about Evivo probiotics right when my son was born since probiotics are critical in the first 6 months of baby’s life for their immune and metabolic development. However, I’m glad I’ve recently learned about it and have started giving it to him daily.

I use Evivo daily after my sons breakfast. The steps I take in preparing his Evivo probiotics are as follows: (see pictures below for steps as well)

  1. I start off by making sure I have between 3-5 ML of expressed breastmilk to mix the probiotics with.
  2. Next, I take the Evivo probiotics out of the refrigerator, open a sachet, and pour it into the small bowl that is provided in the package.
  3. I then mix the powder and expressed breastmilk together for a few seconds.
  4. Lastly, I fill up the syringe with the mixture from the bowl and feed it to my son.

My son has gotten used to this daily routine now and gets excited every time he watches me mixing in the bowl. His excitement is the cutest!

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