Why is it worth giving children probiotics?

Due to their positive effects on both children’s and adults’ digestive systems, probiotic preparations have recently gained a lot of attention. Can the smallest child take probiotics as well? What circumstances warrant their use?

Probiotics for children
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Probiotics for children

Probiotic preparations are a class of substances that include a variety of bacteria in their formula. In a nutshell, they support healthy intestinal flora and the proper operation of the digestive system. However, it is important to keep in mind that each probiotic’s characteristics depend on the strain, which means that different probiotic bacteria may have various effects.

Probiotics for children can come in different forms. Depending on the age of your children, you can choose from both capsules and drops dedicated to younger children .

Why should you give your child a probiotic?

Probiotics have a significant impact on the developing digestive system. You can use one both during and after your antibiotic treatment. Children may experience a variety of unpleasant and troublesome conditions while taking antibiotics, with diarrhea being one of the most frequent. Of course, the likelihood of it happening varies and depends on a number of variables, such as the antibiotic used, the child’s age, and the length of the treatment.

Troublesome ailments, including the aforementioned diarrhea, can occur both during and after antibiotic therapy. A probiotic for children, such as Multilac Baby, contains a safe and well-tested Lactobacillus strain.

When considering probiotics for children, there is one more thing to keep in mind. It is worth probiotic strains to be thoroughly tested in terms of their impact on the body.


Author: DoctorMaryam.org

4th Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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