After doing a little research on the web, I have read that probiotics can be beneficial for typical children during an illness. So I decided to give Zach the probiotic to "help alleviate digestive distress".
Culturelle Kids Probiotics support a child's health by fostering he proper balance between good bacteria and the non-beneficial bacteria that resides in the gastrointestinal tract They contain Lactobacillus GG, on of the most widely studied probiotic strains. It is demonstrated to survive harsh stomach acids to get where it's needed most in the intestines and is recognized as safe for regular use.*I haven't given the probiotics to my other children because of their medical conditions. After what I have read on the web I wasnt sure if I should give to my other children seeing they are on other medications. Personally I like to ask thier doctors before I give any type of medication or suppliment. I felt giving it to Zach was ok, and if it could help get him over his illness quicker then we were hopefully able to get this bug out of our home quick!
(*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. this product is not inteded to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)
What's your thoughts on using probiotics? Do you use them regularly, or just during times of illnesses?
You can find more information on these probiotics at www.culturelle.com
Disclosure: I received these to try for free. The information in gray was taken from the product's box. Please consult your doctor if you or your child is ill.