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Could probiotics help to reduce antibiotic-resistant germs in the intestines of breastfed newborns?
The Doctors are joined by pediatrician Dr. Tanya Altmann to discuss the results of a study from the University of California Davis which gave babies probiotics for 3 weeks in the first month of their life and saw a dramatic reduction in antibiotic-resistant germs. Could this baby gut health research help with health concerns like eczema, allergies, colic, and obesity?
Dr. Altmann explains that bad gut bacteria was reduced by 80 percent in babies in the study, which she calls a "really huge" accomplishment in colonizing the gut of a baby with good gut bacteria, which may help with the previously mentioned health concerns.
So what can parents do to help the microbiome of children who are 1 to 3 years old?
She says there are probiotic supplements designed for babies and young kids that can be added to breastmilk or formula, along with encouraging children (once there are eating solids foods) to eat a variety of foods, especially those high in fiber to help with good gut bacteria.
As always speak with your doctor before starting any vitamin or supplement.