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Before we answer that question, here are some statistics: About 4 million babies are born in the US every year and about 10% of them (400,000) are born premature (less than 37 weeks). Full term babies are between 38 and 42 weeks. Most people have never heard...

In April of 2016, I attended the Annual Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) Conference in Atlanta where two Clinical Neonatal Pharmacy Specialists from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy presented a comprehensive review, using the most recent Probiotics for Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)...

A baby born in the United States today has a 1 in 12 chance of developing food allergies from foods such as peanuts, dairy, gluten, soy and other foods.* The rate of reported severe allergic reactions to foods like peanuts has increased by nearly 500% over...

  Although the role of probiotics in the treatment of eczema or atopic dermatitis remains controversial, there is evidence that suggests a relationship between gut microflora and kids with eczema. Kids lacking friendly bacteria appear to be more susceptible to eczema than kids with normal gut...

  Autism & Probiotics Autism affects about 1 out of every 100 children in developed countries where boys are four times more likely of developing autistic spectrum disorders. There is evidence that gut microflora plays a role in autism and probiotics or beneficial bacteria may help...

  If your child is frequently on antibiotics and often experiences diarrhea, then you may want to consider a probiotic. Studies show probiotics shorten diarrhea in children. The Cochrane Group (one of the most well respected global independent network of researchers) reviewed 63 studies with 8,014 patients...

Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune condition where eating foods with gluten (wheat, rye, and barley) triggers the body to damage the small intestines. When the small intestines are damaged, nutrients cannot be absorbed properly by the body which can cause chronic digestive symptoms....

  (click here to view probiotic mix test) If you are a parent, then you absolutely want a probiotic that is made in the USA for the reasons mentioned in my previous post. Florastor Kids is made in France and Culturelle Kids packets are made in Italy....

  How to choose the best probiotic comes down to these 7 Tips 1. Country of Origin: You absolutely want to buy probiotics made in the U.S.A. Probiotics made in the U.S. are less likely to lose their potency and more likely to contain more active strains...