The baby's digestive system is 'under developed'.
- 1 optiflora pearl crushed- pick out the shards of the covering.
- Mix 1/8 tsp of the Optiflora powder with the powder from the pearl.
- Put it on mom's finger and let baby suck it off the finger, then nurse.
Once a day is usually sufficient. Works well for colicky babies, acid reflux, building immunity et al.
There are large scale studies that have been done in Wales with infants from birth to 9 months- giving each a dose of friendly probiotics each day. The increase in immunity has been impressive.
Sometimes, Less is More...
"Many probiotics are marketed on numbers, implying that the higher the number of microflora, the better. There is more to a premium probiotic than numbers. We use a more natural two step system...ensuring live microflora via our patented triple encapsulation to protect it during passage through the hostile climate of the stomach. Probiotics with "billions" of microflora must hope that the fragile strains get through to the small intestines with enough microflora to do any good. We guarantee live delivery at which time the microflora "feeds" on the prebiotic and proliferates naturally in the gut.
Regarding choice of microflora strains, lactobacillus and bifidobacteria are not only the most well-studied as providing benefit, they make up almost all the naturally occurring microflora in the human gut. Therefore, it makes sense to provide these particular strains."
~Your friends at Shaklee