Good Bacteria: The Key Look to Prevent Diarrhea on Your Little One
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Do you know what kind of health disorder is often experienced by the Little One under 5 years old? Diarrhea and allergic reactions seem to occupy the top spot as health disorders which are often experienced by toddlers. If not immediately addressed, they can disrupt the golden period of growth and development of your Little One.
According to a study conducted by Prof. Bengt Björkstén of the Swedish Karolinska Institute Björksté in 2001, allergic babies were shown to have fewer Bifidobacterium in their stool until they were five years old. According to Bengt Björkstén, the effect of early birth conditions, including the mode of birth and the use of antibiotics, have a profound effect on the microflora pattern (small microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi) of the gastrointestinal tract. Microflora plays an important role in stimulating the immune system under normal conditions, he said.
In the gastrointestinal tract of your breastfed Little One, probiotics are the dominant microorganisms. As many as 90 percent of probiotics in the digestive tract of breastfed babies are Bifidobacterium. The benefits of Bifidobacterium are to increase the population of good bacteria, reduce the occurrence of allergy symptoms, reduce constipation, and prevent diarrhea.
Conversely, in the Allergic Little One, the gastrointestinal tract has only few probiotics. Of course it is bad for the health of the digestive tract and overall health. To prevent this from happening, Mommy should be more careful to choose dairy products for your Little One. Give him/her a nutrient that contains a combination of probiotics Bifidobacterium longum BB536, Bifidobacterium breve M-16V and lactulose prebiotics. This prebiotic is formed as sugar disaccharide that can increase Bifidobacterium in the gastrointestinal tract. Lactulose also plays an important role in reducing constipation.
Probiotics and prebiotics will help maintain the health of your Little One’s digestive tract and support the absorption of nutrients to its maximum potential.