I gave the Culturelle in her babyfood pear sauce last night. I think I will stick to the once a day unless I hear otherwise from some of you guys
23 dollars is about right for that probiotic. You can get it for about 20 from Kirkmans but then shipping added in, too. Our local HFS wants 27 for it!
Good probiotics are not cheap. I try to rotate them. i give one (or more) capsule in the morning asa she wakes and one (or more) right before bed. Mindlinx is a new one we just started--has glutamine in it, great for sick intestines!Hi,
I had asked Katelyn's GI doc about a probiotic back when we first started seeing him and he said not yet (not sure why?). I decided to bring it up again at her visit a few days ago and he said that it would be a good idea now to start Culturelle. He suggested 1 tablet 2-3 times per day. I bought the Culturelle yesterday (luckily I saw one that said dairy-free since she is GFCF!!!) and it says to take once a day. It was also $23 for a 30-day supply, so this would be very expensive if we give it 2-3 times per day!
I was wondering, how often do you guys give your kiddos probiotics? And does it have to be given away from other supplements/medications? Ideally, I would like to either add it to her coconut milk yogurt in the morning or her babyfood fruit sauce at night, since these are the 2 places where she already gets her supps, not to mention that she is in preschool all day now.
I hadn't heard of Culturelle. We're using Natural Factors. We give 1/2 tsp (3 grams, I think) once a day. It's a 60 gram bottle. That gives us 20 days for $24.95 (per child). Its not cheap. But the GI bennies are really good.
[QUOTE=JulieA]Make sure you're giving the Culturelle away from any enzymes (you can do enzymes at beginning of meal and probiotics after, just don't give them simultaneously) and any antibiotics...whether prescription or natural (OLE, GSE,etc.). Culturelle is the best probiotic for keeping chlostridia from getting out of hand if you're child has a problem with that bacteria (an OAT would tell you whether chlostridia is an issue or not).[/QUOTE]
I have heard of this before. Not giving probiotics with GSE. But when I asked my DAN he said it was ok to give probiotics with GSE. However, recently we started giving the 2 separately and we saw DS' yeast level go down. Also it is ok to give GSE + Diflucan? Or do you think the two together it too much to handle in the long run?
What else is needed other than the probiotic to help the gut heal? How will we know that the gut is healing? Will the IGg levels go down?