Healthy microbes contribute to healthy humans. When a child is developing in the uterus, they are not exposed to many microbes. During the last trimester, mothers appear to colonize a tremendous amount of organisms in their colon in preparation for childbirth. In the birthing process, children are exposed to many different microbes from their mothers’ colon and vaginal canal. This will assist in colonizing the intestinal tract of the infant.
Once the intestinal tract is colonized, breastfeeding provides very selective substances to feed the microbes of the infant. In fact, the third most common substances in breastmilk (by volume) are substances referred to as Human Milk Oligosaccharides or HMOs. These carbohydrates cannot be digested by the infant at all. Instead, these HMOs have been found to be very specific prebiotics that selectively feed certain types of bifidobacterium.
As an infant, up to 80% of the microbes in the intestinal tract of breastfed babies will be bifidobacterium.
The particular bacteria that are colonized after vaginal births and breastfeeding have shown to be supportive of the infants overall health.
As a result, research indicates that babies that are vaginally born and breastfed have healthier respiratory systems, fewer skin irritations, sensitivities, and other immune associated conditions. However, breastfeeding and vaginal births are not always possible.†
Fortunately, ProBiota Infant was developed to help support the normal colonization of healthy organisms in the infants intestinal tract.†
The combination of the prebiotic inulin, and probiotics bifidobacterium and lactobacillus help support the normal introduction of beneficial organisms to the infant. These beneficial organisms support the intestinal tract with the following:†
- Normal digestion
- Production of amino acids and B vitamins
- Immune system development
- Protection of the intestinal tract from harmful infectious organisms
The use of probiotics has been shown in research to not only support digestive health but also promote the development of a healthy immune system.†
Support your baby’s health today with ProBiota Infant