As I sat in the nursery this morning nursing Mary while JDub was playing cars at my feet, I was thinking about a few times that my intuition as a mom paid off. One of the best decisions (for me) was to push to continue breastfeeding even though we had challenges. With JDub we had latch issues and it was a long road until he was 9 months old and FINALLY latched on his own and our nursing relationship relaxed. With Mary being a preemie, the option to breastfeed wasn’t there from the beginning and it was something that we had to work up to. In those months of working up to it, I pumped tirelessly every 3 hours round the clock. Pumping mommas, you deserve a special award, that is some serious dedication. In both instances my mom intuition told me I would be glad I pushed through the challenges and I am.
Here is something interesting that I learned this past week, babies that are born in the US do not have healthier gut bacteria than babies born in developing countries. Babies born in the US are missing B. infantis due to three modern medical practices: unintentional consequences of antibiotic use, vast number of C-sections performed, and more babies being given formula before six months of age. Now there are instances that none of those things can be helped, so know that it’s awesome to also hear about a new “food” (per the FDA) on the market that can help out babies have better gut health! Evivo — a daily probiotic for babies that restore the levels of B. infantis in baby’s gut.
Evivo probiotics that work hard to create a healthy metabolism and immune system for baby. Some of the bacterias Evivo defends against are linked to eczema, allergies, diabetes, and obesity. No one wants their little ones to have to deal with any of those!
In order to administer, simply pour Evivo into included mixing bowl and stir in 3-5 ml of breast milk. Feed to your baby with syringe or fingers and your baby is on their way to a healthier gut!
If you’re interested in using this amazing product to benefit your own baby’s health, use the code BLOG5201 and receive $10 off an EvivoProbiotics Starter Kit of 4 weeks or more! OR use code BLOG5202 and receive $20 off a 12, 20, or 24-week starter kit!
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