Probiotics reduce lung infections and diarrhea in children

Among 336 children who
attended day care centers in Mexico City, those who received a daily dose of
Lactobacillus reuteri had fewer episodes of diarrhea and respiratory tract
infections than did those who were not given the probiotic supplements, a study
showed. The supplement group took antibiotics for an average of 2.7 days,
compared with 4.1 days among the placebo group. The findings appear in the
journal Pediatrics. The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/Well blog

I have used this probiotic in my practice for children with constipation. It helps with constipation and diarrhea by reestablishing the normal intestinal flora. My patients with colic infants also use this with success. It sells in the stores under the name of GERBER SOOTHE>

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