• Can probiotics help with gassiness in babies?

    4 monthes ago - By Today's Parent

    I keep seeing probiotic supplements for babies. Do they actually help with babies' gas and digestion?
    I wish I could say with certainty that, yes, probiotics help with babies' gas and digestion. But we just don't have that much evidence for this yet. In my practice, I see about 50 percent of babies becoming less gassy with probiotics and the other half having no improvement. Some parents actually tell me their child was less comfortable once starting probiotics.
    Why is my baby so gassy? So I don't typically recommend them, but there is likely no harm in trying. Gripe water or simethicone...
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