If baby probiotics are somewhat of a mystery to you, you’re not alone. That’s why we’re breaking down two of the most clinically studied probiotics, LGG culture and BB-12, which can play an impactful role in supporting your baby’s gut health and developing immune system. But first, let’s talk about probiotics and how they work.
What are Probiotics?
Think of probiotics as friendly bacteria that are good for your health when taken in the right amount. When you take probiotics, they add to the population of healthy microbes in the gut microbiome. They can be found naturally in some fermented foods (e.g. yogurt) or be added to dietary supplements. When it comes to your baby, certain probiotics like LGG culture and BB-12 may help support the development of a healthy digestive and immune system in their tiny tummies.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (branded LGG®) is a type of friendly bacteria that is found in your intestines. It is the world’s best documented probiotic strain and has been used in food and dietary supplements since 1990. LGG culture is recognized as safe by the FDA and has been studied in both infants and children with results showing:
- Increase in beneficial gut bacteria
- Lower risk for respiratory infection and diarrhea
Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. Lactis (BB-12) is another type of friendly bacteria and is the world’s best documented Bifidobacterium. BB-12 is recognized as safe by the FDA and has been studied in both infants and children with results showing:
- Support of gut bifidobacterial (beneficial bacteria)
- Helps to ease colic*
- Helps to reduce respiratory and gastrointestinal infections
A Baby Probiotic with LGG & BB-12
Now that you know how beneficial these two probiotic strains are for your baby, get the baby probiotic that has both: Enfamil Infant Probiotics has BB12 & LGG, two of the most clinically studied beneficial bacteria that are designed to support a healthy gut and developing immune system. It also helps to ease occasional digestive upset like colic and gas, too. Because taking care of your baby can sometimes be broken down to a science.
*BB-12 studied in breastfed infants for 28 days.