Sunday, June 23, 2013

Biogaia





I promised to do a post on Biogaia (infant probiotics) so here it is! I’m not quite sure where to start, so I’ll start with how we came across this product.  My son had horrible gas with excruciating pain from the time he was 2 weeks old.  We tried gas drops, we tried gripe water, we tried lots of burping and tummy time. We tried putting BB on Nutramigen.  We tried Zantac.  Nothing worked.  We didn’t know what was wrong and long story short we were eventually referred to a Pediatric GI Specialist. Among other things, she recommended Biogaia. Probiotics. My first reaction was “Seriously?! Probiotics?” She said she had the same reaction when learning about this product at a conference but received free samples and had her patients try them.  She told us it works 80% of the time and there are no harmful side effects. Desperate for any amount of relief, we took a couple of free samples and tried them. 

I saw results within a few days of giving Biogaia to BB.  He wasn’t and still isn’t GI issue free, but at least now when he has his episodes, it’s more of a discomfort instead of pain.  It’s sold in Walgreens so if I run out, I just pop over to the store and pick up more.  The only downside is the cost.  For a 5ml bottle [see picture below] the cost is $30. I’ve tried a couple of times to wean BB off of them but every time I end up running out to the store and forking over $30.  I would recommend this product if your baby has a lot of trouble with gas and nothing else seems to work.  If gripe water or gas drops seem to cure your baby, I wouldn’t spend the money.  Also, I highly recommend going to a Pediatric GI Specialist.  Biogaia was just one piece of our journey to making BB more comfortable. 



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