While adults regularly discuss probiotics as part of their overall health regimen, I rarely hear parents talking about probiotics as part of their baby’s nutrition. In fact, a recent survey Stonyfield found that 77% of parents of children under age two do not incorporate probiotics into their baby’s daily diet and over a third (36%) don’t think it’s important at this age*. I’m here to start the conversation, because probiotics do play an important role in baby’s health and you want to ensure they’re receiving them.
Here are some important points on probiotics to consider. I recommend discussing it further with your pediatrician at your child’s next appointment.
*Survey Methodology: ORC International conducted this research on behalf of Stonyfield via an online survey of among 1,016 parents of a child two years of age or younger, fielded August 23-29, 2016. Additional follow up questions were asked to 1,004 parents of a child two years of age or younger January 4-10, 2017.
**Source: IQVIA ProVoice Survey, 12/01/15-08/31/17
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