Milk Allergy Question ~ Does Your Food Allergy Child Take Probiotics?





READER QUESTION

I'm really wanting to look into probiotics for our family. Being that we are pretty much dairy free completely, it's been brought to light that having a probiotic around during tummy problem days, yeast infections, or even for when taking antibiotics might really help. Does anyone use these and if so, what are some brands that are dairy, egg, peanut, tree-nut, etc free? Do y'all use them daily or just during times of need? Any info you might have to share on the subject would be helpful thanks!


My Experience

We are using Garden of Life Raw Probiotics Kids from our local health food store. You can also get it from VitacostI hear they ship it with a cold pack unlike Amazon. If you shop through this link at Vitacost as a first-time customer, you will get $10 off a $30 purchase. 

Garden of Life Raw Probiotics Kids has no filler ingredients, artificial colors, or preservatives. It is marked free of dairy and gluten and contains 5 billion CFU. Be sure to check ingredients before purchasing as it contains several fruits and vegetables.


Other Milk Allergy Moms Weigh In

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18 comments:

Jamie Kaufmann said...

For myself, I enjoy and drink GT's Synergy Kombucha a couple times a week. It helped me get off Nexium and to heal my gut from acid reflux symptoms. Now I enjoy the fizzyness as my soda substitute. The bottle says Bacillus Caoagulans GBI-30 6086: 1 billion S. Boulardii: 1 billion.....if anyone knows what that means.

Chris said...

We use gummy ones found at Walgreens. They really help my 6 year old who is allergic to milk soy and pork.

Chris said...

Some probiotics are grown on milk cultures, so be careful: but they have to declare that on the label. Basically the higher number the better. Look for guarantees potency, and not just "formulated to contain at time of manufacture." The little guys die very easily, so sometimes all you're getting is dead probiotics. Make sure to keep them refrigerated. I wish I could comment on which strains are better, but that's a bit beyond my expertise. This is Chris' husband who works for a dietary supplement manufacturer... You can either take them when you or your kids have symptoms (upset tummy, diarrhea, etc), or every day. Hope that helps, everyone!

Kimberly said...

I just purchased from my chiropractor metagenics ultra flora balance It says formulated to exclude wheat gluten,soy,dairy produts,egg,nuts,tree nuts,fish,crustacean shellfish, colors, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors,and preservatives. Take one cap. one or two times a day. I just take one.

Sarah said...

We used Culturelle when my son was younger. He has a dairy allergy. As he has gotten older, his system seems to not be as touchy so we don't need it anymore. But it worked well when he was younger

Sandy M said...

We use commensal purchased thru our chiropractor. There are many on market . BUT choose one from reputable health food store . ( not ones located in mall) label will state no dairy , soy, etc. I use it daily . Mine is powder and is easily absorbed and is tasteless when mixed with juice or applesauce. When issue occur , I increase to 2x day

Lisa said...

We recently started using CVS brand. We avoid dairy nuts egg i haven't seen any major changes yet.

Jennifer said...

I started taking probiotics while I was pregnant with baby number 2. My older son's allergist told me to take a probiotic while pregnant and nursing to try to prevent allergies in my second child. So far it seems to be working. I just use acidophilous tablets from Walgreen's. I have a really hard time swallowing pills and most of the probiotics were enormous so my options were pretty limited. Cost was also an issue for me as we are on a tight budget.

Kelly said...

For those who use culterelle, are there any side effects or symptoms at first? My son has terrible constipation problems. I'm just wondering how fast we could see improvement.

Amanda said...

You can buy adults culturelle at costco for less and you just open one pill and put it in a drink for kids. Cheaper than the kids version but does the same job

Sylvia said...

we use Klaire Labs Infant Therbiotic. It's a powder that I just mix into a spoonful of applesauce.

Tracy said...

I use Culturelle for kids. It's a powder that I just mix in their drink. I know it's dairy free and I think it's also soy free, but not sure about that. I pretty much just use it when we have a round of antibiotics. It definitely made a difference for my youngest from his first round of antibiotics to his second. I'd prefer to use it daily, but they just get too expensive.

Lindsey said...

I do the buddy chewables for my 17 mo old daily - he is pn/tn/mill/egg

Tracy said...

I noticed somebody commented about acidophilus- to my knowledge that one does have milk cultures, just an FYI.

Debbie said...

I believe adult culturelle has milk protein in it. Check label. My son had reaction to it. Children's version ok.
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Heather said...

Garden of Life for our 5 yr old and 16 month old.

Jenny said...

We use culturelle for kids for our dairy and egg allergic son! Klaire labs also has one that is free of allergens too, but you need to get it from a medical provider I think.

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