Babies,  Family,  Health

Why Your Baby’s Gut Health Matters

This post is sponsored by Evivo but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

My personal whole health journey began when I ended up on months of IV of antibiotics after getting a secondary infection after my knee surgery. The antibiotics completely destroyed my gut health, resulting in various ailments, intolerances and sensitivities in the years that followed.

Now as a mother of two, I am very conscious of the importance of gut health and the vital role it plays in our immune systems and the overall well-being of our bodies. I’ve recently spent some time researching probiotic use in babies, and how it can strengthen the immune system, help with allergies, ease eczema, etc.

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I am thrilled to have found Evivo to discuss with my pediatrician and incorporate into our routine! Just like in adults, it’s amazing how allergies, eczema and reflux are all very telling of a baby’s gut health.

The importance of good bacteria in your babies gut

Prior to my research, I had no idea that 90% of babies lack B. infantis, the only strain of good bacteria that digests the special nutrients in breast milk and protects baby’s gut. B. infantis used to be passed on by the mothers during childbirth, but over the last century, scientists and health professionals have discovered it’s been missing in baby’s gut – likely due to the increased use of C-sections and antibiotics.

Speaking of bacteria…. here’s my kid licking the dishwasher at Grandma’s house.

This missing element has led to gut imbalances, which can be linked to a higher risk of autoimmune and metabolic issues, like colic, eczema, allergies, and obesity.

 

How Evivo can help restore your baby’s gut microbe

The good bacteria in Evivo, B. infantis, takes advantage of the unique relationship between a baby’s gut and breast milk. The breast milk nutrients, Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs), feed B. infantis, and the B. infantis helps transforms the HMOs so they can serve as valuable nutrition for your baby.

Evivo is the only baby probiotic clinically proven to restore the good bacteria, therefore reducing bad bacteria in a baby’s gut by 80%.

Save on your Evivo Starter Kit

For a limited time you can save on the purchase of your Evivo Starter Kit by entering the following coupon codes at checkout:

  • Use code SMARTASAMOTHER10 for $10 off a 4-week starter kit or
  • Use code SMARTASAMOTHER20 for $20 off an 8-week or greater starter kit

I am a huge fan of doing your research and taking your health into your own hands – including that of your children! You can read more about Evivo and the decades of research and clinical trials they have performed on their website.

Do you use probiotics for your family??

xo J

Just your average southern girl! Girl mama and wife to the love of my life <3

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