If 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 what probiotics are.
What are Probiotics?
Think of probiotics as friendly bacteria that are good for your health when taken in the right amounts. When probiotics are consumed, 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 to support the development of a healthy digestive and immune system.
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 and has been used in food and dietary supplements since 1990. LGG culture is recognized as safe by the FDA and has been both studied in 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 both studied in infants and children with results showing:
- Increase in gut bifidobacteria (beneficial bacteria)
- Helps to ease colic*
- Helps to reduce respiratory and gastrointestinal infections
A Baby Probiotic with LGG & BB-12
Now that you know these two probiotics are beneficial for babies, get your little one a product that has both: Enfamil® Infant Probiotics have BB-12 and LGG, two of the most clinically studied beneficial bacteria that may help to support a healthy gut and developing immune system. It also helps to ease occasional digestive upset like colic and gas.*
*BB-12 studied in breastfed infants for 28 days.