Speaking of probiotics, parents are familiar with them, but many parents think that probiotics are not medicines, and they are too casual about the time and method of taking them. Some parents even don’t know what probiotics are. They just heard that taking them is good for their babies, so they blindly give them to their babies. What exactly are these probiotics? How to eat? How long do you eat for? Let me tell you about it today! What are probiotics? Probiotics are actually a type of live bacteria that simulate the normal intestinal flora of breastfed infants. They can protect the intestinal mucosa, eliminate harmful bacteria in the intestinal tract, and stimulate immune cells, represented by Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. What issues should you pay attention to when choosing and taking probiotics for your baby? Probiotics ≠ Probiotic preparations [Probiotics] are live bacteria that regulate intestinal flora, improve human health, and are beneficial and harmless; while [Probiotic preparations] are products containing probiotics, but they also contain other ingredients such as additives. Therefore, parents should consider whether the other ingredients added are beneficial to the baby when purchasing. It is best to choose dry powder preparations packaged in divided doses, and the preparations do not contain milk, sugar, gluten and other additives. Ready-to-use probiotics are anaerobic bacteria and should be taken as soon as possible after the package is opened. It is best to drink them as you eat to reduce the time the probiotics are exposed to the air to prevent the probiotics from turning into dead bacteria and becoming ineffective. The water temperature should not exceed 40°C. Overheating the water will kill the probiotics and render them ineffective. Therefore, the probiotics cannot be prepared with hot water (the water temperature should not exceed 40°C) or reheated after preparation. It is best to have a suitable temperature for the human body, that is: 37℃. Do not take antibiotics together. The main function of antibiotics is to kill bacteria. That is to say, as long as they are bacteria, whether they are harmful bacteria or probiotics, they will be killed. Therefore, probiotics cannot be taken together with antibiotics, and there must be at least two hours between them. How long does it usually take to eat? The bacteria in the human intestine can be divided into three categories: harmful bacteria, beneficial bacteria (i.e. probiotics) and neutral bacteria. Among them, probiotics and harmful bacteria restrict each other and maintain the balance of intestinal flora. Once this balanced restriction relationship is broken, the intestinal flora will become imbalanced and people may get sick. Therefore, correct supplementation of probiotics can inhibit the production and absorption of pathogenic bacteria and enterogenic toxins, thereby achieving the purpose of adjusting the imbalance of intestinal flora. As for how long it needs to be taken, it needs to be determined according to the actual situation of the baby under the guidance of a doctor. It does not need to be taken for a long time, or it should be taken as a health supplement. Generally, when treating intestinal diseases such as diarrhea and constipation, it is enough to continue taking it for one week to consolidate the effect after the symptoms are completely relieved; for cases of low immunity, it can be taken for up to 2 months; and for gastrointestinal diseases If there is inflammation in the intestines, the time of taking it needs to be determined according to the baby\’s recovery, and usually the time will be longer; if you really need to supplement probiotics for a long time, you must be careful not to take one kind for a long time, but under the guidance of a doctor Reasonable replacement. However, if there is no abnormality in the baby\’s body and the intestinal flora is in a balanced state, blindly taking probiotics to the baby may lead to the reduction of other beneficial bacteria, which is called \”dysbiosis.\” Moreover, the baby’s intestines are still developing.If you rely on probiotics for a long time, it will also affect the development of the baby\’s own immune system and cause the intestines to lose the ability to self-regulate the balance of flora, and then the body will have problems. In short, probiotics are not a panacea that can “treat diseases when they are sick and prevent diseases when they are not”! I hope that after reading today’s content, all of you can get to know probiotics again.