Infant probiotic use 'reduces risk of gastrointestinal
Probiotics are microorganisms that are believed to play an important role in regulating
intestinal function and digestion by balancing the microflora of the gut.
Driving a change of colonization during the first weeks of life through giving
lactobacilli may promote an improvement in intestinal permeability; visceral
sensitivity and mast cell density and probiotic administration may represent a
new strategy for preventing these conditions, at least in predisposed children.
who received a probiotic supplement each day in the first 3 months of life
appeared to have a reduced risk for gastrointestinal disorders.