There are always so many unknowns when you have a baby. But the biggest unknown for me, especially having gone through a lot of anxiety those first few months with a very colicky Garrett, was not knowing if Charlotte would have the same stomach and feeding issues. I remember vividly when they handed Charlotte to me in the hospital and asked if I wanted to try breastfeeding her. I immediately had flashbacks to Garrett and what a hard time he had latching. But I honestly have never breathed such a huge sigh of relief when I realized how much easier breastfeeding was with Charlotte, and I knew I wanted to do everything I could to keep her healthy and happy. Which is why I was so excited to learn about Evivo, a once-daily baby probiotic that is clinically proven to restore the good bacteria called B. infantis to baby’s gut, while reducing the potentially harmful bacteria linked to colic, eczema, allergies, diabetes and obesity by 80%.
I’ve learned so much this time around about how to keep Charlotte’s gut healthy, especially because those first six months are so crucial for the development of the immune system and metabolism. Did you know that the composition of baby’s gut microbiome plays a significant role in this process? I had no idea, so don’t feel silly if you’ve never even heard the word “microbiome” until now. Basically, when more good bacteria is present in the gut, it creates a strong, protective wall and crowds out the bad bacteria. Unfortunately, today, 9 out of 10 babies are experiencing a disruption in their gut, causing more bad bacteria to thrive. That’s crazy to me and something I so wish I had known four years ago when Garrett was born.
I’m incredibly thankful that I’ve been able to breastfeed Charlotte exclusively these past 7 months (and not just because I despise pumping more than you can imagine). But what’s been even more exciting is seeing how much she enjoys trying all kinds of solid food. From bananas to mangos, and broccoli to chicken – she seriously gobbles it all up and even grabs the spoon to feed herself when I’m not feeding her fast enough, ha. Yet at first, I was worried about how starting solids would affect her tummy. Luckily, we started her on Evivo early on (you can read about it here) and it’s helped keep her gut on the right track from the very beginning.
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