At Brauer, we understand that giving your baby any medication may be easier said than done.
In fact, many parents find that after battling with their squirming and often unhappy bub, they're not even sure how much medication was taken! It's easy to understand why many parents cite giving their kids medicine as difficult task.
Luckily, there are a number of different ways you can administer infant and baby probiotic products. But remember, a health professional should always be consulted before giving them any new supplementation.
How to Administer Brauer Probiotics to Babies
If you're one of the lucky parents who has an easy-going baby when it comes to taking medication, there are plenty of options. For babies consuming solids (over 6 months of age), simply mix the recommend dosage of powder using the measuring spoon provided with water or sprinkled onto their food. It may also be added to breast milk or formula. Taste-free probiotics are a great idea particularly for infants, as it may reduce the likelihood of them rejecting it.
If your little one is breastfeeding and hasn't started solid foods yet, try measuring the recommended dosage using the measuring device and dabbing small amounts of probiotic powder onto your moistened clean finger prior to feeding, until the recommended dosage is consumed.
Alternatively, for bottle fed babies, try putting the recommended dosage into their formula. Simply add it to the bottle, shake well and go on feeding your baby as normal.
What Happens if They Spit Up or It Comes Out of Their Mouth?
When it comes to giving medicine to babies, getting all of the recommended doses into their mouths can be a never ending battle.
If you're not sure if your baby has ingested their recommended dosage of Brauer Infant Probiotic Powder, wait until their next dose and try again.
It can be hard to tell exactly how much they've taken in and waiting until the next dose is due will also give your little one a chance to calm down and relax.
As we all know, every precious bundle is unique, so it may take a little while to find a solution that works for both you and baby. Don't forget to ask for a little help when you need it and always talk to your health professional if you have any health concerns.
Would you like to learn more about probiotics for infants? If so, you can find more information here.
Or, learn more about Brauer Natural Medicine's Probiotic Powder range:
Brauer Infant Probiotic Powder
Brauer Baby & Toddler Probiotic Powder
Brauer Kids Probiotic Powder
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Vitamins can only be of assistance if dietary vitamin intake is inadequate.