Can you tell me more about probiotics in infant formula?
The World Health Organization defines probiotics as beneficial cultures that—when consumed in adequate amounts—provide health benefits. These benefits vary, depending on the type of beneficial culture or probiotic that is used. The benefits range from aiding digestion to supporting a healthy immune system. The word “probiotic” literally means “for life.”
Infant formula supplemented with certain beneficial probiotic cultures is now available. This formula is designed especially to help support your baby’s healthy immune system. One way probiotics can provide this benefit is by increasing your baby’s levels of key antibodies, which are an important part of the immune system.
Another way probiotics help support your baby’s healthy immune system is by helping to maintain a healthy balance of cultures in her digestive tract that supports the natural protective environment found there.
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