This post has been sponsored by Evivo. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I can’t believe Owen has been with us for two months already. Time is flying by! When Ava was born, I was just trying to figure out how to be a mom and care for a tiny new baby. This time around, I have a better grip on motherhood, so I’m wanting to make sure I’m giving Owen what he needs, including probiotics. I’m excited to share about a new- to- us product, Evivo, and share the importance of gut health in babies.
Owen is a completely different baby than Ava. As I’ve shared before, we never got to experience breastfeeding with Ava. So, this time around, I’m happy to say I’ve been able to breast and bottle feed him. Definitely grateful for the bottle during those 2 AM feeds that Sean can help out with…am I right ladies?! Owen is also a hefty eater…emphasis on hefty. I noticed during month 1 that he was struggling to poo and when he did, he was so gassy before and would poop in little increments at a time. I talked to his pediatrician about her thoughts on adding in a probiotic to see if we could help him out a little. She was on board and he is such a happier baby now! He’s not near as gassy and has fewer but full bowel movements. Happy baby = happy mama!
Let’s get into it. You’re probably wondering what Evivo is, so I’m going to break it down below.
***With any product, please ask your pediatrician about the benefits of using a probiotic and if they would recommend it for your baby! (I did)***
What is Evivo?
Evivo is a probiotic that contains B. infantis, a good strain of bacteria that helps protect babies from the harmful effects of bad bacteria that can form in your baby’s gut. It can be used from the moment you feed your baby breast milk or formula.
How do I know if my baby needs a probiotic?
Like adults, most babies and kids need a daily probiotic to keep their gut working correctly. If your baby is not currently taking one, signs to look for are fussiness from being gassy, a bloated tummy, trouble sleeping, eczema, and colic. But just because you don’t see those symptoms doesn’t mean your baby doesn’t need a probiotic!
How do I use Evivo?
It comes in small packets, seen below. They can either be kept in the freezer for a year or in the refrigerator for up to a month. You’ll want to mix the packet of the probiotic with breast milk (or formula) into the mixing bowl and administer by syringe or bottle. Owen doesn’t take well to a syringe so we opted for a small bottle and that way he does really well with it. Just make sure you only put 3-5ml of milk in the bottle so that baby does not get too full before finishing their Evivo! Note: Evivo shouldn’t be heated up directly, so warm up your milk before adding in Evivo.
Where can I purchase Evivo?
Right here! Receive $10 off your Evivo starter kit of 4 weeks with code: BLOGM2XDB4, or receive $20 off your Evivo starter kit of 8 weeks or more with code: BLOGJW2678.
What does Evivo taste like?
While I haven’t personally tasted Evivo, any mild taste has been easily masked by my breastmilk and Owen hasn’t noticed.
How long can Evivo be used?
Evivo should be used as long as your baby is drinking breast milk or formula.
I know those are probably the biggest questions, but if you have any others, as always, leave them below.