This post has been sponsored by Evivo. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you’re new around here, I shared about 2 months ago that we started using Evivo baby probiotic with Owen. You can see my first post detailing out what Evivo is here. In a nutshell, Evivo is the only clinically proven baby probiotic with B. infantis. You can give it to babies as long as they are consuming breastmilk or formula. It comes in tiny packets that stay refrigerated. You mix it in a tiny plastic dish with 3-5mls of breast milk or formula, then give the syringe (or bottle) to your baby once a day. You can purchase the Evivo Starter Kit which comes with a 1-6 month supply and then move to refills. I’m sharing a coupon below so keep reading! 🙂
In the past 2 months, some things have changed with me as well. While settling into being a mom of 2, I neglected my health and symptoms. I was so focused on taking care of Ava and Owen, I chalked my symptoms up to my body adjusting back after having a baby. It took me until about 3 weeks ago to realize while I was pregnant with Owen, I developed a dairy intolerance. It has stayed with me so far and affected Owen through my milk where I’d really noticed a flare up in his eczema, gassiness, and overall discomfort. I know these symptoms affect babies for many other reasons, but I wanted to share our story in case someone else is dealing with the same thing!
I was about 80% dairy free by choice before Owen. While I was pregnant I had the worst stomach cramps. I would feel so bloated and had the worst gas. Y’all, it was so bad even my husband said something…to a pregnant woman. HA! I never thought to track what I ate because again, I was like 80% dairy free so I just thought it was another symptom related to my pregnancy. After Owen was born, the symptoms were still there, but not every day. Somedays I’d feel great and other days it was the bloat, gas and cramps. Gas cramps and period cramps are around the same area, so even though I was breastfeeding, I thought my period was coming back. About 2 months into having the same symptoms, I started to track what I was eating and jot down when the symptoms started to flare up.
Once I started to eliminate dairy, my symptoms went away and Owen’s eczema has substantially cleared up. It’s crazy how you body can change [other than appearance] from a pregnancy!
Now you might be wondering if I’m still using Evivo since Owen’s symptoms have reduced and my answer is absolutely YES! He’s been on Evivo for a little over 2 months and his symptoms improved before mine were diagnosed. He is also nearing 6 months here shortly and the first six months of a baby’s life sets the stage for baby’s autoimmune and metabolic development. Many autoimmune and gut issues are manifested in the form of conditions such as colic, eczema, allergies, diabetes, and obesity later in life.
If you feel something is off with your baby’s health, don’t ever assume it will go away one day. Trust that all so true mom instinct and be proactive and be an activist for your baby’s health.
Learn more about how Evivo helps develop a stronger immune system, and don’t miss out on your chance to get $10 off your Evivo starter kit of 4 weeks with code (BLOG85S9Q4), or receive $20 off your Evivo starter kit of 8 weeks or more with code (BLOG97J8Z9)!
Have you tried probiotics for your baby? I’d love to hear about your experience!