Did you know if you take a probiotic supplement it decreases your baby’s susceptibility to developing eczema? It’s true…studies have shown that by taking acidophilus the last month of pregnancy and while breastfeeding (especially if you or the father have allergies) the chances your baby will have eczema, asthma or allergies drops significantly. Look for a high quality source containing live cultures- the best ones are in the refrigerated case at your natural food store. You can also get probiotics by eating fermented foods such as miso, tempeh, kim chee, saurkraut, and yogurt.
PS: The word probiotic simply means for life or in favor of life…thus the title of this post!
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I’m trying to incorporate probiotics into my daughter’s diet but I’ve also recently read that processed soy is not good for her. Is miso considered processed soy?
Hi Sarah! That’s great that your adding probiotics to your daughter’s diet. To answer your question, no, miso is not processed soy. It is actually fermented soy beans, and the fermentation creates probiotics so it is considered one of the healthiest ways to consume soy. Tempeh, tofu, soy sauce and edamame are also good soy based foods. (It’s always important to choose organic though, because 80% of soy crops are genetically modified.) The processed soy products to avoid are soy protein isolate, most soy milks (unless the only ingredients are soybeans and water), and soy oil.
There are so many probiotics supplements out there.. Do you have any recommendations for me a breastfeeding mom to a 2 month old and for my 20 month old son?