Probiotics

Baby girl is an easy baby the majority of the time, but we have had some trouble getting her to sleep through the night. I guess we lucked out when the little guy started (and continued) to sleep through the night at 8 weeks! She is also not one for taking naps and getting her on a regular nap schedule has been difficult. With 6 months of sleep deprivation catching up with us, this was a major topic of discussion at her 6 month check up yesterday.

After letting the PNP know what the issues were at night (fussiness and gassiness keeping baby girl from sleeping soundly…which prevents US from sleeping soundly, too), she suggested that we try probiotics to aid in baby girl’s digestive issues.   

24 hours on probiotics and I am thinking positive about them.  Last night was a good night…she woke at 11 and cried for a bit until she fell back asleep, but then slept until 4 am when I got up to feed her.  Today, she took a 3 hour nap!  Unbelievable!  Tonight, she actually fell asleep on her own ( I put her in her crib drowsy, not sleeping) and is still sleeping 2 hours later.

I even went to Whole Foods this evening to buy some probiotics for myself.  I would love to hear some of your thoughts/comments.   Have you used probiotics for you or your children?  How have they worked?