An increasing number of children are suffering health problems, such as Ulcerative Colitis, which has previously only been seen in adults. Equally alarming is the increased incidence of people suffering Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is now estimated that 1 in every 160 Australians suffers ASD. Although the exact cause is debated among health care professionals frequently, a commonality noted among ASD sufferers is the failure to colonize healthy intestinal microflora in early life. Dysbiosis and inflammation are commonly seen in ASD patients as well as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
These findings again highlight the importance of healthy digestive microflora in infancy. The intestinal microflora of a newborn is very different to that of a young child or adult. For this reason it is important to provide your baby with quality probiotics made especially for them – even if you are breastfeeding. It is also important to introduce solid foods to your child in the correct manner so as to avoid undue stress to their delicate digestive system.
A little attention to health in early years can prevent serious complications later in life. Call Dagmar on 07 5530 1863 today.