Welcoming a baby into the world is an exciting time for any new parent, but it can be full of unwelcome stresses too. Here are Nutritional Therapist, Natalie Lamb’s top tips to give your baby the best start in life.

  • Developing a balanced gut flora plays an essential role in supporting strong immune and digestive systems, influenced by birthing methods, breastfeeding and early antibiotic use. Live bacteria supplements have been shown to help support a healthy gut flora.
  • Breast milk is a natural source of continuous bacteria and the good bacteria Bifidobacteria has been found to be the predominant species in a breast fed infant’s gut.
  • Vitamin D ‘the sunshine vitamin’ is extremely important for ensuring a strong immune system and is often found to be low in infants and mothers in the UK – sensible summer sun exposure or supplementation are now recommended.
  • Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids play an important role in early brain development and cognitive function, and appear to have antiinflammatory effects on the immature and developing infant immune system. Pregnant and breast feeding mothers are recommended to consume 2-4 portions a week of oily fish, avocados, nuts and seeds.
  • Many are now suggesting the benefits of the mother staying as calm and relaxed as possible around a new born infant – accept as much help as possible from friends and family to make the first few days and weeks as special as possible.

An as Osteopath, I often see babies whose digestion and gut health is compromised through the early use of anti-biotics as well as for other reasons too. If their gut health is improved – everything improves! The easiest way for me to help Mums increase this if they are breast feeding is for the Mums to take a strong pro-biotic such as GNLD’s acidophilus which I stock at the clinic. (http://www.livingelements.co.uk/abd/shop/acidophilus-plus-p-81.html)

But now for babies fed on formula their is another option by Bio-Kult called “Infantis”. This is available in high street shops.

Upset tummies can lead to more colic, posseting, diarrhoea etc and this may be just one way to help.

ALWAYS take your baby to see a paediatric cranial Osteopath, such as Gayle Palmer D.O. as early as you can if your child is having problems with their digestion and growth as this can often be helped using Osteopathy and the correct diet etc. Call Gayle on 01243 641665 to book your appointment.

YOUR health IS my Priority!

© Gayle Palmer D.O. 2015-19

Bio-Kult Infantis is an advanced multi-strain formula for infants with Omega 3 and Vitamin D3.

  • 7 strains of live bacteria
  • High in Omega-3
  • Vitamin D3 to contribute to the normal function of the immune system
  • Preplex (FOS and gum acacia)
  • No sugar, artificial colours or flavourings
  • Gluten free
  • May contain soya and milk as these are used in the growth media of the strains. Traces of milk are at a level that would not affect lactose intolerance sufferers.
  • Made in the UK by Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin).


  • Preplex® (fructooligosaccharide (FOS) and gum acacia)
  • Live bacteria (see strains below)
  • DHA + EPA Powder (source of Omega-3 fatty acid from fish)
  • Vitamin D3

Allergen advice:

  • For allergen advice see ingredients in bold
  • Bio-Kult Infantis food supplements contain fish.
  • Bio-Kult Infantis may contain traces of soya and milk as these are used in the growth media of the strains.
  • May contain soya and milk as these are used in the growth media of the strains. Traces of milk are at a level that would not affect lactose intolerance sufferers.

Live bacteria:

  • Lactobacillus casei PXN 37
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus PXN 54
  • Streptococcus thermophilus PXN 66
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus PXN 35
  • Bifidobacterium breve PXN 25
  • Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus PXN 39
  • Bifidobacterium infantis PXN 27

Each sachet contains:

  • Minimum 1 billion microorganisms per sachet (1 x 109CFU/g), guaranteed throughout the shelf life
  • DHA + EPA: >1mg per sachet
  • Vitamin D3: 2.5mcg per sachet (50% of Nutrient Reference Value)


  • Can be stored at room temperature without the need for refrigeration
  • Total viable count guaranteed to the end of the 2 year shelf life

Directions for use:

  • ½ – 1 sachet once a day mixed with milk, water or food (start with ¼ of a sachet for young babies).
  • If still breast feeding some of the powder can be mixed with a little milk or placed directly on the nipple before a feed or given directly into the infant’s mouth
  • Or as recommended by your doctor or healthcare practitioner
  • Do not exceed recommended daily intake

© Living Elements Clinic 2019

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