Most adults are familiar with probiotics and the role they play in our overall health. But many people don’t realize probiotics are also important for babies and their growing bodies. A new study suggests that only 23% of parents currently incorporate probiotics into their young child’s diet. First introduced during breast-feeding, probiotics are ‘good bacteria’ that support your baby’s digestive health and immune system. As babies grow, gut health is important for good overall health. So, parents should be sure to incorporate them in their baby’s diet.
Easier said than done…
53% of parents are both overwhelmed and confused by the varying opinions on childhood nutrition. With so many conflicting sources of information – friends, family, parenting books, mom blogs – it has become exceedingly difficult to determine what you should be feeding your child.
Join Dr. Tanya Altmann in a recent interview for Michigan Mom Living readers regarding the importance of probiotics for children, healthy eating habits and more.
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About Dr. Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP
Dr. Tanya is a UCLA-trained pediatrician and mom of three boys. She is a best-selling author, network television parenting expert, and entertainment industry and child product industry consultant. As a health expert for numerous news programs and talk shows, including Today (NBC) and KTLA 5 Morning News (CW Los Angeles) and The Doctors (CBS), Dr. Tanya has discussed breaking medical news stories and controversial parenting issues.
Dr. Tanya has a broad understanding of the most recent medical developments. She is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and is the Chief Medical Advisor for the Newborn Channel.
After 14 years in a busy group pediatric practice, Dr. Tanya founded Calabasas Pediatrics, a concierge practice providing innovative and personalized pediatric health care with an emphasis on nutrition, a healthy lifestyle and preventive medicine. She loves being able to spend more time with her patients and be available to them after hours and on weekends, when they often need her most.
For more information, check out Dr. Altmann’s book What to Feed Your Baby or go to http://www.stonyfield.com/products/baby-kids/yobaby/blueberry-apple.