Evivo: Reclaiming the Microbiome for Newborns After Birth
As a doula who supports new families in making healthy choices, I find that there are critical moments during pregnancy and the postnatal period that are not commonly addressed but have great impact on maternal, fetal and newborn health. Let’s talk about the first environment – the womb. Inside the womb, a baby’s gut is believed to be nearly sterile until the water breaks. The microbiome, a community of trillions of bacterial organisms that live inside our bodies, is first inoculated by mama’s bacteria in the birth process. The baby will swallow the beneficial bacteria during the birth journey. At birth, a newborn’s microbiome will closely resemble the bacteria of the mom’s gut microbiome. Those bacteria will colonize the baby’s gut, develop her microbiome and lay the foundation of her immune system. But what happens when a baby is born via C-section and misses out on the contact with its mother’s flora?
An option that I highly recommend is bacterial supplementation with a baby probiotic. Evivo is the first and only product of its kind. Together with breast milk, Evivo is clinically proven to restore your baby’s gut microbiome to its original state with the good bacteria B. infantis. Our gut is home to tens of trillions of organisms, including up to 1,000 species of bacteria. It is estimated that 60- 80% of our immune system lives there. Evivo significantly reduces an abundance of potentially harmful bacteria in your baby’s gut, especially those linked to a higher risk for colic, eczema, allergies, obesity and diabetes.
Humans and their microbes share a mutually beneficial relationship, shaping human development and health outcomes beginning at birth. They entrain our immune system, fight off infection and help process our food. Thankfully Evivo is here – a functional supplement that helps develop the baby’s metabolism and immune system and builds the foundation for good health that lasts a lifetime, even if baby was born via C-section.
My son was born vaginally and my midwife suggested I introduce a baby probiotic to help ease his gas which develops at around six weeks of life. This can help ease colic in symptomatic newborns. I wish a product like Evivo existed which was easy to prepare, travel with and administer. I remember the difficulties of traveling with a bottle of powder – the spills, storage issues and just feeling like I wasn’t “doing it right.” Evivo is easy to mix as each dose is one packet, it stays stored in the freezer until ready for use and is easily dialed up in a syringe to give to your baby. I suggest placing the syringe into the corner of the baby’s mouth while breastfeeding and release the probiotic that way. Evivo captures all the nutrients and immune factor from your breast milk, converting them into additional nutrients for baby. As long as your little one is consuming breast milk you can continue administering Evivo. It will also help protect your baby during the transition to solids. And, it’s affordable at $2 per day, which is about a $400 investment for the first 6-months of baby’s life – totally worth it.
What are your thoughts on probiotics? Would you try this product?
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