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Probiotic Baby Milk Grows Bigger Babies

Findings from a recent study have shown that healthy term infants who received infant formula enriched with probiotic bacteria ( Lactobacillus rhamnosus - LGG ) grew significantly bigger than those receiving ordinary formula.

The researchers state that further studies are needed to ascertain exactly how LGG affects growth.  However, we do know that gut microflora are needed to maintain the integrity of the gut wall and in doing so optimises the absorption of nutrients from the bowel.

Breastmilk contains a range of beneficial bacteria as well as prebiotics ( the food for probiotic bacteria ) but currently only prebiotics are added to some infant formulas.

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Source: Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics February 2006 ( 19:1  p51 - 58 ) 

Date of submission: July 2006 

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