This post is sponsored by Evivo, all opinions are 100% my own
Happy Thursday everyone! We are in the home stretch to the weekend! Today I am talking all about baby gut health and why I chose to give Sawyer a probiotic. If you follow me on stories I have mentioned multiple times Sawyer is a VERY fussy baby! We tried gas drops, putting him to bed earlier, and even little straws you stick up their rear end to relieve gas (that was fun!). I knew he suffered from gas because he had bad toots constantly and my doctor recommend I try him on a probiotic. I found some over the counter ones, but they didn’t seem to be doing much so I did a little research and came across Evivo. Evivo is the ONLY clinically proven probiotic. Once I started doing more research on Evivo I found out that 9 out of 10 babies are lacking B. Infantis which is a good bacteria that helps protect babies gut by helping digest nutrients in breast milk and reduce bad bacteria. In fact, Evivo is clinically proven to reduce 80% of bad bacteria in a baby’s gut which has SO many health benefits! By restoring your baby’s gut in their first 6 months of life it can reduce their risks of colic, eczema, allergies, diabetes, and obesity!
They make it so easy to give to your baby as well! When you get the starter kit it comes with a month supply in individual packets, a small mixing cup, and syringe. Then you mix one of the packets once a day with about 5ml of breast milk (Evivo is only clinically proven for breast milk but has heard success stories with formula) in the cup, and then suck the breast milk mixture into the syringe and then give it to baby. Sawyer actually loves it too and gobbles it right up each time! Just a few tips that I have found to make the process easier: Use warm breast milk (it dissolves better and Sawyer likes it better warm) and feed baby before giving them Evivo. While feeding use a Haakaa pump (or other breast milk catcher) on opposite breast while feeding to catch extra let down and use that for the mixture after baby is fed. That way there is no pumping involved! Because this mama hates pumping haha!
Now that you know all the amazing benefits of Evivo, how did it benefit Sawyer? Well his toots are finally under control ya’ll haha! His bowel movements have become super regular (almost like clock work) and his dry skin he had before is completely gone! The best part is that he has almost doubled his feeding time! Sawyer is not a very good eater and is less than 10% on the growth chart and my doctor wanted me to start giving him a formula bottle a day to have him gain some weight and he absolutely refuses to take formula. So the fact that it has helped his tummy so much that he is eating more is huge for us! Also not to mention all the benefits it is giving him for his future! I highly recommend Evivo if you are looking to help with your baby’s gut health and overall health! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! <3