Parenting

Poop Is Not a Dirty Word!

Back when I was pregnant, if you had told me I would one day become fascinated with my baby’s poop patterns, I would have called you crazy.

Never in a million years would I discuss diapers and stools and prebiotics and probiotics and other less than fascinating bodily functions. Instead, I would dote on my baby’s unfaltering genius, her unbridled beauty and her ever-evolving sense of humor. 

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Which is exactly what I did. 

When my daughter was born, I knew instantly that she was the most special baby that ever lived and so, I spent every moment of her little life trying to make her happy and as comfortable as possible. 

So, I read everything I could get my hands on and listened to every word that came out of every new-mother’s mouth. I was sure everyone knew more than I did, and whether I took their advice or not, I paid attention. 

Then they started talking about poop. 

And issues with poop. And how what goes in helps what comes out. So, that’s how I learned about this whole probiotic / prebiotic business and how it’s connected with poop. Apparently breast milk contains prebiotics that feed the beneficial bacteria (who knew bacteria could be beneficial!) throughout the large intestine. Since I wasn’t breastfeeding I started wondering if my baby was missing out on something she needed. And if she, too was going to start experiencing, shall we say, less-than-comfortable passing of poop. 

But then I found out about this great new infant formula. Enfamil® Reguline™ has a prebiotic blend that is designed to act similarly to the prebiotics in breast milk, to promote soft, comfortable stools. 

Enfamil® Reguline™ is an infant formula you use every day, and it’s really quite fascinating how it is designed to work. Click here to see for yourself. 

Take my advice and don’t wait till your baby is born to start talking about stools. That way, you can start from day one to help comfort your baby. And believe me; all new mothers will be glad to discuss it with you!

 

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