Let’s talk about the postpartum period after pregnancy⁠⁠ ends. On Instagram @AndreaHardyRD, I talk all about the whether or not probiotics can help during the postpartum period.

Can probiotics help postpartum? 🙋🏼‍♀️👩‍🍼⁠


DYK probiotics aren’t just for IBS or during antibiotics, they can also help with other things?⁠

Recently, @aeprobio added Lactobacillus fermentum LC40 as a probiotic strain used to prevent and treat mastitis. I didn’t want to take any chances of having to deal with mastitis while learning to breastfeed so for me, it made sense for me to add this immediately post partum!⁠

Research has found that L. Fermentum LC40 not only performed as well as antibiotics in the treatment of mastitis, but also helped to prevent recurrence of mastitis. And now, the strain is available in Canada! ⁠

As a GI dietitian, these aren’t applications I usually pay too much attention to, but luckily I was able to attend @aeprobio’s clinical update on probiotics in the first 1000 days of baby’s life. For clinicians, the replay is available on aeprobio.com