Probiotics can help settle upset stomachs

Posted at: 10/25/2013 4:44 PM
Updated at: 10/25/2013 5:37 PM
By: WNYT Staff

When a child's stomach is upset some parents may try probiotics to help them feel better.

Tara Harwood is a Pediatric Registered Dietician at Cleveland Children's Clinic.

She says probiotics are a good choice, helping kids the same way they help adults.

“It can stimulate the growth of the beneficial bacteria and it can override some of the harmful bacteria that are growing in our digestive system." says Harwood.

 Probiotics can be taken in a capsule or naturally, in fermented and cultured milk products like yogurt or buttermilk.

But you should check with your pediatrician before giving them to your child.