Smidge Infant Probiotic Powder (FORMERLY GUTPRO® INFANT)
Smidge™ Infant Probiotic (formerly GutPro® Infant)
- Contains strains found in healthy infants
- Ideal starter probiotic
- Compatible with real food diets
- No additives/prebiotics
- Free of common allergens
Introducing GutPro Infant formula in our Smidge Infant Probiotic powder, crafted specifically for your baby's budding digestive system and made in attentive small batches.
Our meticulously curated blend boasts seven clinically-backed probiotic strains, mirroring those naturally present in healthy infants. This is tailored to infuse young intestines with beneficial bacteria right from the beginning.
Our formula's dominant strain, Bifidobacterium infantis, which is predominant in the intestines of breastfed babies, makes up 50% of the blend. Research has illustrated its efficacy in bolstering a strong immune system, fostering growth, and promoting seamless digestion.*
The potential benefits of this blend are manifold: it may address typical infant digestive concerns like reflux (GERD), colic, occasional light diarrhea, constipation, as well as skin conditions such as mild rashes and eczema.* Furthermore, it might alleviate irritability, ensuring satisfaction, tranquility, and rejuvenating rest for both baby and family.*
Distinctly, Smidge Infant Probiotic powder omits certain strains and prebiotics found in several mainstream products that could lead to histamine intolerance, d-lactic acidosis, or other unwanted reactions.
You also won’t find common allergens, additives or fillers.
Drawing upon comprehensive research and insights from certified health professionals, doctors, and invaluable feedback from parents like you, we've shaped this probiotic blend. All our strains are non-GMO, undergo rigorous purity testing, and are safeguarded in renowned microbial culture collections. This ensures you’re offering only the safest, most natural probiotics to your cherished little one.
For precise dosage, we've included a convenient spoon, ensuring just the right amount for your precious bundle. ;)
Contains 15 grams, which translates to 750 servings, with each serving delivering a robust 1.45 billion CFUs.
B. infantis is a folate-producing beneficial bacteria, primarily found in the gastrointestinal tracts of healthy infants (and human mouths) and breast-fed babies. It may play a critical role in establishing a healthy intestinal lining and a robust and well-regulated immune system.* Research has also linked B. infantis to helping mitigate inflammation* Research suggests B. infantis regulates the production of tryptophan, the precursor for serotonin (the neurotransmitter associated with a sense of satisfaction and happiness).* A note on folate: it’s one of the B vitamins responsible for tissue growth and cell function.*
Bifidobacteria are a group of bacteria that typically live in the human intestines and stomach, that help to perform essential functions like digestion and the maintenance of beneficial bacteria. One study suggests that B. bifidum may support immunity by staving off colds and touches of the flu in the winter months. Another clinical study indicates B. bifidum may help with abdominal discomfort caused by gas and bloating.* And yet another study states that B. bifidum can help with occasional diarrhea.* Clinical research suggests that B. bifidum can help maintain comfortable joint movement.* There’s also a correlation to improved mental health (boosting mood and easing anxiety), as bifidobacterium is classified as a “psychobiotic”, which affects central nervous system-related functions and behaviors mediated by the gut-brain axis.
One of the first bacteria to colonize our bodies at birth, B. longum is associated with helping to digest milk and other challenging foods, as it produces lactic acid from the fermentation of sugar in the gut.* Research suggests that B. longum may support immunity and growth in children.* It’s also linked to helping maintain healthy cholesterol levels already within a normal range.* And it’s been studied to help alleviate stress, support cognition and restful sleep, and help even out mood and behavior.*
L. salivarius is one of the most prevalent probiotic species in human saliva. It produces organic acids from carbohydrates, such as lactic acid and acetic acid. L. salivarius helps keep the microbial population in the mouth healthy, thus staving off childhood cavities when used with a real food diet.* Also, several clinical trials indicate that L. salivarius seems to help support the immune system and, as a result, support healthy skin.* Importantly, researchers state that it may keep the vagina healthy and comfortable by promoting a healthy pH balance.* It's been shown to ease atopic dermatitis.*
B. breve is one of the most helpful probiotic bacteria in the human body due to its unique ability to compete with harmful bacteria by digesting a variety of molecules. It’s also prevalent in the colons of breastfed babies. B. breve is linked to helping with occasional constipation in children.* And when combined with a gluten-free (real food) diet, B. breve promotes microbial balance in childrens’ digestive tracts.* B. breve seems to play a role in helping to establish a healthy microbiome, based on trials involving preterm babies. And, clinical research suggests it may be useful in recolonizing the guts of children who have undergone chemotherapy.* B. breve is also an essential strain for c-section babies — to help replace commensal flora.*
A transient probiotic bacteria that inhabit the human intestines and the colon, B. lactis breaks down body waste and aids in the absorption of various vitamins and minerals.* One study showed that B. lactis helped preterm babies gain weight and helped develop their immune systems.* Beyond the babies, extensive research has shown that B. lactis beneficial for abdominal comfort and proper digestion, helping to get the colon in shape and making occasional constipation a thing of the past.* Notably, preliminary lab research indicates B. lactis shows exciting potential in neutralizing certain issues associated with wheat.* It’s also been found to aid the respiratory system.*
L. gasseri is naturally found in the human digestive and urinary tracts. Preliminary research indicates that L. gasseri may inhibit inflammation signaling at the genetic level and stimulate the immune response.* It has antimicrobial properties and may ease mild, occasional gas, constipation, bloating and diarrhea.*
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Infant Probiotic contains 7 clinically-proven human probiotic strains (B. infantis, B. bifidum, B. breve, B. longum, B. lactis, L. gasseri and L. salivarius (check out our ingredients section for more on the benefits of these probiotics for babies).
We use only the highest-quality probiotic bacteria: All strains have been thoroughly researched, documented and banked in recognized microbial culture collections. And, our strains are non-GMO and tested for purity.
We want nothing but gentleness for your baby. Smidge® Infant Probiotic does not contain certain strains found in other probiotics that can cause histamine intolerance, d-lactic acidosis or other adverse reactions. This means no strains that produce d-lactate, no streptococcus thermophilus, no spore-forming strains; and only histamine-neutral and histamine degrading strains. It also does not contain prebiotics.
No plants here. L. plantarum, a plant-based strain, is omitted in Smidge® Infant Probiotic because L. plantarum is a very potent strain that increases the potency of a probiotic formula. Because we wanted the infant formula to be less potent than the original Sensitive Probiotic powder, we did not include it. Customers with worries about d-lactate production may also prefer the omission of L. plantarum as it produces a small amount of d-lactate. However, it's important to remember that it helps balance the production of L-lactate.
Nope. There are no prebiotics in Smidge® Infant Probiotic. This is because prebiotics like inulin and maltodextrin are often included in other commercial brands as fillers, yet can feed pathogens and cause negative reactions in people with sensitive digestive systems. Breast milk already has its own unique prebiotics. And prebiotics have been added to infant formulas with beneficial effects. But bottom line, we want parents to be able to carefully develop their children's diets according to their unique situations.
Yes! Smidge® Infant Probiotic does not contain common additives, allergens or fillers. This means no excipients or other added ingredients, such as magnesium stearate, silica, titanium dioxide.
Absolutely. Smidge® Infant Probiotic is free of common allergens. All strains are grown on a dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian, non-GMO culture. It does not contain milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, wheat/gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, yeast, corn or soy.
Brrrr. Smidge® Infant Probiotic is comprised of freeze-dried bacteria. Old school probiotics contained live cultures that died in transit due to warm temperatures. Freeze-dried bacteria can withstand warmer temperatures during transit.
Our Infant Probiotic powder works best with a wholesome, real food diet for mom and baby. Think healthy fats, organic or raw milk, wild-caught fish, grass-fed meat, organic vegetables; and the elimination of GMOs, additives, preservatives, chemicals and processed sugar/flour.
B. Infantis is amazing! As we touched on in the ingredients section, Bifidobacterium infantis is prevalent in the GI tracts of breastfed babies, as it feeds on unique oligosaccharides found in breast milk that infants can't digest — leaving little room for unwanted bacteria and supporting a healthy digestive ecosystem.*
In a scientific study, moms and infants received a B. infantis preparation and lactation support from a week to three weeks after birth. The bacteria quickly established themselves in the babies, crowding out other gut bacteria that are associated with intestinal problems and immune-related conditions such as asthma, allergies and autoimmune disease.* Meanwhile, another study discovered that nearly all babies born in developed nations (including the U.S.) no longer have B. infantis. It was hypothesized that an increase in cesarean sections, infant formula and antibiotics led to the reduction in this beneficial bacteria. This study stated that a stressed microbiome composition may lead to chronic inflammation and immune-mediated diseases, highlighting an increase in infant intestinal dysbiosis. The good news, according to research noted in the same study, is that remodeling of the gut microbiome in breastfed infants fed B. infantis improved gut function and ecosystem productivity.*
>B. Infantis (as well as several other strains in the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium families) also produces folate, which is necessary for infant development and growth and red blood cell creation.*
The strains in our baby probiotics are sourced and produced in the U.S. :)
Yes! Smidge® Infant Probiotic (and all of our probiotics!) can be shipped when it's hot outside. Because it requires refrigeration, we only ship orders Monday through Wednesday using two-day premium shipping services that include tracking. We also have an overnight shipping option.
Smidge® probiotics are freeze-dried, so they hold up well to warm temperatures.
We know fed is best! Regardless of whether your baby is breastfeeding or takes her nourishment from the bottle, a premium infant probiotic can help colonize little intestines with beneficial bacteria from the get-go, as well as offer digestive comfort, regularity and immunity.
Smidge® Infant Probiotic consists of 50% Bifidobacterium infantis, which dominates in breastfed babies' intestines. This is also beneficial for nursing mom to baby, because the amount of healthy bacteria baby receives is dependent on mom's diet and microbiome. And let's face it, new moms do all the things, so sometimes getting all four food groups in can be a feat, and therefore we need probiotic supplementation (Plus, balanced gut bacteria make it possible for babies to digest breast milk effectively, and to gain the milk's full nutritional benefits.*)
See, newborns are exposed to their mother's bacteria when making their way down the birth canal. This kicks off the production of good and sometimes pathogenic bacteria in the baby's GI tract.
All of this means the right blend of beneficial bacteria — in the form of probiotic-rich foods and the clean supplements — is the life force inside you and your little one. And gut flora is responsible for how your kiddies respond to most everything, from their pitter-patter of little feet to their grown-up steps, on their health journeys.