Oral Probiotics Prevent Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants
Not to beat a dead horse, but if giving probiotics to a preterm infant can positively impact their risk of survival, than why are we taking so long to recognize their benefits in infants and toddlers? I recently had a patient that presented for help with chronic ear infections. As in 35 YEARS of ear infections which of course included untold courses of antibiotics and multiple myringotomy tubes.
Never once, with all the specialists she had seen over the decades, had a single one ever mentioned the importance of normal flora. So much so that she did not even know what probiotics were! How, with all the research out there, is this even possible? (sorry..I feel much better now…)