Bifidumbacterin is a probiotic containing lyophilized live antagonist active bifidobacteria.
These bifidobacteria are antagonists of a wide range of pathogenic and conditionally pathogenic microorganisms, in addition to activating the process of digestion and function of the gastrointestinal tract, exchange processes, increase the non-specific resistance of the organism and strengthen the immune system.
That is, the bifidumbakterin, thanks to the bacterial strains it contains, helps to normalize the intestinal microflora and, therefore, strengthens the body’s immune forces, since our intestines, this is the second, after the oropharynx, the barrier of our body against infection.
Bifidumbacterin is produced in several dosage forms: dried in vials and ampoules, for its manufacture use the microbial mass of live lyophilized bifidobacteria in a protective medium of sugar, gelatin and milk with a growth medium.
Powder in bags made of laminated sheet, the same bifidobacteria, but without the means to grow bifidumbacterins in tablets and candles.
One dose of the drug Bifidumbakterin in vials, ampoules, contains 10 ^ 7, powder – 10 ^ 8 live cells. Each of these packages contains 5 doses, in one tablet and one candle – 1 dose.
The bifidumbacterina is used to normalize the intestinal microflora in various infections, taking antibiotics. For the prevention of intrahospital infections in maternity hospitals and hospitals.
It is also prescribed for children born by caesarean section or earlier than expected, when the natural colonization of the baby’s intestinal microflora is altered and there is a large proportion of probabilities that the colonization will be caused by “incorrect” bacteria. The fact is that in the first year of a child’s life, the main microorganisms in his intestine are bifidobacteria.
Ideally, a newborn baby should spread over the mother’s womb, and if this is not possible (due to a cesarean, for example, or simply the poor condition of the woman), then the belly of the baby’s father ( of course, if the father is present at the birth). And this first contact of the child with the new world begins with the “native” microflora for his family.
At this point, colonization of the skin of the newborn and its intestines with various bacteria begins.
Since in the colostrum, and later in the milk of the woman, it is these microorganisms that are always present. It is not entirely clear how they arrive, but the fact that they are there is a fact.
It is also known for sure that without the correct microflora the intestine can not function properly!
That is why it is very important to help a child who, for one reason or another, has not received or lost (taking antibiotics, intestinal infections, etc.) “correct” the bacteria, fill them.
And so, we have learned that bifidobacteria are very important for the newborn. But it is with its natural development.
What if they do not hurt the child, if they give him extra?
If the bifidobacteria are too much? Similar emotions of the parents are understandable.
None of us wants to hurt his son.
The instructions for bifidumbacterin for newborns are written in black and white, no side effects have been identified. And this is true, bifidobacteria can not be too much, this is the first.
And, second, bifidobacteria are completely harmless to humans, so there’s nothing to fear! The only thing to consider is that this preparation contains lactose, milk sugar, therefore, its use is not recommended for people with lactase deficiency.
How to give bifidumbacterina to the baby?
The powder in an envelope is mixed with 30-50 milliliters of water or breast milk and administered during feeding. Newborns and children up to six months receive an envelope (5 doses) per day.
Children older than six months and up to three years receive bifidumbacterin 1-2 bags per day.
Adults and children over three years: 2 envelopes 1-2 times a day. These are prophylactic doses. For the treatment, the multiplicity of intake increases up to four times a day in an envelope (more than 7 years – 2 envelopes per reception).
In any case, if you have been prescribed medication, read the instructions carefully before using it!
Do not dissolve Bifidumbacterin in hot water! Since this will lead to the death of bifidobacteria! The temperature of the liquid to which the medicine is added must not exceed 40 degrees!
The drug should be stored in the refrigerator. After cultivation, storage is not subject!
How long should bifidumbacterine be taken in a baby?
The minimum course lasts 7 days, but it is optimal to administer the medication within a month. The course can be repeated in a couple of weeks, if necessary.
The advantages of this medicine, in its comparison with other medicines of the group of probiotics, include a relatively low price. The price of bifidumbacterin for newborns of 10 pieces varies around 90 rubles, which will agree, not so much.
But every barrel of honey always has its own tar spoon! The same goes for bifidobacterin for newborns.
Despite the fact that the Internet is full of positive comments about taking this medication. Most doctors recommend it.
However, the efficacy of bifidumbacterin is not proven. Now in medicine we accept levels of evidence of the effectiveness of drugs. There are some:
Level 1 (A): large, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies, as well as data obtained from a meta-analysis of several randomized controlled studies.
Level 2 (B): small, randomized, controlled studies in which statistics are based on a small number of patients.
Level 3 (C): non-randomized clinical trials in a limited number of patients.
Level 4 (D): development of consensus by a group of experts on a particular problem.
That is, the level of evidence And it tells us that the drug works 100%! And the level of evidence is D, which is most likely that the medication is not effective.
So bifidumbacterin has a level of evidence C! This means that its effectiveness is not clinically proven. The drug does not work!
To believe: the opinion of the parents who leave their comments on the Internet, or the data provided by the clinical research in progress, depends on your decision. I only bring you this information.