The benefits of probiotics during pregnancy and breastfeeding 

Pregnancy is incredible. There are new smells, sensations, and feelings developing as the little one grows inside. The body changes in so many amazing ways, and some you can see, and some you can’t. There are numerous ways to support general health during pregnancy, and one way is by taking probiotics.

Probiotics are live bacteria that are often referred to as ‘friendly bacteria’. Probiotics can help maintain good bacterial diversity, which is important when pregnant, to support general health and wellbeing.

Probiotics have a variety of health benefits with the main ones being to assist our digestive system, support the function of the immune system and to assist with nutrient absorption.

Probiotics can support our health and wellbeing throughout all stages of life, even while in the womb. They help maintain a healthy maternal microbiome. A healthy microbiome is important during pregnancy, as a mother shares her microbiome and immunity with her developing baby.

So, what is a microbiome?

The microbiome is an incredible ecosystem of microbes, made up of trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that are floating through the body at any given moment. Weaving their way around the intestines, and moving effortlessly across the skin, they form a protective shield that keeps the immune system healthy and helps to defend against bad bacteria.

The development of our microbiome starts when we are still in the womb and is affected by many things such as prenatal exposure, gestation, diet, lifestyle, antibiotics, and of course, the genetic makeup of the mother. The more diverse the strains of bacteria are in a microbiome, the healthier the microbiome becomes.

It is throughout the early stages of life that a microbiome is formed, and by age three, a person’s microbiome is established. By supporting the health of the mother’s microbiome, probiotics may help to assist in laying the foundation for a healthy microbiome for a developing baby.The Life-Space probiotics range focuses on specialised formulations to help support a healthy microbiome for all stages of life, starting with pregnancy. Life-Space Probiotic for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding, Australia’s number 1 pregnancy and breastfeeding probiotic*, helps to maintain a healthy maternal microbiome which in turn, may assist in the healthy development of a baby’s microbiome.

Life-Space Probiotic for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Life-Space Probiotic for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding helps support general health throughout pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Uniquely formulated and based on scientific evidence, it may provide multiple health benefits.

Microbiome support and general health and wellbeing
This multi-strain formulation is designed to support a healthy microbiome by encouraging bacterial diversity. It also supports the general health and wellbeing of a mother throughout pregnancy.

Immune health
Life-Space Probiotic for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding contains Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains which support immune health.

Healthy vaginal flora
The probiotics Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 found in the Life-Space Probiotic for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding may assist in maintaining healthy vaginal flora.

Digestive health
Most bacteria in the body are found within the digestive tract, up to 2 kilograms in fact! Maintaining healthy levels of beneficial bacteria with probiotics can support digestive health and normal, healthy bowel movements.

Eczema risk reduction
This product has been formulated based on scientific evidence and contains the Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 strain. When taken during pregnancy and while breastfeeding and then given to the infant for the first two years of life, this strain may assist in reducing the prevalence of eczema in young children with a family history.

Mastitis symptoms and recurrence reduction
Mastitis is inflammation of the breast tissue that can occur during breastfeeding which may cause pain and discomfort. Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 is isolated from human breast milk and may relieve or reduce breast pain and discomfort associated with mastitis; and reduce the recurrence of mastitis.

Antibiotic treatment support
Probiotics may assist in restoring beneficial bacteria that may have been disrupted by antibiotics, supporting bacterial diversity and digestive health.*IRI Aztec MarketEdge. Pregnancy Probiotics – Australia Pharmacy. MAT to 10/09/2017


Always read the label. Use only as directed.
If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.
Seek prompt medical advice if the breast is red, hot and tender and/or if flu-like symptoms with fever are present.
Use at first signs of mastitis.
When taking Life-Space Probiotic for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding for mastitis, take 3 capsules daily.

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