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There are so many things I’ve had to deal with as a parent that I never saw coming. I knew about waking up several times a night to feed, I knew how awful a c-section recovery could be, and I knew that potty training could be the death of me. What I didn’t know was that my son would lead us down a path that I never knew existed: food therapy.
Jonah loved to eat baby food when he was small. He loved just about any food we gave him, but this changed when he transitioned from baby food to table food. We still don’t completely understand why he started refusing food; my theory is that the texture of the new food threw him off. We could get him to eat about three types of food, and that was it. I was worried. His weight started to decline, and eventually we got a diagnosis of “failure to thrive.” I felt like a failure as a parent. When Jonah was about four years old we brought him to a food therapist on the advice of our pediatrician.
It has been a long road. We had him in food therapy for about six months before things started really improving. Jonah’s health has constantly been on my mind. Between food therapy and having to go to a pediatric gastroenterologist for digestive issues, I have done a lot of research into what my child eats and the supplements that he takes. My kids’ overall health is my number one priority.
I have had many people ask me about Jonah and his story. Often they ask about what types of supplements we give him to ensure he stays on the right track. For us, we focus on eating healthy and supplementing with a daily probiotic. We know how essential beneficial bacteria are in maintaining a healthy digestive balance. This is important because a healthy digestive balance supports a healthy immune system, 70 percent of your immune system is located in your digestive tract.
We have been using Florastor® probiotic supplements. Made with natural ingredients that are vegetarian, gluten-free, and appropriate for lactose intolerance, Florastor® probiotics complement your healthy and active lifestyle. I love that their capsules and powder sachets do not require refrigeration and have a three-year shelf life, so you don’t have to worry about them expiring.
FlorastorKids features all the same benefits and unique attributes as Florastor, but comes in powder sachets with tutti-frutti flavoring. Parents everywhere know how beneficial this is as you can easily mix the powder into your child’s favorite foods and beverages, such as applesauce or fruit juice. Jonah doesn’t even know the supplement is in his applesauce, which is a good thing for this tired parent who doesn’t want to deal with complaints during dinnertime. Our entire family takes Florastor daily probiotic supplements for our overall health.
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While I would take all the valleys of parenting all over again, it is nice to be on the other side of my son’s eating disorder. Seeing him start to thrive and grow is the most amazing part of my parenting journey. If you have struggles, hang in there. From one parent to another I can tell you that it won’t last forever.
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