If you are interested in probiotics you might enjoy this blog post from The Healthy Home Economist. It is not specifically focused on pediatric feeding difficulty but shares some good information. I have always been a believer in probiotics and take a daily one myself. However, it has been difficult to recommend these to our patients for many reasons, some of which include the expense and lack of insurance coverage for these as well as the lack of full understanding of which types of bacteria to recommend.
Many caregivers and therapists are interested in using probiotics to help our patients but have been stuck because of these limitations. Since the advent of the microbiome research, we are starting to understand this topic a little better but still have a long way to go. If health benefits can be studied and documented, perhaps someday, probiotics might even be covered by insurance. Check out this interesting post.
Probiotic Strains Matched to the Illnesses They Heal
by Melanie Christner