An Experimental Study and a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Antisecretory Activity of Lactobacillus acidophilus Strain LB Against Nonrotavirus Diarrhea
By now, we’ve seen more than enough evidence on the viability of using probiotics as a cornerstone for treatment of many types of GI disorders, with diarrhea in children being quite well studied. The bottom line is that these friendly bacteria are supposed to be there. Mother Nature made that quite clear when she decided to put lactobacillus into breast milk.
However, the concept of probiotics for children have been quite slow to catch on in the pediatric community. This is disturbing, especially considering the long term health benefits of having probiotics present in the gut, and the fact that many of these studies are published in pediatric journals. This particular study found a shortening of non-rotavirus diarrhea by one day.