Flourish Junior is an artisanal crafted living probiotic that remains in the most natural liquid form. The all-natural fermentation process provides the good bacteria with all the nutrition needed to continue to live, thrive, and multiply even after bottling. Flourish Junior has the same bacteria and concentration as Flourish Original so all dosing remains the same. Grown in sweet Sorghum, Flourish Junior has a sweeter, apple cider-like taste.
Our consortium growing methodology (AKA good friends hanging out) is similar to how microorganisms grow in nature – together. The eleven strains from five different families grow and interact with one another with a result of being stronger together than alone.
Flourish Junior is intentionally free of
Dairy, eggs, gluten, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, carrageenan, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, glyphosate residue, GMOs.
As a complete living milieu (think society), the flavor, aroma, and culture count may vary from batch to batch. Each batch is third party tested to ensure a minimum of 8 billion CFUs (culture forming units).
Is Flourish Safe for my baby under the age of 1?
It is generally considered safe for infants to use probiotics.
Suggested use of Flourish (Original or Junior) for those under 12 months old: 0-3 months use 0.25 ml daily; 3-6 months use 0.5 ml daily; 6-9 months use 0.75 ml daily; 9-12 months use 1 ml daily. These are suggested starting doses. Doses can be adjusted for tolerability and outcomes. We recommend using a properly calibrated oral dosing syringe to correctly measure smaller doses.
Are probiotics reccommended for children born via cesarean section?
Yes. Research is showing that probiotics are especially important in children born via Cesarean section. The most important thing to ever happen to your microbiome happens the moment you are born.
Babies born vaginally get their first major dose of microbes from their mothers as they pass through the birth canal. These beneficial bacteria include Lactobacillus, which helps breakdown the lactose in milk to make energy. More Lactobacilli colonize the mother’s vagina as her due date nears, ready to jump ship to her baby, helping to digest breast milk.
Babies delivered via C-section surgery get their first dose of microbes from their mother’s skin and the skin of doctors and nurses in the delivery room.
Size: 1 glass bottle (16 fl oz)