This review was made possible by iConnect and UpSpring. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.
I breast fed both of my kids and I always knew that was the best option for them, but that didn’t prevent both of them from having tummy trouble…I started the baby on probiotics when he was a baby and at 22 months old, I still make sure he gets his probiotics. As a matter of fact, his pediatrician which is also my daughter’s doctor, recommended that they both take probiotics.
I have tried a couple of different brands and a few days ago, I was introduced to UpSpring a probiotic + Colostrum supplement.
Colostrum also known as the first milk, is the milk produced by mammals (humans included) which contains antibodies that will help to protect newborns from diseases, so I was really curious to see how this would work for my little guy.
The UpSpring comes in 30 single dose packets ( if you are using with infants under 4 months, you only give them ½ a packet), which is great to avoid any measuring and trying to figure out right amounts, it also makes it very convenient when you and your little one are on the go.
The UpSpring probiotic + colostrum powder helps reduce occasional digestive trouble while providing your baby with additional immune support.
UpSpring features 6 probiotic strains in addition to prebiotics which are known to help the beneficial bacteria flourish. Each serving contains 5 billion active CFU’s “colony forming units” used to calculate how many bacteria are capable of dividing and forming colonies.
The Upspring is easy to use as all you need to do is mix it with cold food. I usually put it on my baby’s milk and have no issues with it. The UpSring does not seem to change the taste on food, as my little guy can be quite picky but he has never refused his milk that had been supplemented with the probiotics.
The UpSpring can be mixed with any cold food, but I find that milk is the perfect choice for it. I personally like the fact that there is nothing artificial among the components. In addition, UpSpring is Gluten free and Non GMO.
In case you are curious as of where the colostrum comes from (because I was), the colostrum in the UpSpring is naturally harvested bovine colostrum.