You’re probably reading this article because you’re worried about the bacteria in your kid’s stomach. Like other moms, it is often that when we hear the word “bacteria”, we can’t help but imagine these dangerous organisms causing our child to get sick!
To ease your mind, let us confirm one thing: yes, there are bacteria living in your child’s digestive system --- but as long as the good ones prevail...you don't have to worry. .
Two kinds of bacteria live in an ecosystem located at the gut called “intestinal flora” - a complex community made up of billions of microorganisms that are mostly bacteria. This ecological environment is composed of billions of micro-organisms that live in a perfect balance, contributing to the overall health of your child’s body.
What are the functions of the intestinal flora?
The gut flora has many important roles especially in digestion, production of vitamins and other beneficial substances. In addition, the intestinal flora helps immune function by being a protective barrier against harmful bacteria in the gut.