The child’s enteric flora is constantly changing. The microbial population starts with breastfeeding and continues with weaning. Changes in diet, medicine (especially antibiotics), infections and living in health risk countries, are factors that can unbalance the steady-state condition of the child’s intestine.
Since the enteric bacterial load protects the body from potentially damaging bacteria, you should take special care of your children’s intestinal wellbeing with a proper diet and avoid taking too many antibiotics (to be taken only when prescribed by a doctor) and lead a healthy lifestyle.
The most common symptoms associated with an alteration of the intestinal flora can be: stomach ache, diarrhoea or constipation, sense of bloating and pressure, sickness and weakness.
Some practical measures that can help with intestinal disorders include drinking plenty of water and taking mineral salts in case of diarrhea.