My oldest daughter, Avery* began to show signs of gut dysbiosis shortly after birth.
About a week after she was born, Avery developed oral thrush (overgrowth of Candida in the mouth, a sign of gut dysbiosis) that was treated with Nystatin. This appeared to resolve the problem.
However, at about 7 weeks old colic set in; she would scream, writhe, and couldn’t be consoled for hours and hours each day.
This colic lasted until she was 4 months old. This is when I began to notice Avery’s constipation.
Her stools were hard and difficult to pass–a sign that something was not right in her gastrointestinal system. Many times while trying to have a bowel movement should would cry or scream in pain. This chronic constipation lasted well into her third year.
Through the thrush, colic, and constipation, our pediatricians assured us Avery was “fine,” “normal,” and that I myself was “too anxious” about my daughter’s health. Read More→