Saving Babies’ Lives, for Pennies a day.

I am talking about Canada, not the third world!

Probiotics are cheap and reduce mortality.

Florababy(TM) costs about $25 per 60 gram tub.

One tub is enough for 120 days of prophylaxis, that is enough for the entire hospitalization of an extremely preterm infant.

Among babes who survive the first few days of life, the common causes of delayed death are sepsis, severe respiratory failure, and Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Probiotics decrease NEC frequency by about 60%. Probiotics decrease  delayed deaths by nearly half. For about 20 cents per day per baby.

(I have no conflicts of Interest: I have received no money or rewards of any kind from pharmaceutical or probiotic companies).

About Keith Barrington

I am a neonatologist and clinical researcher at Sainte Justine University Health Center in Montréal
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