Acidified milks enriched with bacteria

Acidified milks, as their name suggests, have a lower pH than normal. They can be enriched with useful bacteria. They would prevent diarrhea and facilitate digestion.

Many strengths of acidified milks

The acidified milks currently available are both "adapted" and "acidified

Therapeutic role of acidified milk

The originality of the adapted acidified milks is due to their action on the digestion and the medium by a double mechanism: lowering of the pH and bacterial enzymatic activity proteolytic and lactasic

Some milks are simply acidified. Others are acidified and then enriched with live bifidobacteria in order to reproduce the digestive flora of breast-fed infants and thus avoid the development of undesirable flora. The bifido-bacteria seem to remain alive throughout the digestive tract but do not colonize it permanently at the stop of the milk. The possible beneficial effects of this modification of flora must still be demonstrated.

The acid medium inactivates or inhibits the growth of microorganisms. The acidification of milk would thus have a preventive effect on diarrhea. The acidification of the milk also results in a fine flocculation of the casein in the bottle and allows a better action of the pepsin in the stomach. The digestion of lactose is facilitated. Indeed, lactic acid bacteria allow predigestion of lactose into glucose and galactose and its fermentation into lactic acid. This action diminishes the importance of colonic fermentation of lactose and secondary intestinal bloating. Lowering the pH inside the stomach finally has the effect of decreasing gastric emptying time which becomes comparable to that of mother's milk.

Acidified milks can be prescribed in any healthy infant. However, they have advantages in certain situations

Many brands offer acidified milks.

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Adapted, ie formulated according to the legislation Acidified, that is to say whose pH is lowered by organic fermentation thanks to the action of Lactococcus lactis on lactose

In the newborn with a small appetite, with a poor weight curve and slow digestions, In a bloated and gas-impaired infant In the case of gastroesophageal reflux the acceleration of gastric transit is an advantage Although no clinical study has so far demonstrated such a therapeutic role: In the case of community life (crèches), these milks could be used for the prevention of diarrhea.