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Happy tummies mean happy days for growing kids

Your child’s happiness begins with good physical health and positive social interactions.

5 mins to read May 19, 2020

A sore tummy impacts your child’s happiness. It means time off school, more visits to the doctor, and disrupted sleep for the whole family. Often, digestive discomfort is due to a microbial imbalance of good gut bacteria. This imbalance can upset the digestive system, which affects gut movements and may lead to tummy ache. It is important that your child’s diet helps to maintain a healthy digestive system, because this will help regular and painless bowel movements. Constipation and other tummy problems can be reduced by having more good gut bacteria to maintain the balance. A child with a happy tummy has a happier day!


Live cultures have been shown to have a positive effect on the digestive system. These cultures colonise the digestive system, where they help digestive comfort and support a happy tummy. They help to move food along the digestive system, resulting in improved bowel movement.


Research in preschool children has shown that supplementing a child’s daily diet with L. reuteri reduces their risk of getting diarrhoea or respiratory tract infections. This is because L. reuteri supports the immune cells found in the intestine to fight off infection.   


L. reuteri has also been shown to reduce tummy ache in some children who regularly complain of a sore tummy but appear to have no underlying cause. When the good bacteria in your child’s gut is balanced, it helps with digestive comfort.


To make it easier for you to give your child the benefits of L. reuteri,  we’ve added it to NESTLÉ® LACTOKID® 4.


NESTLÉ® LACTOKID® 4 is a delicious and creamy drink for growing children aged 3–5 years. It is specially formulated for your growing child and is the only drink which contains Comfortis® (L. reuteri) –active cultures that ensure a happy tummy.


NESTLÉ® LACTOKID® 4 is also a source of  Vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, B7, C, D and E and minerals Iodine and Zinc. This contributes to your child’s daily intake to support their nutrient requirements.


To make sure the cultures do their job, cool the boiled water to body temperature before adding NESTLÉ® LACTOKID® 4 powder.


With NESTLÉ® LACTOKID® 4, your child’s happy tummy will mean they have more time to play, learn and have fun.



References are available on request.


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1.        Clark H, Coll-Seck AM, Banerjee A, Peterson S, Dalglish SL, Ameratunga S, et al. A future for the world’s children? A WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission. Lancet 2020;395(10224):605–658. 

2.        Romano C, Ferrau’ V, Cavataio F, Iacono G, Spina M, Lionetti E, et al. Lactobacillus reuteri in children with functional abdominal pain (FAP). J Paediatr Child Health 2014;50(10):E68–71. 

3.        Coccorullo P, Strisciuglio C, Martinelli M, Miele E, Greco L, Staiano A. Lactobacillus reuteri (DSM 17938) in Infants with Functional Chronic Constipation: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study. J Pediatr 2010;157(4):598–602.

4.        Gutierrez-Castrellon P, Lopez-Velazquez G, Diaz-Garcia L, Jimenez-Gutierrez C, Mancilla-Ramirez J, Estevez-Jimenez J, et al. Diarrhea in Preschool Children and Lactobacillus reuteri: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics 2014;133(4).


IMPORTANT NOTICE. A-well balanced diet, both during pregnancy and after delivery, helps sustain an adequate supply of breastmilk. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended during the first 6 months of life followed by the introduction of adequate nutritious complementary foods, along with sustained breastfeeding up to two years of age and beyond. 


NESTLÉ® LACTOKID® 4 is not a breastmilk substitute. As babies grow at different rates, seek advice with your health professionals on the appropriate time when your baby should start receiving this product. 


Ogilvy 28593, May 2020.