Kefir for Kids

We spend a lot of time talking about the incredible health benefits kefir provides adults, but did you know it’s also great for kids?

A healthy digestive system is crucial for childhood development – physical, mental and emotional. However, with the temptation of high-calorie and sugary foods available to kids at school and publicized on television, it can be difficult to find snacks that both parents and children can agree on.

That’s why we developed a special line of products just for kids called ProBugs!


Probugs Pouches are Lifeway’s up to 99% lactose-free, gluten-free and synthetic hormone-free kefir drinks designed specifically for small tummies and taste buds. Made with organic whole milk kefir, they’re high in healthy fat, protein, calcium, vitamin D and contain 10 live and active probiotic cultures. Designed just for kids with exciting characters, delicious flavors and small hand-friendly pouches, they’re perfect for an afternoon snack, in lunch boxes, on long car rides, and more! Find your favorite flavor here.


Still not convinced? Check out the benefits Lifeway Probugs Kefir provides children below – we’re sure you’ll change your mind:


Kids need probiotics just as much as adults do to maintain healthy tummies, but getting them to eat many cultured foods (such as kimchi, sauerkraut or miso) can be a challenge. Giving your child a Probugs pouch is an easy way to add healthy, cultured foods to their diet in the form of a treat.


Healthy fats are essential to proper cognitive development, digestion, and overall health. Lifeway Probugs kefir is made with organic whole milk that hasn’t been treated with hormones, pesticides, or antibiotics. It’s a natural, healthy fat.


One serving of Lifeway Probugs Kefir contains 10-15 percent of the daily recommended value of calcium for a child. Calcium is important for building strong bones (we know how accident-prone children can be…) and assists in weight management.


Protein is essential for a body to rebuild, maintain, and replace body tissue – muscles, organs and, you guessed it, your immune system. As children grow rapidly, it’s important to consistently supply them with complete proteins. One serving of Probugs Blasts contains five grams of protein!

Bonus: Probiotics May Help Infantile Colic

According to the The Journal of Pediatrics, administering L. reuteri significantly improved colic symptoms by reducing crying and fussing times. 

There are loads of reasons to include probiotic-rich kefir in your child’s diet and we’ll be sharing more over the coming weeks. In the meantime, be sure to explore our recipes and find YOUR favorite way to enjoy Lifeway Kefir! The options are limitless!