Baby Drops Probiotics

30 servings |1 month's supply

4.8/5 (31 reviews) Read verified product reviews
4.8/5 (31 reviews) Read verified product reviews
Dr Sasivimol Ahmed PhD, PG Dip (Personalised Nutrition), BSc (Food Science)
If you look at the quality of the strains, the number of billions, and the number of capsules/sachets per pack, Optibac is unbeatable value for money.
Dr Sasivimol Ahmed
Dr Sasivimol Ahmed PhD, PG Dip (Personalised Nutrition), BSc (Food Science)

Who is it for?

Especially formulated for newborns and babies, Optibac Probiotics Baby Drops is a completely natural and vegan liquid probiotic supplement. Clinically trialled in thousands of infants and shown to support digestion and immune health.

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Key benefits

Probiotics for babies

Dietary supplement for newborns from birth onwards; infants, babies and young children. Suitable for both breastfed and bottle-fed babies.

  • Probiotics for babies Suitable for use from birth and designed especially for use in newborns, infants and young children
  • Highly researched Contains the world-renowned probiotic strain, B. breve M-16V®, researched in thousands of babies and children in gold standard clinical trials
  • Scientifically proven Shown to survive stomach acidity and reach the gut alive, where it helps maintain balance in the baby’s gut flora by increasing levels of Bifidobacteria
  • Gut and immune support B. breve M-16V® has been shown to support digestion and immune health, and to complement the infant gut flora*
  • A more natural option Vegan and gluten free, and absolutely no added sugars, artificial flavors or colors
  • Liquid drops formula Easy-to-use baby probiotic drops; can be administered directly into baby’s mouth*, on a spoon or mixed into cool milk or food
  • Complementary product Safe alongside medication for colic and reflux
  • Award-winning probiotic supplement for babies Winner of 2020 National Parenting Product Awards and Nutra Ingredients Asia Award 2019 for Ingredient of the Year: Infant Nutrition
  • Most trusted by parents Optibac Probiotics is the friendly bacteria brand most trusted by parents/mums, as determined in an independent survey* of 1000 people across the UK

Probiotic strains

  • Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®
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Customer reviews

4.8/5 (31 reviews)
  • Have used these drops since birth for my son and I recently ran out and couldn’t get hold of any for a while and I noticed such a difference in him that I was desperate to get more!! With the drops his wind is so much better and easier to pass and he poos regularly and is generally happier in himself! Fab product, highly recommended!

    Kate Tarrant- 18th March 2022

  • Fabulous stuff! Daughter is bottle fed and wasn't pooing for over a week at a time. For the last 2 days she's been passing so much has and done one poo a day so that's progress!! Will definitely be keeping this up 🥰

    Heather- 20th January 2022

  • These are excellent if your baby suffers with trapped wind. I recently ran out and sleeping completely stopped, baby was constantly waking in pain. I will never let myself run out again!

    Sophie Moulds- 26th November 2021

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Speak to our team of experts (nutritionists, microbiologists and nutritional therapists) any time for free advice, with absolutely no obligation to buy.

Camilla Gray
Camilla Gray DipCNM Nutritional Therapist
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Why choose us?

We are the UK's most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements.

† As determined in an independent survey of 1000 British women.

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  • How to use

    Recommended use

    For best results give 0.3ml (8 drops) daily. 8 drops contain a minimum of 1 billion live Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®. Do not exceed recommended daily dosage.

    Instructions for use

    Shake bottle well before each use - separation is natural.

    Discard original lid.

    Give 0.3ml as indicated on dropper (8 drops) in any of the following ways:

    • Directly into the mouth+
    • On a spoon
    • In a bottle of formula milk or expressed breast milk
    • On a clean finger (one drop at a time)
    • On the nipple (a drop or two at a time)
    • For older children, mix the drops into cool food or drinks
    • Can be given at the same time as medications for colic relief

    Do not wash the dropper.

    Storage instructions

    +Refrigerate if using dropper directly into the mouth – otherwise no refrigeration necessary when stored in a cool, dry place below 25°C (77 °F). Once the bottle has been opened, use within 30 days.

    Safety

    Probiotics are not recommended for those with serious medical conditions e.g. those who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the ICU, have melaena, have a central venous catheter, infants with short bowel syndrome, or patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care. Keep out of reach of children.

    This is a dietary supplement and is not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions. Probiotics for colic should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. If you are taking any medications or have a serious medical condition, consult a doctor before use. Optibac supplements will not cause dependency and may be used on an ongoing basis.

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    Ingredients 

    Probiotic cultures: Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®; Medium Chain Triglyceride oil (plant source); Emulsifier: mono and diglycerides of fatty acids (plant source)

    Net volume: 10 ml

    Each serving guarantees 1 billion CFU.

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    Suitability

    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Dairy free
    • Soy free
    • Gluten free
    • No added sugars
    • Free from artificial flavorings, colorings and preservatives
    • Yeast free
    • GMO free
    • No chemicals or parabens
    Format Liquid drop
    CFU 1 billion
    Recommended Use 8 drops daily
    Age Range Newborn to 3 years
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    Last Order Dates Before Christmas

    Order by the dates below to ensure you receive your parcel before Christmas:

    • USA Standard - order by Thursday 15th December
    • USA Express - order by Tuesday 20th December

    USA standard shipping: $4.99

    International postal order - typically deatched and delivered within 5-10 working days.
    Free standard shipping on orders over $100.

    USA express shipping: $6.99

    We use DHL and orders are typically dispatched and delivered within 2-5 working days.

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    • We'll send you an email to confirm once your parcel has been dispatched.
    • For delivery queries, please email enquiries@optibacprobiotics.com
    • We are unable to ship orders to PO boxes.
    • Product prices on this website are always shown in US dollars (USD $) and exclude tax - tax is not applicable as orders are fulfilled from the UK.

    Worldwide Delivery

    • We deliver to more than 50 countries.
    • Shipping is charged at cost - please note that duties may apply.
    • Please allow 3-7 working days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations. Includes order tracking.  
    • If you are located within the United Kingdom or Europe, we recommended switching to our UK website.
    • International deliveries might currently take a little longer due to the global coronavirus situation. Please refer to the webpage of our international delivery provider DHL to confirm the number of days it takes to receive your order and whether they currently ship to your country.
    • Most international delivery prices are dependent on the size and weight of your order and where it is being sent. You'll be shown the final price of shipping in the checkout, before payment, once we have your address and order details.
    • Long distance shipping and short-term exposure to high temperatures will not compromise the viability of our products. Customers living in very hot countries should store the products out of direct sunlight and refrigerate if the option is available.

    For more details regarding international orders, currency conversion and applicable tax for orders outside the USA, please take a look at our delivery FAQ.

    Returns

    If you have changed your mind, you can return goods, at your cost, unopened within 14 days for refund or exchange, this does not affect your statutory rights.

Customer Questions

All questions answered by probiotic experts Dr Kate Stephens PhD (Food and Microbial Sciences) BSc(Hons) Medical Biology and Kerry Beeson BSc (Nut. Med.) Nutritional Therapist

Baby probiotics are food supplements containing friendly bacteria naturally found in a baby’s gut, such as Bifidobacteria. An imbalance in a baby's gut microbiome may cause occasional digestive upsets or gas. Supplementing with good bacteria can help maintain balance in the developing infant gut flora (1,2).

Reference
(1). Li Y et al. (2004). Effects of Bifidobacterium breve supplementation on intestinal flora of low birth weight infants. Pediatr. Int, 46: 509-515. (2). Chua MC et al. (2017). Effect of synbiotic on the gut microbiota of Cesarean delivered infants. A randomised, double blind, multicenter study. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 65 (1): 102-106.
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Probiotics are very safe for babies(1,2). You don’t need to worry about ‘overdosing’, but there’s no reason to use more than they need. Optibac Probiotics Baby Drops gives the recommended dose of 1 billion live probiotic cultures in just 8, easy-to-administer drops.

Reference
(1). Abe F, Muto M, Yaeshima T, et al. Safety evaluation of probiotic bifidobacteria by analysis of mucin degradation activity and translocation ability. Anaerobe. 2010;16(2):131-136. doi:10.1016/j.anaerobe.2009.07.006 (2). Athalye-Jape G, Rao S, Simmer K, Patole S. Bifidobacterium breve M-16V as a Probiotic for Preterm Infants: A Strain-Specific Systematic Review. J Parenter Enter Nutr. 2018;42(4):677-688. doi:10.1177/0148607117722749
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Research has shown that giving infants certain probiotic strains, such as Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®, can help to increase levels of other good Bifidobacteria in the developing infant gut(1,2). Bifidobacterium breve M-16V® has also been shown to soothe colic(2), support immune health(3), and improve allergies(4). They're a highly recommended natural supplement for colic relief in babies (5).

Reference
(1). Li Y et al. (2004). Effects of Bifidobacterium breve supplementation on intestinal flora of low birth weight infants. Pediatr. Int, 46: 509-515. (2). Chua MC et al. (2017). Effect of synbiotic on the gut microbiota of Cesarean delivered infants. A randomised, double blind, multicenter study. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 65 (1): 102-106. (3). Enomoto T et al. (2014). Effects of bifidobacterial supplementation to pregnant women and infants in the prevention of allergy development in infants and on faecal microbiota. Allergol Int, 63 (4): 575-85. (5) NHS: Colic. (2022). Retrieved 6 October 2022, from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/colic/
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Choose baby probiotic supplements which are designed especially for the infant microbiome(1). Optibac Probiotics Baby Drops contains an award-winning probiotic strain tested in over 4000 formula and breastfed newborns(2), babies, and young children (3).

Reference
(1). Abe F, Muto M, Yaeshima T, et al. Safety evaluation of probiotic bifidobacteria by analysis of mucin degradation activity and translocation ability. Anaerobe. 2010;16(2):131-136. doi:10.1016/j.anaerobe.2009.07.006 5. Athalye-Jape G, Rao S, Simmer K, Patole S. Bifidobacterium breve M-16V as a Probiotic for Preterm Infants: A Strain-Specific Systematic Review. J Parenter Enter Nutr. 2018;42(4):677-688. doi:10.1177/0148607117722749 (3). Van Der Aa LB, Van Aalderen WMC, Heymans HSA, et al. Synbiotics prevent asthma-like symptoms in infants with atopic dermatitis. Allergy Eur J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011;66(2):170-177. doi:10.1111/j.1398-9995.2010.02416.x
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It can be tricky giving probiotics to a baby, but Optibac Probiotics Baby Drops easy-to-use dropper makes this simple! You can drop the liquid onto on a nipple, clean finger, or spoon; add to cool, non-acidic drinks, or directly into baby’s mouth.

Supporting the microbiome in early years can be very worthwhile.  Optibac Probiotics Baby Drops is designed for daily, ongoing use in new-borns, babies, and young children, to support their developing gut flora. But like other colic relief drops, they can also be given as and when required.

We recommend giving baby probiotics with the first feed or meal of the day. This helps the delicate friendly bacteria pass safely through your baby’s tummy and into the gut.

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