Baby Drops Probiotics

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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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Probiotic Strains

  • Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®
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  • Product Description

    Probiotics for babies

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

    Key benefits

    • 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 supportB. 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

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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

    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.

    Customer Questions

    All questions answered by probiotic expert Kerry Beeson BSc (Nut. Med.) Nutritional Therapist.

    What are baby probiotics?

    Probiotics for babies are dietary supplements that use good bacteria strains naturally present in the baby’s gut. ‘Probiotic’ means ‘for life’. The WHO defines probiotics as live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. An imbalance in the good and bad bacteria in a baby's gut in the first few months of life may trigger occasional digestive upsets or gas production.

    Can or should I give my baby probiotics?

    You can give Baby Drops probiotics to your newborn from birth onwards. Research has shown that giving certain probiotic strains, such as Bifidobacterium breve M-16V® to infants can help to increase levels of Bifidobacteria in the gut1,2, soothe colic2, support immune health and improve allergies3.

    How do I choose the best probiotic for my baby?

    When choosing a probiotic supplement for your baby, you need to feel confident that it is safe, effective, and suitable for the infant microbiome4. Baby Drops contains an award-winning probiotic strain which has been tested in over 4000 newborn infants5, babies, and young children6, and it is ideal for use in both formula and breastfed babies.

    How do I give probiotics to a breastfed baby?

    It can be tricky giving supplements to a breastfed baby, but Baby Drops makes this simple. The easy-to-use dropper allows you to either gently drop the liquid into baby’s mouth, on a nipple or clean finger, give it on a spoon, or add it to cool non-acidic drink.

    When is the best time of day to give baby probiotics?

    It’s best to give probiotics in the morning with the first feed or meal of the day. This helps to ensure that the probiotics pass safely through your baby’s tummy and into the gut.

    How long should my baby take probiotics?

    So many factors affect the health and development of your baby’s gut, including birthing mode, environment and antibiotics; so supporting the microbiome in their early years can be worthwhile. Whether your baby is newborn, one month old, or one year old, Baby Drops is designed for daily, ongoing use.

    Can you give a baby too many probiotics?

    Probiotics are very safe for babies and you cannot ‘overdose’, so don’t worry about giving them too much; however, there’s no reason to use more than they need. Baby Drops gives the recommended dose of 1 billion CFU in just 8, easy to administer drops.


    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. Dietary supplements 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.


    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.
    4. 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
    6. 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

  • Ingredients

    Ingredients Optibac Probiotics Baby Drops supplement fact panel

    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.


    • 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
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  • Reviews

    Customer 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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  • Delivery & Returns

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