Baby Drops Probiotics

30 servings |1 month's supply

Dr Sasivimol Ahmed PhD, PG Dip (Personalised Nutrition), BSc (Food Science)
A favourite with mums; easy-to-administer drops containing a friendly bacteria strain that is incredibly well researched for babies.
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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  • Soy free

    Soy free

  • Gluten free

    Gluten free

  • GMO free

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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
  • Flavourless 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 UK parents Optibac is the brand of friendly bacteria supplements most trusted by parents in the UK

Probiotic strains

  • Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®
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Complements gut bacteria

Help & advice

Our team of qualified experts are available for free personalised supplement advice. If you're not sure where to start or your needs have recently changed, please get in touch.

Louise Mason
Louise Mason BA(Hons) DipCNM Nutritional Therapist, DipCNM Naturopath, mANP
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  • How to use

    Recommended use

    Baby Drops can be given to infants from birth to 3 years old, with the following recommendations:

    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.


    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.

  • 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.

    Optibac Probiotics Baby Drops supplement fact panel


    • 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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    USA standard shipping: $4.99 

    International postal order - typically deatched and delivered within 5-10 working days.
    Free standard shipping on orders over $60.

    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
    • 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.


    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 Helen Morton BSc (Hons) DipION 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 flora1,2.

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Probiotics are very safe for babies1,2. 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.

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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 gut1,2. Bifidobacterium breve M-16V® has also been shown to soothe colic3 and improve allergies4. They're a highly recommended natural supplement for colic relief in babies3.

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Choose baby probiotic supplements which are designed especially for the infant microbiome1. Optibac Probiotics Baby Drops contains an award-winning probiotic strain tested in over 4000 formula and breastfed newborns2, babies, and young children3.

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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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