Dietary supplement for newborns from birth onwards; infants, babies and young children. Suitable for both breastfed and bottle-fed babies.
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!
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 🥰
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!
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.
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:
Do not wash the dropper.
+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.
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.
|Recommended Use||8 drops daily|
|Age Range||Newborn to 3 years|
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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).
(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.
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.
(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
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).
(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/
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).
(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
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.
|Baby Drops (30 servings) - 30 servings||Babies & Children (30 sachets) - 30 sachets||Kids Gummies (30 gummies) - 30 gummies|
|Age/Life Stage||0-3 years||0-12 years||3 years +|
|Dosage||8 drops daily||1-2 daily||1 daily|
|Added Nutrients||Vitamin D||Vitamin D & Calcium|