For your baby

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Optibac Probiotics 'For your baby' is a high-quality liquid probiotic supplement specially developed for use from birth onwards, to help support gut and immune health*. Contains Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®, which has been scientifically researched in thousands of newborns & babies. 

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Probiotic Strains

  • Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®
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  • Product Description

    Award-winning probiotic drops for newborns and babies by Optibac Probiotics

    Who is ‘Optibac Probiotics For Your Baby’ for?

    Food supplement for newborns from birth onwards; infants, babies and young children. Suitable for both breastfed and formula fed babies. Suitable for use alongside medication for colic.

    Key benefits

    • Contains world-renowned Bifidobacterium breve M-16V® live bacteria strain
    • Strain naturally occurs in the human body & is uniquely adapted to reside in humans
    • Complements the gut flora naturally present in your baby's digestive system
    • Clinically trialed in numerous gold standard clinical trials in thousands of babies and young children
    • Proven both effective and safe for babies and children
    • Helps promote and maintain a healthy balance in the baby’s gut flora
    • Probiotic strain shown to encourage a healthy gut environment in infants by increasing levels of Bifidobacteria* and to support immune health*.
    • 1 billion CFU friendly bacteria per serving, guaranteed until end of expiry.
    • Proven to reach the gut alive.
    • Easy-to-use dropper - administer directly into baby’s mouth, on a spoon or mix into cold milk or food.
    • Suitable for vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free or gluten-free diets.
    • Free from GMOs and soy. No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
    • Recommended for daily use.
    • Winner of 2020 National Parenting Product Awards and Nutra Ingredients Asia Award 2019 for Ingredient of the Year: Infant Nutrition.
    • From the UK’s most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements. As determined in an independent survey of 1000 British women+

    Available in one pack size of 30 servings – serving size 0.3 ml (8 drops) as indicated on the dropper.

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    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 ‘For your baby’ 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. ‘For your baby’ 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.


    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

  • How To Use

    Recommended dose

    For best results give 8 drops daily. One dose consists of 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. 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.

    How do I give probiotics to a breastfed baby?

    It can be tricky giving supplements to a breastfed baby, but ‘For your baby’ 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, ‘For your baby’ 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. ‘For your baby’ gives the recommended dose of 1 billion live cultures in just 8, easy to administer drops.


    Live probiotic cultures are not recommended for those with serious medical conditions e.g. those who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the ICU (very premature babies), 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 and sight of children.

    This is a food supplement and is not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. If babies and children 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

    Ingredients for your baby supplement fact panel

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

    Net volume: 10 ml
    Check bottom of pack for Best Before Date.

    Sugar free. Suitable for vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, gluten free or soy free diets. GMO free.
    Free from artificial flavorings, colorings and preservatives typically found in other food & drinks containing probiotics. No chemicals or parabens.

    This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.

    Customer Questions

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

    Is ‘For your baby’ a dairy free and vegan probiotic?

    ‘For your baby’ is a dairy-free and vegan probiotic. This means it’s one of the best probiotics for babies with lactose intolerance or a milk allergy.


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  • Reviews

    Customer reviews

    • An excellent probiotic for babies. Extremely easy to administer and consumed without even noticing. I would highly recommend to anyone considering trying probiotics, you won't look back!

      Rosie Sprake - 9th March 2021

    • I am really pleased that I came across these prebiotics!! It had never crossed my mind that these would be something that would help my baby in many ways. I tried the For Your Baby drops to see if it would help my babies trapped wind! She didny seem to suffer with anything until she was about 9 months old. We had sleepless nights for many weeks with her not settling from wind. I tried the drops and after a couple of weeks she is sleeping again, we both are!! And most importantly, she doesnt have bad trapped wind anymore and she passes it much more easily. I cant say for definate if its these drops, but I'll I'll definately be carrying on with them!

      Gemma Wright - 27th February 2021

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    • We have been using For your baby probiotic drops since my little one was five months old (now 11 months). We started to give them to him to help repair his gut as we identified him as having dairy and soya intolerances. Over the course of a few weeks we noticed some improvement in him being more comfortable. Although it’s hard to pinpoint the exact reason, we do feel that these drops have had a positive effect and helped him. They are really easy to give him, perfect when breastfeeding, and he enjoys taking them directly. I would recommend them to parents of babies as easy to give and it seems to help with protecting the gut and fighting bugs. Thank you to Paul and Sandra for highly recommending this brand.

      Aimee Hunt - 3rd February 2021

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    We ship all USA orders from our warehouse in Hampshire in the UK. Due to the ongoing global pandemic many US, European and Worldwide postal routes are seeing increased transit times. Delivery times provided on this site are therefore a guide and not a guarantee. Express Services largely remain unaffected however these routes are typically subject to local tax and duties at customs.

    USA standard shipping: $4.99

    International postal order - typically delivered within 4-10 working days.
    Free standard shipping on orders over $100.

    USA express shipping: $6.99

    We use DHL and orders are typically delivered within 1-3 working days.



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    • We deliver to more than 50 countries.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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