Can You Take Good Bacteria While Pregnant or Nursing?

This is a question many nutritionists and healthcare professionals will hear in practice. And the short answer is yes, you can take our friendly bacteria supplements when you are pregnant or nursing.

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Best supplements for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers

Nearly all products in the OptiBac range are suitable for pregnancy or breastfeeding.

'For babies & children' can be safely recommended for pregnant and nursing mothers who are looking for a live cultures supplement during this time.

‘For your baby’ can also be taken when breastfeeding, if you prefer a liquid drops format.

Which live cultures should I not take when I'm pregnant?

We recommend that pregnant or breastfeeding women consult their doctor before taking 'Saccharomyces boulardii', or 'For travelling abroad' which also contains Saccharomyces boulardii. This is simply since we have not seen any clinical trials which administer S. boulardii to pregnant women and hence, in the name of making recommendations which are always backed up with as much research as possible, feel it’s best that pregnant & breastfeeding women take S. boulardii only under a doctor’s care.

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Plus, you can find out more about pregnancy and breastfeeding on the Probiotics Learning Lab.