For your baby

30 servings



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Gluten free

Gluten free



Dairy free

Dairy free


A high quality friendly bacteria liquid drop supplement containing Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®. Scientifically researched in thousands of newborns & babies.

Strains & active ingredients

  • Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®
  • Product description

  • How to use

  • Ingredients

  • Help & advice

  • Reviews

  • Product description

    Who is it for?

    Especially for babies (both breastfed and formula fed) from birth and beyond. 

    Good to know:

    Each serving contains 1 billion friendly bacteria and the billions count is guaranteed until end of expiry.

    Contains the extensively researched live cultures strain Bifidobacterium breve M-16V® which has been trialled in thousands of newborns, babies and young children.

    Scientifically proven to pass through stomach acidity and survive to reach the gut.

    Easy to use dropper gives the choice to give directly into baby’s mouth or mix into cold milk or food.

    Refrigerate if using dropper directly into the mouth – otherwise no refrigeration necessary when stored in a cool, dry place below 25°C.

    Suitable for babies and toddlers on a vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten free diet.

    Suitable from birth onwards.

    Recommended for daily use.


    Free from artificial flavourings or colourings that may be found in other food & drinks containing live cultures.

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

    Please note: This is a food supplement and is not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions.

    You might also like our For babies & children product.

  • How to use

    Instructions for use

    Food supplement suitable for newborns (from birth onwards), babies and young children with the following recommendations:

    Mix by shaking well before use - separation is natural.

    Discard original lid.

    Give 0.3 ml 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

    * Refrigerate if using dropper directly into the mouth. No refrigeration necessary when stored in a cool dry place below 25°C.

    For best results use daily.

    Once opened, use within 30 days. 

    Do not wash the dropper.

    Do not exceed recommended daily dosage.

    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.


    Like the rest of the OptiBac range, 'For your baby' does not require refrigeration unless using dropper directly into the mouth. Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C and out of direct sunlight.


    Live 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.

  • Ingredients


    Medium chain triglyceride oil (plant source)

    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.

    Suitable for vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free diets.

  • Help & advice

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    If you have a specific question or need some advice on which product to choose please contact our Nutrition Team on +44 (0) 1264 318 881 or click on the link below for our contact form.

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  • Reviews

    Customer reviews

    • I bought these for my 6 week old baby who, although breastfeeding well, was going 6 days between dirty nappies and was very windy and uncomfortable most of the time. From day two of the drops she was doing a nappy at least once a day and is much more settled.

      Frances Hunter

    • Love this product, especially in the current climate as it gives you extra peace of mind that your little one is getting the best start. We have been giving this to our little girl from 1 month, directly from dropper as breastfed. Highly recommend.

      Kirsty Roberts

    • I use this for my 4 year old and my 1 year old. Digestion has always been an issue for my eldest so have been through lots of brands - this one worked wonders on my eldest (actual formed stools!) We feed it from a spoon and keep it in the cupboard so no mixing or dissolving in drinks required which makes it easy. Would recommend.

      Marie W

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