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High quality, well-researched live cultures from OptiBac Probiotics, for babies & children. This natural supplement contains L. acidophilus, with Bifidobacterium infantis & bifidum - the dominant cultures in healthy infants & kids. Contains no added sugar or flavourings.


Vegetarian Vegetarian
No Gluten No Gluten
Suitable during Pregnancy Suitable during Pregnancy

What's it for?

A natural supplement from OptiBac Probiotics, for infants and children.

Who's it for?

For infants & children from birth to 12 years, and for pregnant & breastfeeding women.

Each sachet:

Provides 3 billion live cultures + 0.75g of FOS fibres, guaranteed until end of expiry.

OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children'

From birth onwards, 'For babies & children' (formerly known as 'For your child's health') from OptiBac Probiotics can be given as a natural supplement.

OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children' is completely free from sugars, artificial flavours & colourings which can be found in other children's supplements and foods containing live cultures.

At OptiBac Probiotics we specialise entirely in live cultures, and only use strains of the highest quality, with extensive research behind them.

More about 'For babies & children'

The types of natural bacteria that reside in an infant's or child's intestines are very different from the types found in adulthood. Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium bifidum are the dominant and most important beneficial cultures found in healthy infants and children during their early years; this product contains both of these bacteria, in strains which have been tested to survive stomach acidity and bile salts. This supplement contains a third type of natural bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52, which has been scientifically shown to survive stomach acidity and to reach the gut alive. At OptiBac Probiotics we appreciate the importance of using various species and strains of natural bacteria - these three strains will target different areas of the gut as opposed to just one. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), makes this product naturally high in fibre.

Having an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut is thought, by some, to be related to digestion and immunity for infants and children, in particular in: formula-fed babies, babies and children on antibiotics, babies delivered be Caesarean section, and babies & children with digestive problems such as colic, diarrhoea, constipation and lactose intolerance, as well as those with allergies and skin irritations such as eczema.

Sachets are enclosed in 3 layer laminated sachets for maximum protection against heat and humidity.

Healthcare professionals can see Scientific Research on OptiBac Probiotics For babies & children, or find out more about our strains.

Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33
Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33

For mothers

Pregnant and nursing mothers can take 'For babies & children' (For your child's health) during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

At the time of birth, a mother passes her natural bacteria to the baby during the birthing process. As the baby passes through the birth canal, it 'swallows' bacteria from the mother, and this is thought to act as a natural booster for the child's immunity and general wellbeing. Pregnant women expecting a Cesearean birth may safely take OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children' during pregnancy.

Following birth, the infant's microflora is influenced by diet (breast milk or formula), environment, and medicines such as antibiotics. The natural development of Bifidobacteria in infants is favoured by breast-feeding; studies have found higher concentrations of Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium bifidum in breast-fed infants as opposed to babies bottle-fed with formulas. Many nursing mothers take 'For babies & children' while breastfeeding.

More about OptiBac Probiotics

Did you know, we are a family business in more ways than one. The UK company was founded by a father and his three children who continue to work together, and is home to more families - even spanning three generations with our sales star Annie and her grandson Jacob! So who better to make supplements for your family? This product contains carefully selected natural bacteria and fibre especially for your children. Tummy-tastic.

Please note: As of January 2014, 'For your child's health' has changed name to 'For babies & children' in the EU. The ingredients remain the same.

Allergen information: Please note this product may contain tiny traces of dairy and/or soy, and is therefore not recommended to those with a strict allergy to dairy. It should be fine however, for those with lactose intolerance.

Directions

'For babies & children' (For your child's health) can easily be mixed with your child's favourite cold foods or beverages. This OptiBac Probiotics supplement can be taken with formula milk when it is at room temperature, but not when warmed (as heat reduces the viability of natural bacteria.)

Take as following, or as professionally directed:

- Infants from birth to 12 months: one sachet per day. - Children 12 months and above: one to two sachets per day, as desired. - Pregnant and nursing mothers: one sachet per day.

- Adults & children should ideally drink plenty of water during a course of live cultures. - Best taken with a meal, preferably with breakfast. - OptiBac Probiotics will not cause dependency, and can safely be taken on an ongoing basis.

Safety

It is not recommended to give live cultures to patients who: are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the Intensive Care Unit, have blood in the stool, have central venous catheters; or to post-surgical patients with open wounds, or infants with short bowel syndrome; unless under a doctor's care.

Nutritional Information

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS); Filler: potato starch; Live probiotic cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52, Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33, Bifidobacterium bifidum Rosell-71).

Each sachet guarantees 3 billion micro-organisms + 0.75g prebiotic fibres.

Storage

Like the rest of the OptiBac Probiotics range, this does not require refrigeration.

Store in a cool, dry place, and away from direct sunlight.

Delivery Options

Method Price
Next Day Delivery
Choose this option by 2pm Mon-Fri and your order should be with you in 24 hours.
£6.00 *
First Class Postage
Usually delivered within 1-3 days
£2.50 *
Standard Shipping
Usually delivered within 4-7 days
£1.75 *
International - Europe
Please allow 7-10 days for delivery
£6.00 *
International
Please allow 7-20 days for delivery
£12.00 *
* All prices include UK value added tax. Purchases made from outside of the European Union will not incur the additional tax on delivery.
  • My 4 year old son is close to a diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorder. I started giving him these probiotics after reading articles about the possible positive effects probiotics can have on the symptoms of Autism. After 2 weeks his stools were much better and his speech had almost doubled. After 4 weeks he was much calmer and more cooperative. He has stopped head banging if he has a tantrum. His understanding seems much better too. He also started taking himself to the toilet and his accidents have stopped. We ran out of probiotics accidentally so he didn't have any for a week. He completely regressed. He became agitated more quickly and his stools were loose again. I cannot believe the difference this product has made. I highly recommend it - he has 1 sachet with his cereal every morning.

  • My 10 year old daughter has been in pain for three years and ended up very poorly. The doctors thought it was food allergy but we excluded dairy, wheat, gluten and soya with no improvement. At one point she was so ill she had to be pushed around in a buggy. I suspected yeast was an issue but wanted to put the "good bacteria" into her gut and was delighted to find Optibac was yeast free. Instant relief, the pain has gone. We have now established that yeast is the main problem but it was the Optibac which stopped the pain. I would recommend it to anyone with digestive problems. My daughter has allergic asthma as part of her problems and she has Optibac every day now and I am sure this is helping to control her symptoms. Don't ever stop making this product!!

  • My son, now 8, was a screamer as a baby, very colicky, and grew up with a very bloated, sticking-out tummy. He also regularly got severe stomach pains, once so painful we ended up in hospital having ... Read more

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